A man cannot be too serious about what he eats. – Confucius
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to pause, collect ourselves, relax a bit, and reflect upon…Chinese food!
Yes, Chinese food. The world’s oldest and greatest cuisine.
For as big a Francophile as we are, there is no gastronomia that competes with China’s for venerability and deliciousness.
To put things in perspective, China cooks were selling food to strangers, and codifying their cuisine, 500 years before Romans started feeding Christians to the lions. It is fairly undeniable among food historians and anthropologists that Chinese culture is the most keenly food-oriented in the world. And it’s no coincidence that the phrase “Have you eaten?” is the most common of daily greetings in the Chinese language.