Zhejiang Cuisine: Drawing on the Cooking Styles of Hangzhou, Ningbo, and Shaoxing

If Suzhou is known for classical gardens, canals, fine silks, and beautiful women, Hangzhou has a different set of attributes. With West Lake at its heart, it is surrounded by mountains on three sides, embodying the very essence of a traditional Chinese landscape painting. Pagodas and temples dot the landscape. Marco Polo was so enchanted …

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Eight Great Cuisines of China

The Cantonese are reputedly China's most adventuresome eaters. According to a popular saying, they will eat anything with two wings except airplanes and anything with four legs except tables. The Hunanese like their food hot ā€“ so hot that Chairman Mao, who was born in the province, maintained that one of the reasons that so …