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China's Culinary Diversity in One Map


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China's Culinary Diversity in One Map

Melanie Wong | Jul 27, 2013 11:30 PM

The Atlantic published a culinary map of China put together by researchers at the Beijing Computational Science Research Center.

"There remains a perception of China is that it's a giant land of sameness, a billion-man nation of people who think alike, talk alike, and eat alike. Instead, it's a nation cobbled together through over 50 centuries of invasion, war, consolidation, and treaty, one that has only really existed in its present form for a brief sliver of time. These regional differences -- of language and cuisine -- are truly vestiges of an earlier, less unified era."

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