Chinese Cuisine 101: A Tour Around the Site
Welcome to Chinese cuisine. Whether you're new to Chinese cooking, or a long-time fan
visiting the site for the first time, this is the place to begin. You'll find links to
basic information on Chinese cooking, holiday ideas, nutritional information, and the role
of food in Chinese culture.
Here is a complete index of all my resources to make Chinese cooking easier for the beginner, including cooking methods, tips, FAQ's and choosing a cooking class.
Articles, Columns and Special Features
Look to these for recipes, tips on preparing and serving Chinese food, regional cuisines, nutritional information, and how to celebrate special occasions such as Chinese New Years. The following pages have been designed to help you:
- At the Table
Resources on Chinese meals and dining, from meal planning and mastering chopsticks to dim sum.
For the gourmet and anyone who loves Chinese food - an assortment of cookbooks and novels that depict the major role food plays in Chinese culture. Includes reviews and sample recipes.
- Cooking Basics
Help with preparing Chinese food, from stir-frying tips to general information on ingredients and sources for purchasing Chinese food online.
- Food History
Learn more about the history of specific Chinese foods and popular dishes.
Bok Choy to Noodles
Information about Asian ingredients that includes cooking tips and recipes.
- Fun Stuff
Check your Chinese horoscope, brush up on your food trivia, play "Who Wants to be a Chinese Cuisine Culinaire?" and more.
- Holidays and Special Occasions
Information about the special foods served on Chinese holidays, and tips on how to add an Oriental flavor to traditional holidays such as Thanksgiving.
- Nutritional Information
Resources pertaining to the health aspects of Chinese cuisine, and a collection of healthy recipes.
Looking for recipes on the Chinese Cuisine site? This is the place to start.
- Regional Cooking Styles
Find out more about the distinct regional styles that make up Chinese cuisine.
Reader restaurant recommendations and tips for lowering the fat and calories when enjoying Chinese take-out.
(In addition, an index of my articles only is available here. (New articles are written twice a month or more frequently.)
On the left side of every page is the subject list. This categorized index of articles and links is designed to provide you with the best resources on Chinese cuisine that are on the Internet. The Poultry, Dim Sum, Noodles and Food and Culture pages are especially popular. In addition, you may find the following helpful:
- Cooking Basics - Cooking techniques, glossaries, and information on handling specific types of food.
- Shopping Online - Information and resources for purchasing Chinese ingredients and cooking equipment online.
- Dining Customs and Table Etiquette - How to make your dining experience more authentic.
- Festival Foods - Learn about the important role food plays in festivals, holidays, and family celebrations.
- Health - Information on health and the Chinese diet.
- Online Recipe Sites - How to make your dining experience more authentic.
- Tea - Information on brewing, types of Chinese teas, the Oriental tea ceremony, and more.
Everything but the Kitchen Sink...
- Bulletin Board
A useful resource whether you are searching for a particular recipe, or want to talk with others about Asian cuisine.
- Fun Food Trivia
What is "meat without bones"? Is bird's nest soup really made from the nests of birds? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
Basic information on everything from seasoning a wok to using chopsticks.
- Polls, Polls, Polls
Share your opinions here!
- Top Twenty-Five Recipes
Find out the week's most popular recipes.