China has rich and profound food culture; western nation has exquisite and self-system food civilization. The collision, the exchange as well as the combination between China and Western food culture fill and color the universe civilization. The people regard food as of fundamental importance. China owns its unique and profuse food culture traditions. Nowadays, besides Chinese traditional nosh, western-style food has been here and there in China. KFC and McDonald’s are children’s favorite food; high-level restaurants and cafeteria are the place that white collar get together. Western food has been penetrated into Chinese life.
This thesis mainly introduces the differences between Chinese and western culture from culture and differences. Meanwhile, the developmental history of Chinese and western food culture describes the different cultural processes of China and American respectively. It appears differnces due to their various cultural background. This theis mainly on different conceptions, different banquet manners and some combinations. At last , it presents that western-style food influence Chinese food, including the positive side and the negative side.
Realizing the differences between China and western country, Chinese accept and combine the acceptable part that makes our daily food ampler, but Chinese must never lose own characters, which is the correct attitude
Key words：Culture difference; Different conception; Different banquet etiquette; Different in time conception
关键词:文化差异; 观念不同; 餐饮礼节不同; 时间观念不同