The History of Chopsticks

By Kenny Zhao

 

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Chopsticks have been around the world for at least 1200 B.C. and by 500 AD the slender batons had swept the Asian continent from Vietnam to Japan. It wasn’t until A.D. 400 that people began eating with these utensils. So, chopsticks have been on earth for years.


How to use


If you want to use chopsticks comfortably how about reading my instructions? First, you must hold the upper part, don’t cross it. Second, hold it with your thumb, index finger, middle finger and third finger. One stick is against your third finger and the other learns on the other middle finger. Third, when you pick vegetables or meat in the dishes, use your index finger and middle finger to control the stick. After reading the instruction, practice some more and then you will be able to use chopsticks easily.


Chopsticks Before


Wealthy diners could eat with ivory, jade, coral, brass, or agate, version, while the most privileged used silver. The slivers use chopsticks to put into the food to check does it being poisoned. Because if the chopsticks turn black it means there is poison in the food. Chopsticks are developed 5000 years ago in China. By 500 A.D, chopsticks had spread to Japan, Vietnam, and South Korea. Early Japanese chopsticks were used strictly for religious ceremonies and were made from one-piece bamboos joined at the top, like tweezers. Contrary to the frequent western misconception. The AIS do not commonly use chopsticks.


Now chopsticks are still used in Asia because of the conceive and tradition, because each country has their own tradition. And Asia’s tradition is the chopsticks that we use today. And normally we use chopsticks for eating noodles and other Eastern foods.

 

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