Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, China

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Chinese mustards taste bitter and spicy when they are freshly harvested.

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They are dried.

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Then preserved with salt.

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And dried again.

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霉干菜扣肉 braised pork with preserved Chinese mustard

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霉干菜河虾汤 preserved Chinese mustard soup with bamboo shoots and shrimp

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Peru

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A ceremony is conducted.

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Wine and food are offered to the gods as sacrifices.

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An earthen oven is made.

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帕恰曼卡 pachamanca

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Liu’ao, Fujian Province, China

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Sweet potatoes originated in Central or South America, and arrived in China in the 16th century.

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Sweet potato slices

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番薯芋圆 sweet potato and taro balls

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Sweet potato starch

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The starch can be steamed.

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Once the layer of starch is steamed, a second layer is added. There are a total of 15 layers, and take three hours to steam.

The entire stack of starch, once cooked, weighs 18 kg.

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It’s dried, then processed into strips.

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番薯粉丝 sweet potato glass noodles

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They are sun-dried.

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Sea anemone can be stewed.

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Then add sweet potato glass noodles.

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Add lard.

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沙蒜豆面 sweet potato glass noodles with sea anemone stew

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海鲜粉丝汤 sweet potato glass noodle soup with seafood

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South America

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On the construction site, a group of workers take a break for lunch.

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Ecuador

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烤香蕉 Maduro asado

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炸香蕉 patacones

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奶油海鲜汤 mariscos con crema

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烤贝壳 concha asada

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酸橘汁腌虾 ceviche

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海鲜砂锅 cazuela de mariscos

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Where there are Chinese people, there are Chinese food.

In a local seafood market, Chinese workers purchase ingredients to make food of their hometown.

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红烧鱼 braised fish

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盐焗厄瓜多尔白虾 salt baked Ecuador shrimp

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火锅 hot pot

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Xinmin, Dunhua, Jiling Province, China

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Residents gather for a rehearsal.

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秧歌 a type of folk dance that literally translates into “dance of the rice sprout”.

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In such cold climate, high-calorie food is preferred.

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猪油 lard

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Lard is used in all kinds of cooking.

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猪网油 Caul fat

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Pig liver and minced pork wrapped in caul fat.

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烧蔗 deep fried pork in caul fat

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The leftovers from making lard are mixed with carrots to make fillings.

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萝卜油渣包子 steamed bun with carrots and lard fillings

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After a heavy snow, villagers gather to slaughter a pig and enjoy a feast.

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An entire kitchen of meat.

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白肉 boiled pork

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Boiled pork is eaten with sour vegetables.

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血肠 blood sausage made with pig’s blood

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Dipped in garlic, chilli oil, or peanut sauce.

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