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The Beauty of Take-Out
 
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Take out is one of the greatest inventions in the food industry and has brought so many fun flavors to so many people but where did it begin?

This concept of "take out" prepared meals can date back to antiquity times. It was very common in Ancient Greece and Rome for roadside stalls to sell food to passengers walking by. This can be seen in the ruins of Pompeii where archaeologists found a number of service like counters open toward the street to provide food to be taken away. They also saw that there was a lack of a kitchen like area in the homes of people who lived in Pompeii which could lead to believe that getting meals to take home was more common than not. This wasn't the only evidence. Places like Europe still to this day have several foods ranging from meat pies to tarts that can be purchased to go and enjoyed elsewhere. 

 
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Even with the popularity of other places and their take out/carry out foods nothing can compare to take out Chinese food.  I don't know if it's the dishes that seems so elaborate andd delicious or that it's just something that I don't regularly make but being able to purchase this food and bring it home to my house makes it not only special but also as a staple in our daily lives. It's something that has become a comfort to me. And don't get me wrong I love going out to eat as much as the next person but who doesn't love being able to bring some tasty food home and eat it on the couch while watching Netflix shows in the pjs with only their cats to judge them. 

Thank you take out gods by allowing us to enjoy a variety of foods that we couldn't even dare to dream could exist! I can't wait to order some Windchimes now and sit on my porch as I watch the sun go down. 

How do you like to enjoy your take out food? Also feel free to take pictures of where you enjoy your Windchimes meal and post them to our Facebook page! 

Daily Horoscope: July 11, 2018
 
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Chinese calendar:
Day of the Wood Dragon
Month of the Earth Horse
Year of the Earth Dog 2018

Polarity of the Day: Yang
Polarity of the Month: Yang
Polarity of the Year: Yang
Lucky directions: East-South-East
Lucky colors: All colors
 

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Even if the Wood Dragon is ambitious and overbearing like all Dragons, his discreet charisma and spontaneous generosity tend to make his intentions more praiseworthy.

Entrepreneur, full of tricks and with a limitless reserve of energy, the Wood Dragon can adapt to all types of situations, and fortunately, because he also has an unfortunate tendency to disperse.

During a Wood Dragon day, we’re constantly attracted by distractions that can keep us away from our main daily goal. We must therefore try to simplify our timetable and take advantage of the analytical qualities of the Wood Dragon by concentrating only on one or two tasks that seem to us the most important. With your lover or family, in case of a dispute, try to remain calm in all circumstances, even if you are persuaded to be right.

Daily Energetic chart: Balanced
Birth's character and destiny (BaGua): The Peace

The Lodge of the Moving Chariot is beneficial. Wednesday, the Water element and the planet Mercury are symbolically attached to this house. Synonymous with wealth, the 28th lodge of the Moving Chariot is associated with the transport of tributes destined for the emperor of China. It’s beneficial to vehicles and transport, but also to marriages and births.

Who is General Tso?
 
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General Tso is one of the most popular dishes at Windchimes. This sweet yet spicy, deep-fried chicken treat brings customers in but leaves them with the popular question of "who is General Tso?"

This dish is said to be named after Zuo Zongtang, a Qing dynasty statesman and military leader. There is no real connection to him or the dish from the Hunan Province and even his descendants, when interviewed, had never heard of the dish. There is also claim that a Taiwan-based Hunan chef named Peng Chang-kuei invented the popular dish. Peng started inventing new dishes and modifying traditional ones during the early 20th century when he moved to New York to open up a restaurant. He was not the only to lay claim to the dish. Shun Lee Palaces in New York City clamed to be the first restaurant to serve General Tso's chicken and states it was invented by a Chinese immigrant chef named T.T. Wang in 1972. 

"We opened the first Hunanese restaurant in the whole country, and the four dishes we offered you will see on the menu of practically every Hunanese restaurant in America today. They all copied from us."[2]

Even though there are several claims to the General Tso's history it can be reconciled that the current General Tso's chicken recipe was introduced by Chef Wang but as "General Ching's" a name which still has trace appearances on menus on the Internet (the identity of its namesake "General Ching" is, however, unclear); whereas the name "General Tso's chicken" traces to Chef Peng, who cooked it in a different way.

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He may not be an actual person but General Tso sure does leave customers at several Chinese restaurants very, very pleased! Thank you!