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Flavorful Origins

Flavorful Origins

  • Premiered: 
    February 11, 2019
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: food, cooking

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    Season 1: Chaoshan Cuisine
    Season 2: Yunnan Cuisine

Plot Synopsis

Directed by Chen Xiaoqing, FLAVORFUL ORIGINS is a quarter-hour documentary series that delves into China's culinary secrets and cooking techniques and native ingredients from various regions of the country.

Season 1 focuses on the delectable world of Chaoshan cuisine, exploring its unique ingredients and revealing the stories of the people behind its creation. Each 15-minute episode focuses on a different type of food, including olives, marinated crab, bean paste, radish, and more. On Monday, February 11, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released 20 episodes of FLAVORFUL ORIGINS.
On Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT, Netflix released the 10-episode second season of FLAVORFUL ORIGINS. Season 2 explores the diverse flavors of China's Yunnan province and get to know the cooks and ingredients that shape its rich culinary tradition. Each 15-minute episode focuses on a different ingredient, including: ham, pickled vegetables, lacquer seed oil, rice cake, salted flour, and more.


Other Titles

  • Also known as: Flavorful Origins: Chaoshan Cuisine


  • (Season 1) - Chaoshan, Guangdong China
  • (Season 2) - Yunnan China