The Ancient sage that shaped China’s social codes and values
from his philosophies on ancestor veneration and filial piety – which are at the cornerstone of Chinese culture – the ancient sage was well known for being scrupulous about meals and mealtime etiquette.
Confucius, whose Chinese name was Kong Qiu, was an educator and scholar. Born in China’s Lu state, he was a politician for a period in his life. His teachings, recorded in the Analects, included guidelines on social interaction, respect for elders and family loyalty. They also detail rules about how food should be prepared and consumed, chief of which was maintaining a moderate