Chinese recipe is one of many styles from regions of China, some of which have become increasingly popular in other parts of the world - from Asia to the Americas, Australia and Southern Africa. The history of Chinese cuisine dates back several centuries and the changes produced in a period and in each region based on regional climate, imperial modes and local preferences.
A number of different styles contribute to Chinese cuisine, but perhaps the best known and most influential is the Cantonese cuisine and Sichuan cuisine. These styles differ from each other due to factors such as available resources, climate, geography, history, cooking techniques and lifestyle.
Chinese cooking techniques are a set of methods and techniques traditionally used in Chinese cooking. Cooking techniques may be grouped into those that use a unique cooking method or a combination of wet and dry methods of cooking.