Episode 1

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Episode 1 of 4

Duration: 1 hour

China - the superpower the world fears, but few really know. Ken Hom, the godfather of Chinese cuisine, and Ching-He Huang, leading chef of the contemporary generation, together undertake an epic 3000-mile culinary adventure across China - not only to reveal its food, but its people, history, culture and soul.

They begin in Beijing, the imperial capital for 800 years. It is a city where tradition and innovation sit side by side, and where quintessential Chinese dishes - noodles, dumplings and Peking duck - are being showcased with a new culinary confidence. As well as cooking for world-class chefs in the fiery kitchens of the city's most celebrated restaurants, Ken and Ching visit the homes of ordinary Beijingers to learn traditional cooking methods. And in a break-away from the city, they travel to the forgotten village of Chuandixia, where ancient traditions are being celebrated and preserved.

Credits

Presenter
Ken Hom
Presenter
Ching-He Huang
Director
James Nutt
Executive Producer
Paula Trafford
Series Producer
Emma Peach

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Recipes

Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang

Try out Chefs Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang's dishes from this series.

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