We’ve been to China twice, first trip was in 2009 and the second trip was in 2010. China is a fascinating and rapidly changing country. Old customs and habits hang on as modern skyscrapers go up every second, the country becomes more of a global powerhouse, and people from around the world move there. The relationship with food in China is fascinating, and I was amazed at the diversity of ingredients and flavors.
The biggest lesson to learn about China is just how big it is. China is hard to describe because few generalizations are very accurate. Depending on where you go, China will be impoverished or opulent, polluted or pristine, densely packed or nearly isolated. As such, everything I experienced and have written about will be true of some people who go to visit China and false for others. Let’s read my story about the cities i visited some years ago.