Chinese Food and Cuisine
Whether you're looking for Chinese restaurants, Chinese food delivery or Chinese cooking advice, the Web is an increasingly valuable resource for finding it all. The sites recommended in this Chinese Food and Cuisine Web Guide outline some of the historical and cultural aspects of Chinese food, and offer recipes and cooking techniques. You’ll even find online resources for buying traditional tableware and the necessary ingredients to make your favorite Chinese dishes.
The following sites provide an overview of Chinese cuisine types and the history of Chinese food and cuisine. You’ll learn about dishes from different Chinese provinces, as well as traditional Chinese dining customs.
- To experience a stunning visual feast of Chinese dishes, see Ang Lee’s film "Eat Drink Man Woman," the story of a Chinese chef whose elaborately prepared meals are the only way he can communicate with his three daughters.
The following resources teach you the basics of Chinese cooking, making it possible to enjoy Chinese food prepared in your own home. You’ll find lots of Chinese recipes as well as descriptions of Chinese cooking techniques.
- For more Chinese recipe ideas, try "Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes from Hunan Province" by Fuchsia Dunlop.
If you can’t find a necessary item at your local grocery store, consider buying Chinese food online. In addition to Chinese food items, these online food stores also sell tableware, such as Chinese bowls and chopsticks.
- Health food stores are a great resource for Asian ingredients. Chinese noodles, sauces and snacks are often available.
- If you’d rather get ready-to-eat Chinese food delivered to your door, visit findingDulcinea’s Restaurants Web Guide, and see the “Ordering In” section to locate a Chinese restaurant near you.