Chinese follow a lunisolar calendar, and base everything in their lives around this, particularly what they eat at different times of the year.
This young, talented artist went viral on the Internet with her drawings of compatible foods for some of the 24 solar terms. Her name is Li Xiaolin. Inspired by a book on how to keep healthy and eat healthy foods during different aspects of the 24 solar terms, she produced these 7 paintings.
What foods are best to eat in different seasons is a traditional way of life in China.
In Summer, it is a good to eat cold noodles with some cucumber on top.
In Winter, dumplings are recommended, as they are boiled and contain meat and vegetables inside.
When the weather starts to get cold, they will have vegetable meals.
Li Xiaolin’s drawings will give you a rough ideas what Chinese people eat according to the lunisolar calendar, whose tradition has been passed down for generations.
Translated by Cecilia and Mona