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Chinese Food (Introductions to Chinese Culture)by Liu Junru
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This illustrated gastronomic tour traces the development of the unique food and drink culture found in China. From ancient to modern times, the Chinese have celebrated an epicurean lifestyle, believing that food is not just meant to fill the stomach, but that an abundance of food denotes good fortune and that knowing what, and how, to eat is crucial to health. Liu Junru explores the traditions surrounding cooking and eating in China, distinctive regional variations, the development of advanced culinary techniques and new dining trends. Chinese Food will be of interest to all those with an interest in the origins of this popular cuisine, now enjoyed in every part of the world.
This illustrated gastronomic tour traces the development of the unique food and drink culture found in China.
About the Author
Liu Junru is Associate Professor of Beijing Language and Culture University with a wealth of experience in Chinese language teaching to international students and the international promotion of Chinese culture.
Table of Contents
Preface; 1. The origins of China's food and drink culture; 2. Culinary and dining traditions; 3. A gastronomic tour of China; 4. The pleasure of drinking one's fill; 5. New dining trends; Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.
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