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Recently , the documentary “A Bite of China “ which takes the fine foods as the theme has beaten many TV series, becoming extremely popular on the microblog and turning into the hottest topic. Chinese people are proud of the profound food culture of chine , and some even praise the documentary by saying that is a best patriotic video.”

The public is sincerely touched by it.. maybe raising “ loving the food” to the level of “loving the country” is a little improper, but it is a simple and sincere expression of the public. In addition to this documentary, there is also another “a bite of china.” Examining the two kinds of “ a bite of china” rationally may help us understand why this documentary is so popular.

The first “a bite of china” is the large-scale documentary made by the CCTV. It shows delicious foods of various kinds and tells many warm stories. The other “a bite of china” is the reality of countless food scandals reported china. The first one is sunny and touching and consists of the simplicity, warmness, beauty, attractiveness, humanism, tears of grandma, hands of mom and memories on the hometown. The other one is dark and dirty and consists of the toxic additive, hogwash oil, brightening agent, lean meat powder, pesticide residue on the vegetable, phosphor powder and trans fat.

Maybe neither of them can correctly reflect the true “food china” the daily life of the common Chinese people is not as beautiful and attractive as the fairyland-like documentary, and of course, is not as dirty and intolerable as the food scandals reported in the news either. The practical daily life in china is much more complex and various than the two kinds of “a bite of china.”

Helmed by award-winning documentary maker chen xiaoqing, a bite of china is filled with mouthwatering images of food ranging from haute captures the beautiful and refined process of food-making. The program is sure to attract both food buffs and ordinary audiences. Television is filled with food these days, especially introductions by top-notch chefs and close looks at the complicated and refined cooling processes of haute cuisine, chen says.

We have some appetite-boosting shots of food-making, but how to create dishes is only one aspect of food culture,” chen says.

The program tries to bring something new by presenting more cultural elements related to dishes, such as eating habits and ethics of eating.”

Each episode lasts 50 minutes. Themes range from ingredients to preserved food

the bonus is, the show is not only about dishes. Every episode will highlight different people, who will tell stories about their adventures with food.

A bite of china captures social transformations while presenting food cultures, such as showing the dispersion of extended families that leave the elderly in their hometowns while other members work outside-cases in which food serves as reminders of happy times and centerpieces of reunions.

Tasting china

China covers a large territory and has many nationalities, hence a variety of Chinese food with different but fantastic and mouthwatering flavor.

Since china’s local dishes have their own typical characteristics, generally, Chinese food can be roughly divided into


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