Chopsticks: A Cultural and Culinary History

Chopsticks: A Cultural and Culinary History


Chopsticks became a imperative a part of the japanese, chinese language and Korean culinary adventure around the globe, with a couple of 5th of the world's inhabitants utilizing them day-by-day to consume. during this vivid, hugely unique account of the heritage of chopsticks, Q. Edward Wang charts their evolution from an easy consuming enforce in precedent days to their prestige as a way more advanced, cultural image at the present time. starting within the Neolithic Age, on the first recorded use of chopsticks, the booklet surveys their perform via chinese language background, earlier than exploring their transmission within the 5th century to different elements of Asia, together with Vietnam, Korea, Japan and Mongolia. Calling upon a outstanding choice of art, the writer illustrates how chopstick use has motivated Asian food, and the way, in flip the food maintains to steer chopstick use, either in Asia and around the globe.

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