A Bite of China: A Must-see if You Love Chinese Food and Culture

A Bite of China (舌尖上的中国 Shéjiān shàng de Zhōngguó) is currently one of the best Chinese cuisine documentaries. It effortlessly blends the local customs and cooking styles as it introduces different dishes from various locations, and integrates this into the transformative background that China has had for the past three decades.

Made in 2012, A Bite of China is a TV series that documents Chinese cuisine, including historical cooking methods and various dishes originating in China. After the first broadcast, which was on May 14th, 2012, the show became quite popular and China Central Television’s ratings rose. Throughout seven episodes, the show gave viewers an idea of the history behind an array of diverse foods that hailed from over 60 different places in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China. A Bite of China has been an excellent way for those who are not familiar with Chinese cuisine to gain a basic understanding of the various foods and the culture associated with them. The project involved several notable chefs, who served as consultants to ensure that the information was being presented accurately.

The Videos of A Bite of China (English Version)

Gifts from Nature (自然的馈赠)

The Story of Staple Foods (主食的故事)

Inspiration for Change (转化的灵感)

The Taste of Time (时间的味道)

Secrets of the Kitchen (厨房的秘密)

A Perfect Blend of Five Flavors (五味的调和)

Our Farm (我们的田野)

PS: If you are based in China, please watch the all videos here

JING CAO

Jing Cao is the chief editor at Dig Mandarin. She devotes herself to the research of Chinese langugage and how to teach Chinese as a second language better.

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