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Food-related Chinese Inventions
 
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Invention

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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Chinese dongpo pork recipe  

Dongpo Pork
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Soup, Always Soup

Chinese rarely sit down to a lunch or dinner that does not include soup (in the case of noodle soup, soup is the meal). Unlike the Western custom of having soup before the main course, Chinese prefer to eat soup during or towards the end of a meal. At a casual meal people tend to pick up the bowl and drink directly from it; in a more formal setting, spoons are required … more

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