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How localized are Chinese tastes in food?

Welfare Christmas | Jul 15, 200201:50 PM     10

I have heard that Italian tastes in food tend to be strongly local and actually quite parochial. Something that one province considers delicious, the neighboring one considers pretty gnarly or freakish.

Is China like this? Do Chinese people find delight in the multiple cuisines that have evolved there, or do they stick to their own preparations, and poke fun at other provinces' ways of cooking?

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