Want to know more Chinese food? Want to know the culture behind? From the style people live to the way people eat, we will let you feel the most exotic food and culture. Here are 5 Chinese documentaries about food and its culture.
- Taste Yunnan (味道云南) | YouTube Link
Yunnan is the most southwestern province in China, with the Tropic of Cancer running through its southern part, the terrain is largely mountainous.
Every episode has its own protagonist, Yunnan specialties、dessert、food material and cultural customs are perfectly bonded together. Through food you can see their culture and life style.
- A Bite of Shunde(寻味顺德) | YouTube Link
Shunde is a district of the city of Foshan, Guangdong province, located in the Pearl River Delta. Once a traditional agricultural county, it has become one of the most affluent counties in Guangdong and mainland China.
A Bite of Shunde shows more than just the food and those amazing cooking skills, and the profound spirit behind those legendary figures. Not only A Bite of Shunde introduces the tradition around Pearl River Delta ,but also a more important theme needs to be revealed through people’s attitude towards a simple meal.
3.Tea,Story of A Leaf(茶，一片树叶的故事) | YouTube Link
Tea, Chinese traditional beverage, has thousands of years of history. Tea now also wildly spreads over world becoming one of the most popular beverages. Want to know the tea culture?
This documentary went to Yunnan、Fujian and Szechwan, tea’s origin area, to record how a little tea leaf is picked and processed to the aromatic beverage in our cup.
2.Once Upon A Bite(风味人间) | YouTube Link
Mouthwatering New Food Documentary Series launched by 28-year CCTV veteran Chen Xiaoqing ,the director of “A Bite of China”.
A quick look at Douban, the movie/TV/music/book review site, this new documentary got 9.1 rating, and the documentary and all of its trailers have been viewed over 250 million times total.
A wider world of food and Scientific details made this work even better than “A bite of China”
1.A Bite of China Season One(舌尖上的中国 第一季) | YouTube Link
A Bite of China is the most well-known Chinese documentary television series on the history of food, eating, and cooking in China directed by Chen Xiaoqing, narrated by Li Lihong with original music composed by Roc Chen. It first aired 14 May 2012 on China Central Television and quickly gained high ratings and widespread popularity
Now you can see “A Bite of China” on youtube with English subtitles, If you really like Chinese food and culture, you should this one.