International Foods Project

China

Jeremiah Lopez 2B Foods

Main Agricultural Products

Agriculture is a major industry in China. Over 300 million Chinese are employed in the Industry. China ranks number one worldwide in farm production. The main crops grown in China are rice, wheat, potatoes, sorghum, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, cotton, oilseed, pork, and fish.


Food & Customs


Eating is an important way of socializing and building relations in China. The Chinese use chopsticks when they eat their food. Food is placed at the center of the table and often includes more than one type of main dish with a side dish of rice. A small tray is able for use for every dinner, and the food can be place into these trays or in a rice bowl. When you have finished your meal you place your chopsticks neatly on the table. When your chopsticks are place inside a bowl they will resemble an incense candle, which is commonly used to honor the dead. Commonly soups are served at the end of a meal. In most Asian countries it is a compliment to slurp. It is rude not to slurp because noodles symbolizes

longevity, the length of one's life.

Traditional Foods

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year celebrates the New Year to come. The Chinese New Year is celebrated from the last day of the previous year until the Lunar Festival, which occurs on the 15th day of the first month. The Chinese New Year has been celebrated for hundreds of years. The holiday is celebrated to honor the Chinese Gods and the dead. There are 12 types of years in the Chinese calendar each symbolizing the personality of the person is likely to become if they were born in that year. For example I was born in the year of the Ox and according to the Chinese Zodiac this means I am a talented leader with strong faith and will, honest, cautious, patient and industrious. Unfortunately this is all true.