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Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Tuesday, May 14 2019 - 21:31
Xi'an Food Shines at 2019 Chinese Artisan Food Festival in Xi'an, Shannxi, China
XI'AN, China, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Xi'an, one of China's oldest cities and home to the former Sui and Tang 
dynasties 1,300 years ago, is promoting its local cuisine to the world at the 
recently opened 2019 Chinese Food Art Festival and the Shaanxi Cuisine 
International Gourmet Cultural Festival (the Festival). Through showcasing its 
provincial cooking styles and creative fusions, the city hopes to create a 
doorway for tourists and visitors to explore the Silk Road and experience the 
unique taste of Xi'an.

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Caption: Xi'an Food Shines at 2019 Chinese Artisan Food Festival in Xi¡¯an, 
Shannxi, China

"The city of Xi'an has been witness to profound changes in the development of 
Chinese gourmet cuisine. Over the centuries, the region has also developed its 
own particular 'Xi'an' style of cooking, which is viewed by many as one of 
northwestern China's unique achievements," said Hengjun Lv, the Director 
General of Xi'an Municipal Bureau of Commerce. "This year, the Festival will 
not only showcase regional delicacies passed down through generations, but also 
the development of the local food industry ecosystem which has benefitted 
residents and global visitors alike."

The festival will feature food exhibitions in five city locations, devised to 
highlight the refined tastes of the city, from roadside snacks to dishes from 
time-honoured restaurants to fusion-foods that amplify Xi'an's unique and 
historical status as an international trade route.  

Taking advantage of the metropolis' position on the Silk Road, Xi'an is 
gathering domestic and international resources and insights to establish a 
platform for cultural food exchange. In addition to introducing local cuisine 
to global visitors, two forums at the Festival will discuss the development of 
Chinese food and the future of Xi'an cuisine along the Silk Road, where it is 
expected to play a crucial role in cultural cooperation with sister cities in 
the decades to come. 

A cooking performance show, which will gather Chinese and foreign chefs to 
exchange skills and share knowledge, will be an additional highlight of the 

Xi'an is a well-known food destination for Chinese and international tourists. 
As the former imperial capital and the birth place of Chinese food, Xi'an 
develops its regained trading hub status, which aims to introduce new retail 
and smart catering to improve the coordinated development of the food-tourism 
and cultural industries with greater cooperation between Xi'an and cities along 
the Belt and Road Initiative. 

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About Xi'an

The capital of China's western Shaanxi province, Xi'an is an international 
tourist destination with over 3,000 years of history and world-renowned 
attractions such as the Terracotta Warriors and Horses and its ancient City 
Wall. The city, dubbed "China's outdoor museum," was the starting point of the 
Silk Road, an ancient network of trade routes established during China's Han 
Dynasty that linked the East and the West in commerce.

SOURCE: Xi'an Municipal Government

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