VOC's Travel BLOG
Our Travel Blog is the place to share our real life, travel experiences in China with you. Besides, we will provide information related to Chinese culture and China travel guide. "A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near." Traveling makes us to be closer, let's discover China together!
China boasts multiple geographical conditions and climate. People sow in spring, cultivate in summer, harvest in autumn and store food in winter. This strict calendar has been applied for thousands of years. Though modern people stand off the nature with each passing day compare with agrarian age, to carry on ancestral life wisdom to arrange the diet has melted into Chinese’s genes. Depending on their rich experience, Chinese chefs search splendid food combination in the change of seasons.
Every recipe of Chinese food is so special and magical that cannot be easily learned. The transmission of culinary skills, no matter in remote mountain villages or in bustling cities, still follows the traditional way of teaching orally and understanding tacitly. Each delicacy is the result of culinary skills passing on from generation to generation, or transmitting from one to another.
Ready or not, life always press people step forward. From the migration of individual life to the transportation of food materials, the footsteps of people and food nerver stop. In the times of traffic inconvenience, people take food can be long-term preserved when they go on a long journey. Those so called "road food" not merely to fill the stomach, but console the lonely trip with its familiar hometown flavors; where people pause for a short stay, their oven are even set for the most familiar hometown dishes.
After two years the second season of the documentary television series A Bite of China began to bring us to the paradise of Chinese food again from April 18 on. Some faithful audiences joked that the first episode Footsteps of the second season not only made them mouth water but also moved them to tears. Actually I was also moved by the family love reflected in the stories behind foods of various kinds, especially by the parts concerning sweet honey.
Now, type the keyboard in a sunny morning and write something about the 2014 Spring Festival (Chinese New Year), I really couldn't conceal my excitement at the moment – the time for family reunion and whole country’s celebration is coming! It needs time to introduce every aspect of this extremely important festival in China, thus here I just focus on some foods Chinese people usually enjoy during the pleasant dates.
Last Wednesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Chengdu. He visited the Dufu’s Thatched Cottage and Jinli Street, and had Chengdu Hotpot. Chengdu is the only city in Western China that has direct flights to London. It is the capital of Sichuan Province, and is famous for its food, teahouses, beautiful attractions, and a rapidly growing economy. With its development it has become a very modern city, but it still holds onto its traditional roots. Locals take great pride in their culture and traditions.
If you have been to Guangxi Province, China, you may already know the incredibly beautiful Guilin and Li River. But you may know little about the cuisine tradition of Guilin. Today I will introduce a kind of Guilin food and its culture - Oil-tea. According to the recording documents, Oil-tea can be dated back to China’s Qing Dynasty (1636-1912) when it was called Refreshing Tea.
Nowadays, as people’s living standard rising considerably, they do not favor the traditional greasy food but the bland diet. It is truly much healthier than old habit and healthy diet and weight reduction are gradually changing modern people’s life.
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