February 6 is National Chopsticks Day

February 6, 2014 at 9:25 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Exploring  Chopsticks 

Try it, over a billion people like it! You may think that eating with sticks is an odd thing to do, but consider this. Chopsticks have been around thousands of years while the fork  and spoon were not introduced to North America until the early 1700’s and not common used until around the time of the American revolution. Before then people or all economic condition would eat with their hands or drink from their bowls. Chopstick is an efficient way to get food to from the plate to your month. No hands necessary.

Daily Facts: 

A. In Old Chinese chopsticks are called kuaizi roughly meaning “quick little bamboo fellows”

B. Over a quarter of the world’s population uses chopsticks as their primary utensil for eating.

C. The first chopsticks were probably used for cooking, stirring the fire, serving or grabbing bits of food, and not as eating…

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