Member Nation : China

Established in 1973, the Chinese Community Center (CCC) of Capital District of New York, Inc, is a not-for-profit and non-political entity. The purpose of the CCC is to: Foster and encourage the study of the Chinese and English languages Promote Chinese History, Art and Culture Further communication and goodwill among its members The CCC runs and maintains the largest Chinese School north of Metro New York City and West of Buffalo. Among the courses provided are: Chinese language for adults and children, English as second language, Chinese Folk Dance, Chinese Calligraphy and Brush Painting, Martial Arts, Mathematics and others.
Within the CCC, there are many sub-divisions including as Photographic, Ping-pong, Singles and Over-50’s Clubs where the members interact and socialize. In addition, the CCC regularly organizes recreational and cultural activities to celebrate its heritage. We welcome people from all ethnic backgrounds to join and participate.

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Ethnic Cuisine


Chinese cuisine is highly diverse, drawing on several millennia of culinary history and geographical variety, in which the most influential are known as the "Eight Major Cuisines", including Sichuan, Cantonese, Jiangsu, Shandong, Fujian, Hunan, Anhui, and Zhejiang cuisines. All of them are featured by the precise skills of shaping, heating, colorway and flavoring. Chinese cuisine is also known for its width of cooking methods and ingredients, as well as food therapy that is emphasized by traditional Chinese medicine. Generally, China's staple food is rice in the south, wheat based breads and noodles in the north. The diet of the common people in pre-modern times was largely grain and simple vegetables, with meat reserved for special occasions. And the bean products, such as tofu and soy milk, remain as a popular source of protein.Pork is now the most popular meat in China, accounting for about three-fourths of the country's total meat consumption. While pork dominates the meat market, there is also pork-free Buddhist cuisine and Chinese Islamic cuisine. Southern cuisine, due to the area's proximity to the ocean and milder climate, has a wide variety of seafood and vegetables; it differs in many respects from the wheat-based diets across dry northern China. Numerous offshoots of Chinese food, such as Hong Kong cuisine and American Chinese food, have emerged in the nations that play host to the Chinese diaspora.
Popular Food : Fried Noodle,White Rice,Dumpling,Egg Rolls,General Tao Chicken,Fish-Fragrant Chicken Sliver

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Reference Links


Chinese Community Center (CCC) - http://www.cccalbany.org/CCCCMS/ or www.albanychineseschool.org

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