Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Chinese cuisine and a healthy life . . .

morning tai chi
Originally uploaded by 1yen
Notes from The World Atlas of Food were selected by your teacher to emphasize what I see is a lot of healthy directions. Is Chinese cooking the original Healthy Diet?

- use of stir fry and steaming and slow cooking in crockery.
- use of soy bean paste, tofu, vegetables such as water chestnuts.

There's also an emphasis on economy:
- dicing and shredding food can save cooking oil and cooking fuel.
- chai a good drink.
- use of the wok may save time.

More health-consciousness:
- national ritual of starting the day with the form of martial arts called T'ai ch'i.

1) Open notes quiz Thursday.
2) Hand-sketched map quiz (12 items) next Tues.

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