British Chinese Food Culture
Food, is international as well as very cultural, it reaches our hearts through the stomachs and get our attentions by its tastes, quality and presentations. Overseas Chinese always carry their “Chinese stomachs” wherever they go, and bring Chinese food to every corner of the world. Ming-Ai (London) Institute started this new project in March 2011 with the support of Heritage Lottery Fund.
The heritage focus for this project is to track the changes of Chinese food in the UK, from how the original recipes were adapted by environment changes and use of different ingredients, to how it got back to original ingredients and recipes with the import of more oriental foods.
This project team had interviewed 20 people, developed a British Chinese Food Timeline, “Food for Thought” articles, and produced educational materials for national curriculum key stage 3 and 4.
You are welcome to share your thoughts with us, and make the “Food for Thought” richer and richer! Please contact us if you would like to contribute.