The internationally renowned cuisine of Taiwan not only features a harmony of the presentation, aroma and flavor of food, but unfolds as a fusion of cuisines of different ethnicities. The warp and weft of history have brought to this island people from a host of backgrounds, whose many distinctive dishes have created for Taiwan a unique culinary culture. Many culinary skills are used to transform fresh ingredients into delicious cuisine. These skills include: methods of cutting the ingredients, controlling heat, and mixing flavors. The main Chinese cooking techniques are steaming, boiling, stir frying, deep frying, and pan frying. Moreover, techniques such as instant boiling, simmering, braising, roasting, and stewing, allow food to be transformed into an endless variety of flavors and textures.