Food

The humble beginnings of a recipe from the Imperial Kitchen. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

The Emperor’s Corn Porridge

During the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Kangxi went to Changshanyu of Luanping (located in Hebei today) with his servant. On their way back, they got lost. It was getting dark and Emperor Kangxi was hungry. He rode ahead of his servant…

Sweet potatoes contain digestible fiber that can facilitate bowel movement. (Image:  Pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Why Is Food the Best Medicine?

Many Chinese believe that food is the best medicine, and that basic foods, such as potatoes and nuts, are what we need most to maintain good health. A Tokyo University study examined the relationship between food and cholesterol, and determined…

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The Easiest Steamed Chicken Recipe: Try It

Have to make dinner in a hurry, but you don’t want to make something unhealthy and tasteless, like frozen pizzas or two minute noodles. Well, this steamed chicken recipe is just…

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The Emperor’s Corn Porridge

During the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Kangxi went to Changshanyu of Luanping (located in Hebei today) with his servant. On their way back, they got lost. It was getting dark and…

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How Your Body Benefits From Eating Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a nutritious vegetable that is a delicious dish at any meal, as well as a treatment for several ailments. The carotenoid derived from pumpkin is an excellent defense…

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Why Is Food the Best Medicine?

Many Chinese believe that food is the best medicine, and that basic foods, such as potatoes and nuts, are what we need most to maintain good health. A Tokyo University…

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What I Miss From My Childhood

I have such fond memories of my childhood in China. The more that modern society advances, the more I miss the simple way of life that I experienced when I…

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8 Foods That Make You Age Faster

Certain factors, such as genes, exercise, diet and a person’s environment, all have an impact on our own personal health. There are certain foods that can make you age at…

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8 Must-Know Health Benefits of Eating Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of my grandma’s favorite vegetables. Though, personally, I’m not a big fan of this creamy white “flower,” I have to admit it does have wonderful health benefits. Because…

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Touching the Surface of a Gluten Sensitivity

Gluten is a protein composite found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. This protein can cause reactions in people who have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity.