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SUI-REN

Chinese Cookery God

Also known as SUI-REN-SHI, YEN-DI, YEN-TI

God of Roasting, Boiling, Baking, Frying and Toasting

In other words the God of Cooking Hot Food.

The last of the SAN-HUANG rulers of ancient China, SUI-REN built upon the work of his predecessors FU-XI and SHEN-NONG. They taught mankind how to grow plants and farm animals — he taught mankind how to transform these raw materials into tasty dishes.

His invention of the campfire, which led to the cooking stove, the oven and finally the computer-controlled dual-grill self-cleaning microwave appliance, lifted ancient China from a wild feudal domain to the lofty heights of civilization.

And need we point out that the invention of cooking saved countless lives as bacteria were boiled away? Top marks to SUI-REN and a bowl of noodles please.

SUI-REN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : SUI-REN
Location : China
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Cooking
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Sway Jjun
Alternative names : SUI-REN-SHI, YEN-DI, YEN-TI
Popularity index : 5043

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Article last updated on 17 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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