Chopsticks began life about 5,000 years ago in what is now China. Chopsticks are unique to Asia just as the fork is unique to Europe. The use and popularity of Asian chopsticks spread during the first millennia AD from the Han people of China to other regions of Asia to what are now Korea, [...]
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Here’s your guide to the next three Olympic games, at least as far as eating utensils go. Beginning with the Winter Olympics in 2018, the next three Olympics (2018, 2020 and 2022) will all be held in Asian countries that predominantly use chopsticks. Now’s the time to bone up on your chopstick skills and [...]
The following is an excerpt from the catalog of a manufacturer of chopsticks in China. It reflects how much the Chinese regard chopsticks as a vital part of their history and culture. Thoughts and Feelings on Chopsticks Preface You come from the remote past, delicate and slim, despite the vicissitudes of life in a [...]
If you're like me, you have lots of random chopsticks loose inside a utensil drawer. Some have mates and likely some don't, I can't really tell. I have my favorites, but locating both sticks isn't always easy. So let's get a handle on storing chopsticks. There are two purposes for storing chopsticks. One is [...]
No matter whether eating dim sum in New York or noodles in Beijing, there are just certain things you should not do with your chopsticks if you want to be civilized. Naturally many of these aren't likely acceptable when using a knife and fork either. Follow these simple rules of chopstick etiquette and good [...]
Chopsticks are one of the simplest, oldest and most widely used utensils for eating, and are still the primary eating utensil for over 22 percent of the world's population today. Historical evidence of putting together two sticks to use during cooking or eating have been found in East Asia and the Middle East. Earliest [...]
If you are looking to try out authentic Chinese dishes, the one thing that you cannot do without are chopsticks. From disposable to expensive handcrafted, chopsticks are an important eating utensil in Asian countries. You can find them in Asian grocery stores and have become popular all across the world. A typical Chinese chopsticks [...]
Looking to eat your favorite Chinese dishes with a chopstick but wondering whether it’s a good idea? Or did you buy a new and expensive pair of chopsticks recently but they are already starting to warp? There can be many reasons behind it. One of the most common mistakes is making the chopsticks sit [...]
Love heading to the neighborhood Chinese restaurant for dinner? Chopsticks are of symbolic and cultural importance to several Asian countries. They are an essential part of their lifestyle, and while you may still use a fork to gobble up the delicious Chinese dishes, most Asians do not. With so many types of chopsticks available, [...]