China’s Forbidden City treasures now for the masses

BEIJING — At China’s five century old Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing, 16 million visitors a year navigate through its numerous halls...

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While many Americans are familiar with dishes like egg foo young, there are Chinese-American and Chinese immigrant communities throughout the country where foods like...

Colorful Features of Sichuan Cuisine in the Kingdom of Heavenly Prosperity

The complex topography of Sichuan including mountains, hills, plains, plateaus, and basin has shaped food customs in Sichuan with versatile and distinct ingredients. Abundant rice...

Finding Love on the Lantern Festival when people are out for Romance

The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar. It marks the...
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Real Chinese, Part 5 – Food and Restaurants

Real Chinese, Part 5 - Food and Restaurants

Chinese food and dining etiquette

Food in Daily Life (Edited from www. everyculture.com) Rice is the dietary staple in most of the country. In the north and the west, where...

China Is Building a Disney World for Wine

Changyu, China's winemaking powerhouse, is building French-style chateaus and Italianate castles around the country—and an entire "Wine City"—to encourage the country's passion for the grape.   At Chateau...

Chinese regional cuisines

Zhejiang Cuisine Zhejiang cuisine includes the specialties of Hangzhou, Ningbo and Shaoxing in Zhejiang Province, which is known as ‘land abundant in fish and rice', Zhejiang...

Festival and Minority Cuisines

Chinese prefer to combine gourmet food with festivals and important occasions. The most interesting part of cuisine culture lies in the feast offered on...

Chinese Dining Culture

Visitors to China are often surprised when a typical dinner for a table of eight people consists of four courses of cold dishes, four...

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