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China has a large population. It also has the world's most rich and diverse natural landscape. The type of geography and climate contribute to the formation and preservation of the species. Any other country is not likely to have so many potential food ingredients.People collect, pick, dig [and] fish in order to get these gifts from the great nature. Through the seasons, we are about to see the story of man and nature behind its delicious foods.

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Ji Di village is the truffle production center in Shangri-La. At three in the morning, this is already an empty village. People who have the ability to climb mountains are all out to look for the magical fungus.

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Heavy rain makes the wild mushrooms quickly soar out in the wild forest. If they miss this one month in the rainy season, the truffles will have disappeared completely. In order to keep receiving gifts from nature, the villagers comply with the rules of the mountains.

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Bamboo shoots are normally hidden under the mud. How do we find them? Why do Chinese cooks love this vegetable?

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What are the tricks when you are digging up bamboo shoots?
The camera is now focused on Guang Xi, 1500 km away from the Zhejiang province where there is another kind of bamboo shoot growing in the hot and humid forest.

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How many bamboo shoots do we know so far? Winter bamboo shoots, spring bamboo shoots, sour bamboo shoots. How are these bamboo shoots processed and cooked?

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Lao Huang and his son, Shu Jiang, started building a mud kitchen to boil salt. So, what are they doing with that much salt?

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What makes Nuodeng salt the best option for ham-making? How is Nuodeng ham made and what's the best way to enjoy it?

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Shu Jiang has been making ham for ten years, but he's still not as good as his father. What are the tricks to make good hams? When the weather is humid enough, do those hams go mouldy?

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In October, the middle reaches of the Yangtze River area officially enter the fall. In the Hubei Province, the water level begins to decline in the lakes near the Yangtze River. This natural phenomena creates an opportunity for people to take a close look at the bottom of the lake and brings us a delicious delicacy.

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Lotus root is a natural ingredient that requires hard labor. Hence, the additional value of lotus root is much higher than other vegetables. How do we cook lotus root?

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How long does it take for 300 professional diggers to pick out a whole lake of lotus roots? What are the common ways to cook them?

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Take a glimpse into the world of fishing in China and the risks some fisherman take every day in order to support themselves.

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In a freezing part of China, the winter fishermen are bringing in their nets. Meanwhile, a local ceremony dedicated to the lake and fish is held.

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Preparations are underway for New Year's festivities near Chagan Lake. Fish is on the menu- and lots of it!

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Fishing with a difference: the Gin people display the dying art of stilt fishing. Meanwhile, a deep sea fishing crew sets sail from Hainan.

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Follow a deep sea fishing voyage from Hainan and learn about the trials and tribulations faced by the crew.

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Follow a deep sea fishing voyage from Hainan and learn about the trials and tribulations faced by the crew.

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The conclusion to "A Bite of China" reminds us to appreciate the diversity of the natural world in China and the rich variety of food this provides.

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Animal adoption is a growing trend in the world which, will not only bring happiness to the animals, but to their adopters as well.

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Make them a part of your family and give them your love. Adopt rather than purchasing pets.

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What role do humans play in nature? The answer is hard to determine.

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As he was raised by a human being, the pup didn't know even how to catch his own prey. Thus his survival skills needed to be taught by a human.

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It's fascinating that a wolf can understand so much.

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