The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese by Thomas O. Hollmann

By Thomas O. Hollmann

Well known sinologist Thomas O. Höllmann tracks the expansion of nutrients tradition in China from its earliest burial rituals to today's Western quickly foodstuff eating places, mapping chinese language cuisine's geographical diversifications and native customs, indigenous elements and overseas affects, exchange routes, and ethnic institutions. Höllmann information the foodstuff practices of significant chinese language religions and the importance of consuming and consuming in rites of passage and pop culture. He enriches his narrative with thirty of his favourite recipes and a range of photos, posters, work, sketches, and photographs of clay collectible figurines and different items excavated from tombs.

Höllmann's award-winning heritage revisits the discovery of noodles, the position of butchers and chefs in chinese language politics, debates over the beginning of grape wines, and the motives of modern day nutrients illness. He discusses neighborhood crop creation, using herbs and spices, the connection among chinese language meals and economics, the impression of chinese language philosophy, and conventional nutritional options and superstitions. mentioning unique chinese language assets, Höllmann uncovers attention-grabbing facets of day-by-day chinese language existence, developing a multifaceted compendium that evokes a wealthy appreciation of chinese language arts and tradition.

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