The Cooking of China

by Matthew Locricchio

The Regions of China and How They Taste

Good food brings families and friends together all over the world. In China sharing food is the very heart and soul of cooking. Rarely would anyone in China think of eating, either at home or in a restaurant, without inviting someone to share the meal. In fact, instead of saying, "Hi, how are you?", a Chinese person often will greet you with "Have you eaten yet?" If the answer is no, chances are you'll soon find yourself enjoying a delicious Chinese meal.

China is a vast country with a great variety of climates. As a result the foods grown and the ingredients used in cooking change from region to region. The best way to understand the different styles of Chinese cooking is to take a look at the main geographic areas of the country.


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