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The Olympics of Chinese Food

Can a team of UK chefs make a gold medal winning debut in the World Championship of Chinese Cuisine?

The world's top names in Chinese cuisine meet once every four years in a prestigious and gruelling cooking contest to determine which of them is the very best. Can a team of UK chefs make a gold medal-winning debut?

The BBC's Celia Hatton takes a front-row seat at the World Championship of Chinese Cuisine, often called the Olympics of Chinese cooking. She follows Gavin Chun, a first-time competitor from London, who hopes to help his team to culinary glory. But will the chefs be able to execute the complicated 56 dishes they have to make?

And what does the competition say about the evolution of modern Chinese food?

(Photo: A chef at the World Championship of Chinese Cuisine)

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Mon 3 Oct 2016 00:32GMT

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