Chinese Food – The Art of Dining, Chinese Style

By | August 3, 2014

What is the Chinese Style of Dining? Chinese dining traditions go back thousands of years. The elaborate customs are an interesting mixture of practicality, superstition and social inertia. Westerners aren’t expected to know the details but, as with learning a bit of the local language, it always helps. Following them will make for an enjoyable new experience and… Read More »

Chinese Food – Szechuan Style Cuisine

By | August 3, 2014

What is Szechuan Style Cuisine? Surrounded by mountains, including the famed Himalayas to the north, Szechuan province has given the world a unique cuisine. In English, the province is also often spelled Sichuan. The more common spelling is influenced by the Cantonese dialect. Whether it’s Kung Pao chicken, Ma Po Tofu or Bang Bang Chicken, Szechuan cooking is renowned… Read More »

Chinese Food – Shanghai Style Cuisine

By | August 3, 2014

What is Shanghai Style Cuisine? Shanghai is one of the most prosperous, active and cosmopolitan cities in the world. At any given time there are over a thousand major construction projects taking place in this city of over 20 million. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that the cuisine of this region should be equally cosmopolitan. Filled… Read More »

Chinese Food – Hunan Style Cuisine

By | August 3, 2014

What is Hunan Style Cuisine? The Hunan province in China is home to over 64 million people. Located near the center of this vast country, it has received cooking influences from far and wide. The agricultural areas produce rich harvests, lending additional variety. And, housing one of the largest freshwater lakes in China has also influenced the cuisine.… Read More »

Chinese Food – Chinese Food and Nutrition

By | August 3, 2014

Among some, Chinese food is regarded as a magical key to health. They point to the lower incidence of heart disease and certain cancers among the Chinese. Others contend that the average Chinese meal is a nutritional disaster, citing high levels of sodium, fat and calories. Not surprisingly, both these extreme views overlook a number of important facts… Read More »

Chinese Food – Canton Style Cuisine

By | August 3, 2014

Canton style cuisine is varied and cosmopolitan. Characterized by gentle spices, fresh ingredients and slow, careful preparation it may not seem to be the best choice for a restaurant. Yet, Cantonese retains its status as a favorite of millions. Originating from the Guangdong province in China, this style of cooking provides a menu that contains something for everyone.… Read More »

Chinese Food – All About Chinese Chopsticks

By | August 3, 2014

As anyone who has been to a Chinese restaurant knows,  are the traditional implements for eating Chinese dishes. But far from being difficult and inefficient, they’re actually very versatile. They require a moderate amount of technique and practice, but in short order anyone can learn to use them well. Chopsticks have been in use for over 3,000 years.… Read More »