Chinese Food Quotations. Wisdom and wit on Chinese food from China and elsewhere.
A hundred miles from the Chinese mainland
lies Taiwan. Most simply described, the cuisine of this mountainous island
on the edge of the Pacific is Chinese, with some significant Japanese
A Nation of Pork Eaters
Pigs were among the first animals domesticated for food in ancient times, and
all through their history Chinese have been dedicated eaters of swine flesh.
Although its name strongly suggests a New Zealand origin, the kiwifruit is in fact, native to China's Yangtze Valley. Until midway through the 20th century, the fruit was known as Chinese gooseberry. Once a commercial industry was developed in New Zealand, fruit growers apparently decided that the furry egg-shaped fruit bore a symbolic resemblance to their native flightless bird, the kiwi … more