"A Bite of China" Episodes online in English
After spending $40 for the boxed set (which includes a book which is all in Chinese), I discovered that all seven episodes of the landmark CCTV series "A Bite of China" are online and downloadable. They're hard to find on the website, so I complied a list of links to all seven. A must if you want to learn more about the food of China.
Episode 1: Gifts from nature
Episode 2: The story of staple foods
Episode 3: Inspiration for change
Episode 4: The taste of time
Episode 5: Secrets of the kitchen
Episode 6: A perfect blend of five flavors
Episode 7: Our Farm
After the 'buffering' problem in the links you put up I have successfully 'torrented' episode 1 and 2 so far. No 'buffering 6%'.
Guess what? The narrator was different! He is either Australian or a New Zealander! In episode 1 the young Chinese woman who picked the mushrooms was 'voiced over' in an young Australian woman's accent. The dialogue was exactly the same word for word though.
Excellent series. Thanks very much.