What they... Chinese sticks?
the East Subject became very popular presently. We bring east clothes style in the life, we decorate an interior in east style, despite our Russian mentality we even “learn to think orientally“ letting in east philosophy the way of life.
East kitchen not an exception. It is impossible to present this kitchen without sticks.
Despite the small sizes, this invention of the Chinese people has the small kind legend. One great Chinese Emperor by the name of Yu settled down to have dinner on the river bank. Meat prepared in the boiling copper, and none of court knew how to get this hot food. Shivering with horror, they expected a penalty for the slowness. But the emperor, broke two sticks from a tree, with their help got meat and was engaged in the meal, without having executed none of careless servants.
In China ate with sticks meat and vegetables 3000 years ago, took rice hands. Then sticks were called on - Chinese zbu, the sound which is a homonym of the word “stop“. However by the ships this word was under a ban - was considered that the ship stop in way brings misfortune, and the name of sticks was changed on kuai, i.e. “fast“. As well as many other nouns, this word got zi suffix, here over time and the word “kuaytsza“, or chopsticks turned out. Chinese sticks quite long and thicker. Their top part usually square - that was more convenient to keep them in a section, and they did not ride on a table. Below they, as a rule, rounded shape.
This ancient Chinese invention borrowed other states of East Asia subsequently: Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia.
In these countries of a stick are called and look in a different way. In Japan they are shorter than the Chinese both have more pointed ends and has are called. In Korea sticks sharper, thin and metal.
In the east for the different purposes are used sticks of different length. For personal food - one, for unfolding from the general dish - others, more largely. Happen more long - cook, worked usually from a bamboo as they do not absorb moisture. Such sticks in big honor and at hostesses: them it is convenient to cling contents even from cans in which neck the hand does not lie. In order that it is beautiful to spread out food on dishes, professionals resort to wooden sticks with sharp metal tips.
Before a stick did generally of brass, now it was succeeded by stainless steel. In old times in the richest houses loved sticks from silver as was considered that silver darkens at contact with poison. As material for sticks the bamboo, a cedar, a willow, silver, iron and aluminum can serve. Recently plastic is often used. Occasionally sticks from such exotic materials as an ivory or a cervine horn meet, but it is rather an exception. In points of public catering practical and durable metal sticks do not move. Instead of them put disposable sticks of a varibasa which are made of the uniform, rather roughly processed piece of the tree sawn lengthways a little not up to the end so before the use they are required to be pulled down. Appearance of sticks is quite various: their section happens round, oval, square, to the rounded-off corners. They are a pyramidal form, to the thick or thin ends, flat...
Should mention some rules of conduct at a table.
is indecent to pin food on sticks, “to draw“ them on a plate or a table, to transfer food to other person with their help; to lick sticks, to point by them to something, to put across a plate. Before stretching sticks to food, it is necessary to choose a piece, and then already purposefully to take it. When you stopped eating, the kuaitsza needs to be put before a plate, the sharp ends on the left, but by no means not sideways from a plate. Also it is impossible to squeeze both chopsticks in a fist - this gesture is considered menacing. Do not stick a kuaitsza in rice, by tradition so do when give food for the dead. Also you remember the basic: sticks are intended for food, it also should be done by them. All other actions with them in a hand offend culture and traditions of the country and show disrespect for rules of conduct at a table.
Personally I, having taken the first time of a stick, used it as though carried out all life in the east. Having learned to hold and operate correctly the Chinese sticks them it is possible to eat also our daily food. I was always surprised how eat with them noodles, but in practice it is not difficult at all. It is difficult to eat buckwheat - our widespread garnish. At first bought plastic sticks, they convenient, but any natural, then took from a bamboo all of them - natural.
I Recommend to introduce this invention of the Chinese people in the life. It diversifies and will introduce a highlight in our traditional consumption of food.
In the conclusion would like to tell that sticks bring benefit to our organism. In - the first, at once much you will not eat for now you small pieces gracefully absorb food, you will be sated and keep a figure. In - the second, according to scientific data during food sticks involve 80 joints, 50 muscles of a shoulder, forearms, fingers, and also a brain. In - the third, the Japanese doctors are sure that the children who began are with the help of sticks, develop much quicker than that which eat from a spoon. Application of sticks not only peculiar fitness, but also training of a brain.
Appetite pleasant to you!