Do you know the standard length of Chinese chopsticks?

The standard length of chopsticks is about 22-24 cm. Chopsticks [kuài zi] [Chopsticks] is a feeding tool invented by the Han people. It is a slender stick made of bamboo, wood, metal or ceramics. Hold food or other things in your fingers and use them as utensils.

Do you know the standard length of Chinese chopsticks?

[Summary]Chinese chopsticks, known in ancient times, are a kind of eating utensils invented by the Chinese Han people.

According to historical records, as early as the 11th century BC, chopsticks made by ivory fines had appeared in China. In other words, the history of chopsticks recorded in history in China has been more than 3,000 years. However, there are many versions of the folklore about chopsticks. One said that Jiang Ziya was inspired by the gods to invent the silk chopsticks. One said that he had invented the jade chopsticks for the sake of Wang Huanxin and that he used the jade to save time and save time. The legend of inventing chopsticks with hot food.

Chinese people eat with chopsticks, and this habit has not changed for thousands of years. The world uses chopsticks as a daily eating tool, including Chinese in China, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Mongolia, Singapore, and Malaysia. But do you know the standard size of chopsticks?

The standard length of chopsticks is about 22-24 cm. Chopsticks [kuài zi] [Chopsticks] is a feeding tool invented by the Han people. It is a slender stick made of bamboo, wood, metal or ceramics. Hold food or other things in your fingers and use them as utensils.

There are many names for chopsticks. In the pre-Qin period, it was called “挟” and also called “pod.” Zheng Xuan notes: “Hey, hey, too, today is a slap in the face.” When the famous historian Taishi Company of the Han Dynasty moved to “Historical Records”, he said that the chopsticks in the Shang Dynasty were “箸” and the ancients were “木箸”. In the two Han dynasties, the word “筯” appeared again. During the Sui and Tang Dynasties, Li Bai’s poems on “The Road to Difficulties”: “Stop the cup and vote for the food”; Du Fu’s “The Beauty of the People” poem: “The rhinoceros is tired of drinking for a long time, and the sickle is cut and empty.” From the two great poets In the verses of the verse, we know that the Tang Dynasty “筯” and “箸” are common. However, since the Tang Dynasty, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing have collectively called “箸”. But the name of 箸 is not kept to the end, and the Ming Dynasty has changed. Ming Lurong “菽园杂记” Cloud: Wu Xiangzhou people said, “live” and “箸” homophonic, so changed “small as fast”, and later evolved directly called “fast child.”

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How did the word “筷” of chopsticks evolve?

The title of chopsticks began in the Ming Dynasty, and the book “The Garden of Miscellaneous Notes” written by Lu Ren of the Ming Dynasty records: “Folk folk customs, everywhere, and Wu Zhong is even more. Such as the boat line 讳 ‘live’, 讳 ‘turn’ ”箸’ is ‘快儿’.” Originally, “箸” and “住” were the same, the ship’s home was most afraid of the ship anchoring, so it was renamed “箸” as “faster”, meaning to let the ship go fast. Nowadays, it has been circulated for a long time. “The Japanese do not have such taboos, so Japan refers to chopsticks as “箸.” Chopsticks are made of bamboo and wood. Over time, later generations added a bamboo prefix to “fast”, called “chopsticks.”

Chinese chopsticks etiquette culture

The posture of holding chopsticks should be standardized. The chopsticks above are controlled with the thumb, forefinger and middle finger; the chopsticks below are fixed, only the chopsticks above, and then the food is pinched.

The posture of holding chopsticks should be standardized. The chopsticks above are controlled with the thumb, forefinger and middle finger; the chopsticks below are fixed, only the chopsticks above, and then the food is pinched.

Try to use the tip of the chopstick to take, when needed, the left hand is placed under the food to support, to avoid food leakage before delivery to the mouth.

After the food is picked up, it should not be put back in the dish.

Don’t use chopsticks to find something you like in the dish.

Can not insert chopsticks into a bowl of rice or rice. When you need to use other tableware for dining, you should put the chopsticks down first, and leave the seats temporarily. You can’t put the chopsticks in the bowl. You should put it on the chopstick holder.

Do not compete with other people’s chopsticks.

Can not use chopsticks to face people or take chopsticks when dining. When you are talking between the seats, don’t use chopsticks as props and dance freely; use chopsticks to beat the dishes on the table and use chopsticks to point others.

Do not use chopsticks fork to put food into the mouth, or use the tongue to eat the attachments on the chopsticks, not to use chopsticks to push the bowl, plate and cup, can not be included in the mouth.

When going to the banquet, you should not move the chopsticks before the owner moves the chopsticks (the spoon is also the same); will wait for the guests (or the oldest ones in the room), and wait for the guests or the oldest to move before they can start eating.

Each time you use the chopsticks to gently put down, try not to make a sound.

Some people are very envious of Westerners eating with a knife and fork, I feel that this posture and manners are tasteful. In fact, the knife and fork as a dining utensil were invented only after the metallurgy were mature, probably in the 16th and 17th centuries. Before being widely used in daily life, Westerners actually eat by hand. In contrast, the civilization history of chopsticks is obviously much longer.

Some scholars have determined that when people use chopsticks to sandwich food, there are more than 80 joints and 50 muscles in motion, and are related to the brain. Therefore, eating with chopsticks makes it easy to train the brain to make it flexible. Foreigners can admire these two magical sticks with the functions of clipping, picking, licking, and licking. The key is that it is obviously two chopsticks. Why is it called a pair of chopsticks?

There is the concept of Tai Chi and Yin Yang. Taiji is one, yin and yang are two; one is two, two is one; one contains two, and two is one. This is the philosophy of the Chinese, and Westerners cannot understand it.

When using chopsticks, pay attention to coordination and coordination. One move, one does not move, can be clamped steady. If both of them move, or if they don’t move, they won’t be able to hold them. This is the yin and yang principle of China, and it also has the leverage principle of Western mechanics. In addition, chopsticks also have the effect of acupoints, massage, and scraping.

2020-02-23

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