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Tasting Treasures of China


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I just started on this documentary series from CCTV. It's somehow classified as a "travel documentary" (some kind of translation problem?), but the show instead focuses on one aspect of the Chinese kitchen per episode.

Episode list:

Fire Control

Knife Skills





Imperial Cuisine


As I said, I've only barely started it but it looks pretty good. Production values aren't as good as on A Taste of China, but it looks professional enough. The subtitles on the version I got are just barely good enough to make out what the narrator is saying most of the time.

This is my skillet. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My skillet is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it, as I must master my life. Without me my skillet is useless. Without my skillet, I am useless. I must season my skillet well. I will. Before God I swear this creed. My skillet and myself are the makers of my meal. We are the masters of our kitchen. So be it, until there are no ingredients, but dinner. Amen.

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Alternatively called "Discovering Chinese Cuisine".

Yes. It was a cash-in on the success of the first series of "A Bite of China". There was a rash of them.

It is available on DVD with English narration. I have both the Chinese and English versions.

The English version is also on stream here.

Not bad, but the 'A Bite" set a very high standard. Series Two is just being broadcast on CCTV.

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...your dancing child with his Chinese suit.


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