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Once Upon A Bite is a food docuseries that looks at food from a Chinese perspective - it first hit Chinese screens in October 2017.
Examining Chinese food culture in gorgeous high definition, the eight 50-minute episodes were filmed over four years across 22 countries and four continents documenting the rise of Chinese food worldwide – East meets West.
Embracing international gourmet food as well as that of China, the series is a rich and textured look at the multidimensional context around food and food culture. With such a sensorial and tactile feel to the series, much in the same vein as Chef’s Table, there is attention to detail realised through macro and microphotography.
In fact, the series features a great deal of microphotography that was hard to capture. In episode four there is a sequence of the opening of penicillium that lasts all of ten seconds. That sequence alone took four months to capture.