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.
Native to northern China, soybeans (Glycine max) were cultivated as early as B.C. 3,000. Soybeans later reached other parts of Asia, probably introduced by Buddhist missionaries. The bean's high nutritional value, after processing, and versatility have made it extremely important in Buddhist vegetarian cooking.