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Food and Chinese Culture - the Relationship between the Two

Explore the symbolic significance of food in Chinese culture, and how Chinese philosophical beliefs such as yin and yang influence the Chinese diet.
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Traditional Chinese Holidays in 2012
Traditional Chinese Holidays - Whether it's Chinese New Year or the Moon Festival, find out the date of popular traditional holidays in 2012, the year of the dragon, and special foods associated with them.

Chinese Calendar of Holidays For 2011 - the Year of the Rabbit
Chinese New Year may be China's biggest excuse for a party, but it's not the only one. There are many Chinese holidays throughout the year, and most have their own special celebration food. Because Chinese holidays are based on the lunar calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar changes from one year to the next. Here is a Chinese holiday...

Chinese Holiday Calendar for the Year of the Tiger 2010
Chinese New Year may be China's biggest excuse for a party, but it's not the only one. There are many Chinese holidays throughout the year, and most have their own special celebration food. Because Chinese holidays are based on the lunar calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar changes from one year to the next. Here is a Chinese holiday calendar with dates and information about the major fes…

Chinese Holiday Calendar for the Year of the Ox 2009
Chinese New Year may be China's biggest excuse for a party, but it's not the only one. There are many Chinese holidays throughout the year, and most have their own special celebration food. Because Chinese holidays are based on the lunar calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar changes from one year to the next. Here is a Chinese holiday...

Chinese Holiday Calendar for the Year of the Rat (2008)
Chinese New Year may be China’s biggest excuse for a party, but it’s not the only one. There are many Chinese holidays throughout the year, and most have their own special celebration food. Because Chinese holidays are based on the lunar calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar changes from one year to the next. Here is a Chinese holiday calendar with dates and information about the…

A Matter of Taste
We've all heard about the four tastes - sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. But is there a fifth taste?

Chinese Versions of Classic Dishes
Chinese Versions of Classic Dishes

Don't Drink the Water!
Traveler's Diarrhea - Simple tips for avoiding this common travel illnes

Five Elements Theory
While not as well known as yin and yang, the five elements theory is at the cornerstone of Chinese culture. Learn about the role the five elements theory plays in Chinese cuisine.

Five-Spice Powder
Is five-spice powder the first "feel-good" drug?

Food Feng Shui
Learn how to increase your energy by optimizing the feng shui of your food.

Shark's Fin Soup – Would You Order Shark's Fin Soup?
Has all the recent controversy turned you off Shark's Fin Soup?

Yin and Yang in Chinese Cooking
Want to know the difference between yin and yang foods? Learn how the Chinese apply the principles of yin and yang in Chinese cooking.

Eating China
Chinese Food Culture and History - a culinary journey through the cuisine of China and Taiwan.

Chinese New Year Calendar 2013
2013 Chinese New Year Calendar – Find out the dates of Chinese New Year and other holidays in 2013, the Snake

Top Chinese New Year Food Days
Find out which foods are enjoyed on specific days of the Chinese New Year season.

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