E. N. ANDERSON

Chinese cooking is renowned for its high quality and diversity, and hospitality is of utmost importance. At this modern banquet, held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, traditional Chinese dishes are served along with bread and butter, and knifes and forks, for Western guests.
PHOTO BY TOM CHRISTENSEN.

Chinese cuisines were developed partly as ways of maximizing security in a world of scarcity and frequent famine, but also responded to the desires of

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