Chilis Journey is the second documentary series of food culture launched by CCTV record channel. There are six episodes, each with a theme, focusing on the origin of Chinas chili and important spicy food areas to demonstrate various spicy food culture.
A-hundred-year history: peppery taste from Dan Family
Dan Family homemade chili paste from Longjiang Zuotan Village is an essential condiment for Longjiang people. They think that the handmade one is the best. With the passage of time, less and less people know the traditional handmade method, but more and more people fall in love with the taste.
The traditional handmade method is to first mix together chili, salt black beans, garlic and vegetable oil, then chip it up and stir it well, and knead them into pieces and put them on a basket.
Chili paste can be added to steam pork rids or steam sea eel to give people an appetite.
Spicy but fresh: the unique flavour of Wujiang sauce
Different from the strong taste of Sichuan cuisine and Hunan cuisine, Shunde cuisine not only keeps the freshness of the ingredients, but also can shake up your taste buds. Wujiang sauce is a unique sauce made by Shunde people that combines freshness and spicy taste.
Wujiang sauce, also known as Longjiang Wujiang sauce, is a kind of traditional Shunde sauce made from soybean, chili and garlic.
The ingredients of the sauce bring out the freshness of the food, creating a distinctive taste.
Wujing sauce, which can be used in braising, boiling and steaming, is an all-purpose sauce for Longjiang people.
The documentary also depicts Chen Zhi, He Xiuhua, Huang Zhiliang and other hard-working Foshan people, showing the connection between nature and human, human and culture.
For now, Wujiang sauce is more a witness to the history of the mulberry fish pond than a secret recipe left by our ancestors. It passes down from generation to generation, occupying an unshakable position in Foshan Longjiang people’s heart.
Author | Lillian (Intern)
Revisor | Eleanor
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