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Nov 25, 2012 10:58 AM

"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

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  1. Thanks so much for posting these links. Really great!

        1. Nice series, but the "production" feels a bit weird sometimes (I cannot put a finger on what exactly).


          1. zhen xie xie ni! really appreciate you posting this!

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            1. re: carlasue

              I 'bookmarked' each episode. I just tried the first two. Each one kept 'freezing' with a 'Buffering 6%' prompt.
              Any ideas?

              1. re: Puffin3

                Just tried a couple of other episodes and same problem. Looks like a great series though. Too bad.

                1. re: Puffin3

                  Fwiw, the links are working OK for me.
                  Maybe you'd have better luck another time or at a different time of day?

                  Unfortunately, it looks like they can't be downloaded for the time being, though it doesn't say why not.