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.
Even the English, known for their plain cooking, use salt when boiling potatoes and carrots. Yet the Chinese cook rice in nothing but water. In stark contrast to the way most other foods are prepared in China, rice is a singularly pure, simple, even bland dish; the perfect foil for well seasoned meat and vegetable dishes.