Fundamental Period of Chinese Food (continued)
Dynasty¡XWorld's 1st Green Revolution
This dynasty gave Chinese the identity of "people of Han" until now.
|2AD||World's First Census calculated that there were 600,000,000 people living in China. This made agriculture the basis of the empire. Probably because of the growth of agriculture, the empire expanded and its contacts extended. The famous envoy¡XChang Ch'en brought back various useful plants from Central Asia, for example grape and grape wine, alfalfa, Northern cakes etc.|
|Since the small farms were worked by families, they gave birth to many children, hoping they would have a boy. He would be more capable of helping in the farm.|
Meat was from:
The methods were more or less the same as Chou's except that stir-frying was added and there was a stress on slicing foods thinly and evenly.
There were even the presence of model woks, great kettles and stewpots.
As for the kitchen, there were stoves with great stoke holes and apertures for curved bottoms of pots.
However, a lot of food was consumed in the sacrifices for ritual ceremonies and feasts.