Cultural China Series
When it comes to food, the Chinese have a common saying, "The masses regard food as their heaven," which means that food is peoplesprimal want. lt should clearly justify the importance that "eating" holds in Chinese peopleslives. Eating is not just meant to fill the stomach; having food at onesdisposal, being able to consume a good amount of food, and knowing what and how to eat are all viewed as a good "fortune." Those who promote food culture often use the words of Chinese philosopher Confucius, "diet and love-making, all primal needs of every human being," finding an aspiring and positive thought basis for such an epicurean lifestyle. Theresprobably not another place in this world that has as great a variety of delicious fare as China. The Chinese, who see eating as a fortune and life as an art, not only created various kinds of regional food styles in its own vast lands, but have also spread Chinese food culture to far across the seas. Today, in this world where even the farthest corners can seem as dose as onesback yard, Chinese food can be enjoyed in Bach and every metropolitan throughout the world.
中国有句俗语： #27665;以食为天 #65292;足证饮食在中国人日常生活中占有重要的地位。由于各地风土民情不同，烹调手艺和口味各异，中国饮食品种丰富多样；中国菜的做法，对于火候、刀功、配料等都非常讲究，以色、香、味、形俱备而闻名。中国饮食中所反映出的文化传统、历史经济状况、民俗民情、地域特色，都值得做文章。