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China food of the world

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Did you know that China's population through history has had an effect on their food?

By 1000 A.D., China's population reached 100 million (more than three times as many people as in Canada today!). The Chinese constantly had to adapt new eating habits because of the scarcity of food. Meat was scarce, so food dishes were created using small amounts of meat mixed with rice or noodles, both of which were more plentiful. Vegetables were added, and stir-frying - the most common method of cooking - became a way to conserve fuel by cooking food quickly
Foods Grown in China Centuries of Different Foods 4 Interesting Facts About China The growth and development of the foods of China also reflect China's long history. With each new dynasty new recipes and food traditions were created.

Some say the art of food preparation reached its peak during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911).
An example of this peak is a feast called "Man Han Quan Xi" (feast of Manchu and Han courses). This feast serves over 100 different dishes that originally were from the Manchu and Han cultures within China. The rulers of the Qing dynasty wanted to make sure the peoples of the united China from the Han and Manchu cultures got along, and this huge feast became a tradition to keep the peace. By Michael Stremlaw Forget what you know about North American Chinese Food. Chinese cuisine is much more than chicken balls, eggrolls and fortune cookies!

In China, food is an art form, filled with tastes and types of food that reflect the regions across the country. Foods are full of flavour, are very nutritious, and the food appeals to all the senses - sight, smell, taste, touch and even sound.

My Prezi will show you many fun and different things I learned about real Chinese food. Every area of China has a unique cuisine. There are eight main regions: Cantonese, Hunan, Szechuan, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangsu, Shandong and Zhejiang. Often Shanghai and Beijing are also included in the group.

Szechuan is quite popular and is known for hot and spicy food, made with hot peppers, garlic and onions. Cantonese, on the other hand, is lightly seasoned and involves rice and stir-fry dishes. Wonton soup and sweet and sour pork are common Cantonese dishes. In Chinese cuisine, balance is a key part of a meal. Ideally, salty, sweet, sour, bitter and hot flavours should be represented. To prepare a proper meal, it must have a balance of starches and grains, and vegetables and meats.

Grains and starches tend to consist of rice, millet, wheat, yams or sweet potatoes. Legumes are also important and include soybeans and peanuts. When it comes to meat and vegetables, Chinese cuisine can include just about anything, with the most popular meats being pork, beef, chicken, duck, goose and various types of seafood.

Preserved foods are often added to meals as well. Foods that have been pickled, smoked, salted or soaked in soy sauces are quite popular. Rice dishes are usually found at meals. China is the world's largest rice producer. Plain white rice and fried rice can often be eaten several times a day. Rice dishes (including rice dumplings) also play an important role in all holiday meals, particularly during the Chinese New Year. Stir Fry:
While all types of cooking methods are used in China today, stir-frying is native to the country. Stir-frying involves cooking a combination of meats and vegetables cut into small bite-sized pieces in heated oil and spices in a wok. Bean sprouts, cabbage, ginger root and tofu can all be added to create a mouth-watering meal.

No Chinese meal is complete without tea. There are five types of Chinese tea: green, black (red), Oolong, compressed and scented.

Green tea is most common and has been known to help with all kinds of medical issues, including heart disease, cancer and weight loss.

Scented tea is also quite popular and is made by mixing fragrant flowers with the tealeaves. Scented teas are often made with jasmine or magnolia. Meal Ideas Different Regions of Food Tea China The Beginning of My Journey Chopsticks are the primary eating utensil in Chinese culture for solid foods, while spoons are used for drinking soups. Food is usually prepared in bite-sized pieces (except fish, crabs and so on), ready for direct picking up and eating.

Traditionally, Chinese culture considered using knives and forks at the table "barbaric" due to fact that these implements were regarded as weapons. It was also considered not to be polite to have guests work at cutting their own food. How to eat Chinese Food Canada's Food Guide Thank you for your patience and I hope you enjoyed my presentation about China If you have any quetions feel free to ask China is often considered the longest continuous civilization, with some historians marking 6000 B.C. as the dawn of Chinese civilization. The modern word “China” most likely comes from the name of the Qin (pronounced “chin”) from the Qin Dynasty. The Qin Dynasty was the first imperial dynasty of China lasting from 221 B.C. to 206 B.C. Although it did not last long, it was a very successful time, and the effects of this first dynasty lasted for a very long time. China is the fourth largest country - in land size - in the world (after Russia, Canada, and the U.S.). It has an area of 9,598,094 square kilometres . China has the largest population of any country in the world. China’s population as of 2010 is 1,339,724,892. This means that one in every five people in the world is Chinese. Duck One of China's unique meal choices:
Duck! China's Food Guide Did You Know...
Eating a meal is an event in itself. Food is meant to be shared among family and friends, and good table manners are always expected. Rice Balance in a Meal Food Guide With over 300 million farmers in China, agriculture is one of China's main industries. They rank first in worldwide farm output primarily producing rice, wheat, potatoes, sorghum, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, cotton, oilseed, pork, and fish.

Southern china has a warmer climate, and is the primary area where rice is grown. Northern China is cooler and dryer, and is where wheat is primarily grown. China's flag The Foods of the World Project Stir Fry One of China's favourite meals is Stir Fry
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