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Food-related Chinese Inventions

2000 BC
Noodles (made from millet)
1500 BC
Fish Farming (carp in ponds)
1100 BC
Strong Ale (e.g. rice wine)
600 BC
The Iron Plough, Roe Cultivation & Intensive Hoeing
400 BC
Cast Iron
200 BC
The Rotary Winnowing Fan, The Modern Seed Drill, Steel Production from Cast Iron
300 AD
The Fishing Reel, Porcelain, Biological Pest Control, Deficiency Diseases
700 AD
Brandy and Whisky
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Though traders must have long carried tales of tea and even tea samples from China and Japan to Europe, a Portuguese Jesuit missionary, Jasper de Cruz was the first person to document his experiences of making and drinking the stuff. That was in 1560 … read more

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