1750 words paper on the topic Eating Habits in America and China. This paper seeks to explore the different eating habits between two countries: China and America. Furthermore, it will look at the farms in America and the type of crops that are cultivated. the food market and lastly, it will show the experience that has been gained by students.
The various customary practices, environment, and region are among the various factors that influence the different eating habits between China and America. The difference in eating habits that are going to be highlighted includes the number of meals eaten in a day, the size of meals eaten when hosting for guests, the size of vegetables and proteins eaten in a single day, eating viscera of animals, the preference of rice and flour, eating of sweet food, tea or coffee, soya bean products and the size of portions. These differences were chosen because they give the best contrast between China’s and American eating habits.
Most of the American citizens prefer eating several in a single day. Apart from the three prescribed meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner, they also have a preference for eating snacks in between these meals. Therefore, it means that they take at least six meals in a single day. In contrast, the Chinas citizens eat only three meals in a given day. However, there might be exceptions but the majority of them take three meals per day. The second difference is observed during festivities or a period whereby the Chinese or American families entertain guests. The Chinese prefer to prepare a lot of food for their guests or even at a celebration festival. This is done in honor of the guest, and it ensures that the guests eat to their fill. This scale of extravagance is not witnessed in their American counterparts (Counihan and Esterik 44-50).
When entertaining guests or during the festival celebration, the Americans are not as extravagant as the Chinese. .