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How chopsticks were invented?

Posted on: January 26, 2018


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Guess how chopsticks were invented? Well historians believe that as the Chinese population grew, people had to save cooking fuel. So they chopped food into small pieced so they would cook quicker, and these bite sized little pieces didn’t need knives…enter chopsticks. Wow.

Fast forward to the Zhou Dynasty (ca. 1046-256 BCE) and large areas of forest were being cleared, so fuel, such as firewood, was in short supply.  baking and boiling would take too long, so food was cut into small pieces and quickly stir-fried. Most dishes of that era involved some type of sauce, so using one’s fingers was impractical, not to mention pretty disgusting.  Chopsticks were the perfect solution – one could grab bits of meat, vegetables and rice with a pincer-type action, and dip it daintily in the sauce.

Another excellent piece of good timing for chopsticks related to the teachings of Confucius. Confucius felt it inappropriate to have a knife on the table. When stir fry cooking require the components to be cut up before they reach the pan, then knife at table not needed

2 Responses to "How chopsticks were invented?"

[…] Publicado por: Tanveer Rauf el:26 de enero de 2018 […]

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