Food is important in any society. It is especially so in Chinese society. Food defines the Chinese more than anything else. In everyday life, food related idioms and sayings naturally flow in conversation and in peoples’ minds.
民以食为天 —Food/eating is primal to people.
能吃是福 —Food is what makes life good.
五谷杂粮壮身体; 青菜萝卜保平安—Grains and millets make the body strong; vegetables and radishes ensure peace of mind.
Grade 11 students experienced hands-on cooking last Wednesday, April 15. Students cooked fried rice, and Kung Pao chicken 宫保鸡.