Many people will have recipes and food color, smell, taste, form of praise. But if from the comparative point of view to explore the food culture, way of operation is to grasp the essence of Chinese food culture. No comparison there is no identification. I think here, the more feasible approach is to begin in the discussion of Chinese food culture, from the perspective of dietary lifestyle. In fact, the Chinese food culture, actually refers to the lifestyle of Chinese people's diet. To talk about Chinese food culture must be related to Chinese culture, the association between the two is extremely close. Thus we need the first one described certain characteristics of Chinese culture.
Chinese culture is what kind of culture? This must be aware of the geographical environment of the early Chinese culture, because the greater the environmental constraints of the early cultural. China is located in the southeastern part of the Asian continent, the north-west of the vast desert, steppe and Gobi, the southeast is a vast sea. The main hotbed of Chinese culture, the land of the Yellow River Basin is very more fertile, but other than the harsh environment, windy and drier, survival was poor. Civilization, culture was manifested more strongly thought of realism, the color of ethics is very strong. Need humility because the society needs to Shao Yu, a society needs what, when, often when she is missing something. Chinese culture from the outset showed a precocious characteristics. Marx once believed that Chinese civilization is a precocious baby, and her development process with obvious advanced features. The other hand, Western civilization, are quite different. Greek civilization of the Western culture of childhood, with its unique wave temperature and atmosphere to write the history of civilization, Marx believes that the Greek civilization is a development of normal infants. The survival of the Chinese cultural soil, and thus the Chinese civilization, with its strong moral and ascetic features throughout. Philosophers of the Qin Dynasty mutual criticism is, go all out, but the same thing, the purpose is to establish a battle of the ideal world. But this is only an ideal. The occasion of the Warring States, nations dispute with strength compared to the final state of Qin to encourage military merit, reward of agriculture and war dominate the world, this is the desire of the people. Disputes in the world, the people how to live, and this is the choice of history. Unification, they are not "the world, kings, became the emperor of a few people?"