Who influenced the flavors you love today? For chef Zhou Yongle, it was his grandmother.

In this video, Zhou traces his roots to China’s Hunan Province and rediscovers the spicy flavors of his ancestors.

0:00 ‘Every dish has its own genes’
1:10 A childhood filled with spicy food
2:07 What is Hunan cuisine?
2:34 Making chili paste
3:12 Exploring Hunan’s rice terraces
3:57 Making fish jelly
4:24 Zhou prepares a feast for his distant relatives

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Footage: Youku 云集将来
Script: Tiffany Ip
Narration: Dai Qian
Editor: Nicholas Ko
Mastering: Victor Peña

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Music: Audio Network


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