Flavorful Origins trailer: Pickles
Pickling vegetables can transform fresh produce into something completely different. Pickled vegetables may seem plain and simple, but in fact, they are all packed with matchless flavors of their own.
The people of Southwest China's Yunnan province have discovered a method of pickling that's rarely seen elsewhere: Pickling with glutinous rice and microorganisms. Each family seems to have a special pot of picked vegetables that only meets the daylight on festive occasions. This distinctive taste of Yunnan is adored by the locals, young and old, and passed down from generation to generation.
The second season of Flavorful Origins, another masterpiece by Chinese food documentary director Chen Xiaoqing, the creator of A Bite of China, is now online at Tencent.com.
The season, consisting of 10 episodes, will shine a spotlight on Southwest China's Yunnan province, a region blessed with abundant sunlight, fresh produce and exotic spices.