Group 4 Members : Betty Shirley Jessica Orange
Wedding • Food • Dinning culture Comparison between the Chinese culture and Western culture
Wedding Ceremonies in China • In China,the wedding ceremories is very interesting,on the wedding ceremories,the bridegroom and the bride propose a toaset to the elder,and the elder give them red wrap,meaning the life is red.the children propose a toast to the bride,the bride give them sugar,meaning sife sweet. • In the evening,some friends of the bridegroom will play with the bride at nuptial chamber. • More pictures about Chinese wedding
Ancient wedding Ancient wedding(bridegroom) Traditional bride custom(cheong-sam 旗袍） Next
Traditional Western Wedding 1.Before the Wedding Ceremony The bridegroom is not supposed to see the bride on the day of the wedding until they meet in church as this is considered to be bad luck. The bridegroom arrives at the church first and waits inside ,near the altar with the best man. The families of the bride and bridegroom, and the wedding guests ,sit in rows in the church. Just before the wedding ceremony begins, the bride arrives at the church in a car with her father. It is usually an expensive car , such as a Rolls Royce or a limousine, hired for the occasion and decorated with ribbons. There are often jokes made about the bride arriving late at the church. Next
2.The Ceremony • It is the custom for the bride’s father go “give her away”(officially to “to give her to the bridegroom”). The bride and her father walk slowly up the aisle of the church, with the bridesmaids. People sometimes talk about “walking up the aisle” when they mean “getting married”. When the bride and bridegroom are together at the altar, the priest or minister begins the wedding service. • The words that are said during the wedding service are well known to most people. During the service, the bridegroom gives the bride a wedding ring (a plain gold ring ) and says “With this ring I there wed” (“with this ring I marry you”). • Sometimes the bride also gives a ring to the bridegroom. The priest or minister asks the bride and bridegroom in turn:“Will you have this man/woman to be your wedded husband/wife?”The bride and bridegroom each say“I will”. At the end of the ceremony, the priest or minister says: “I pronounce you man and wife”, which means that they are officially married . The bride and bridegroom then sign the register(a special book which is the official record of their marriage).
3.After the Ceremony Outside the church, the friends of the bride and bridegroom throw confetti (small pieces of colored paper) or rice over them. Photographs are usually taken of the bride and bridegroom and their families and friends. #Differences:Americans will hold it in a church, while Chinese will hold it in a hotel inviting their relatives and friends to have dinner----their marriage notion has quite a lot of differences, too. Back
Chinese food • China is very famous for its food in the world. There are many kinds of food in China. They're Cantonese food, Sichuan food, Shanghai food, Hunan food and so on. • Generally speaking, Cantonese food is a bit light, Sichuan food is very hot, Shanghai food is rather oily, and Hunan dishes are very spicy, having a strong and hot taste. Mapo Beancurd, steamed fish sweet and sour pork ribs, spring roll and many Chinese dishes are very delicious. • In the north of China, people eat a lot of noodles and dumplings. In the south of China, people eat a lot of rice and seafood. Chinese food is good in color, flavor and taste. Next
salad沙拉 cold mixed meat冷杂拌肉 cold roast fillet 冷烤里脊 cold roast lamb leg 冷烤羔羊腿 buttered toast 奶油土司 green salad 蔬菜沙拉 onion soup 洋葱汤 potage 法国浓汤 corn soup 玉米浓汤 minestrone 蔬菜通心粉汤 fried chicken 炸鸡 roast chicken 烤鸡 champagne 香槟 rum 兰酒 Western food and drink • steak 牛排 • T-bone steak 丁骨牛排 • filet steak 菲力牛排 • sirloin steak 沙朗牛排 • club steak 小牛排 • draft beer 生啤酒 • stout beer 黑啤酒 • canned beer 罐装啤酒 • red wine 红葡萄酒 • gin 琴酒 • brandy 白兰地 • whisky 威士忌 • vodka 伏特加 • on the rocks 酒加冰块 Back
Chinese and Western dining culture Chopsticks are used for all meals in China. Food is placed at the center of the table and may include more than one type of main dish to be eaten with rice. All the food will be shared by all the persons and won’t be divided into several helps. While in America, they would use forks and knives for their meals. Every person has his own dishes and they won’t share one dish together. They think this is quite hygienic and they will enjoy their meals comfortably. However, what they eat is not so healthy, because they would like to eat a lot of meat and something with high calorie. Maybe it is good for them to obtain more fibers and keep a healthy body. Next
Next 1.appetizer Western dinning culture First should be an appetizer. Usually they are salads or soups.Next,it’s time for the main course.Of course,this is the most important part of the meal.In a fancy restaurant,it usually has a big chunk of meat as the main theme,such as salmon,steak or grilled chicken.It goes with some side dishes,like Cole slaw,fries,rice or bakes potato.At the end,don’t forget to save some room for the dessert.Ice cream and apple pie are the western people favourites. 2.steak 3.dessert
How to use a fork and knife • 1.Assuming you are rignt-handed,hold the fork in your left hand and knife in your ritht. • 2.with the tine facing downward ,hold down an end-piece of whatever you are cutting. • 3.Don't hold the knife or fork like a dagger ,but rather ,place your index finger along the top of each utensil, holding each at the end. • 4.Gently ,using a sawing motion to cut the meat near the tines of the fork, so that you have one bite-sized piece. • 5.Lay the knife down,and switch the fork to your rignt hand.Bring it up to your mouth, chew quietly ,and swallow when the meat is sufficiently masticated. • 6.This is called the American method of cutting food.The European method consists ofnot switching hands, and using the left hand for all fork related activities. Next Back
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