Jimmy Doherty visits rural China in this one-off special episode of Food Unwrapped, co-starring alongside Matt Tebutt. The series investigates the origins, traditional preparations and uses of foods and champions natural produce and home-cooking in a world which is dominated by convenience food.
Trying authentic regional food from those who cook it every day in the rural villages of the Sichuan province, Jimmy exposes some less-known food secrets, while elsewhere Matt investigates why China has become one of the world’s leading garlic producers. Meanwhile, back in England, Kate Quilton seeks out the mysterious origins of fortune cookies and Helen Lawal investigates how traditional noodles are turned into instant noodles.
Food Unwrapped: China Special – Thursday 8:00pm on Channel 4.