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Tsao Chun


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The Chinese kitchen god, a Taoist deity of remote antiquity. His temple is a small niche close by the cooking stove, long regarded as the most important piece of furniture in the house. Diet is a subject of perennial interest, though one devotee of Tsao Chun attained to longevity by the double gift of not growing old and of being able to live without eating. Tsao Chun is portrayed as a kindly gentleman surrounded by children.

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