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Food Technology Research - French & Chinese Culture and Cuisine

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Technology Research French culture & cuisine French cuisine is extremely diverse, with only the Chinese having similar variety in their food. This variety is supported by the French passion for good food in all its forms, France's extraordinary range of different geographies and climates which support the local production of all types of ingredients, and France's long and varied history. Much of the French cuisine is fairly simple, relying on high quality fresh ingredients and loving preparation rather than complex recipes. Almost all the famous French dishes are regional specialities, some of which have become popular throughout France (such as Coq au Vin and Foie Gras) while others are mainly enjoyed in the regions in which they originate. ...read more.

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use more fresh water fish. Dishes from France: - Quiche Lorraine - Stew (Pot�e Lorraine) - Choucroute garnie (Sausages, salt pork and potatoes) - Tarte flamb�e - Cr�pes - Moules � la cr�me Normande (mussels cooked with white wine, garlic and cream) - Rillettes (spreadable paste made from braised pork and rendered fat, similar to p�t�) - Boeuf Bourguignon (beef stewed in red wine) Meats commonly used: - Chicken - Squab - Turkey - Duck - Goose - Foie gras - Beef - Veal Chinese Culture & Cuisine Chinese people have always treated food as part of their culture very much. There is an old saying still being quoted today ---"Food is the first necessity of the people." ...read more.

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Due to its long history, Chinese food or cuisine is very much affected by the local history and geography. Chinese cuisine can be generally classified under Southern and Northern categories. In general, the southern dishes emphasize freshness and tenderness. Due to the cold weather, northern dishes are relatively oily, and the use of vinegar and garlic tends to be quite popular. As far as staple food is concerned, people in North China favor noodles, dumplings and other staple food made from flour while the majority in the South almost consume rice daily. Chinese dishes include: - Ginger Duck - Hay Wrapped Fragrant Ribs - Caterpillar Fungus Duck - Dry Pot Tofu - Potato Croquets - Crab-apple Flower Cake - Fried Tofu Balls - Soy Braised Mandarin Fish - Silver Fish Fried Egg - Fried Pumpkin Dumplings ...read more.

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