2 Seasons

Foodwise is an original series created by the Travelogue team at CGTN. With the distinctive food of China as the main theme, we explore the story and people behind iconic dishes.

  • Beijing

    Episode 1

    From the local delicacies of Beijing's Ox Street to latest hangouts and contemporary cuisine of the Chinese capital, hosts Tianran He and Eva May will give you a true taste of Beijing, and the fascinating stories and people behind them.

  • Beijing's Hutons

    Episode 2

    The Hutongs in Beijing are considered the city's blood vessels, as these traditional alleyways make up the DNA of the capital for its rich history and culture.

  • Changsha

    Episode 3

    In this episode, our hosts Tianran He and Eva May embark on a journey to Changsha in Hunan Province. They taste their way through the local cuisine, discover the city's latest art and fashion trends, and find out why it's always attracting tourists.

  • Qingdao

    Episode 4

    In this episode, Tianran He and Eva May venture to Qingdao, China's beer mecca by the sea. With red tiles and green trees that make up the city's stunning scenery, our hosts embark on another foodie-journey with local delicacies and special guests.

  • Wuzhen

    Episode 5

    Join our hosts Tianran He and Eva May as they explore the boisterous event of Wuzhen's International Theatre festival, with colorful features of both theatrical and culinary nature.

  • Eating Global in Beijing

    Episode 6

    In this episode, Tianran He and Eva May are in search of global cuisines that can be found in Beijing, the 3000-year old capital of China. From honest farm-to-table fare, to the culinary heights of French haute cuisine, and even a cooking class.

  • Quanzhou

    Episode 7

    In this episode, Tianran He and Eva May are in Quanzhou, the ancient starting point of the Maritime Silk Road. From its covered arcades and Roman columns to its Southeast Asian vibe, our hosts discover that Quanzhou truly is a melting pot of cultures

  • Xi'an

    Episode 8

    In this episode, Tianran He and Eva May venture to Xi'an, an ancient city with over 3000 years of history, capital to 13 Chinese dynasties. But first, our hosts are going to carb load on street food, from glutinous rice cakes.

  • Datong

    Episode 9

    Tianran He and Angela Fu are in historic Datong. Located in northern China's Shanxi Province, some 1500 years ago Datong was the capital of the Northern Wei Dynasty, which saw nomads unite northern China and Buddhism spread throughout the country.

  • Chaozhou

    Episode 10

    Hosts Tianran He and Angela Fu are in Chaozhou, South China. They're on a quest to discover the secrets of its success, for Chaozhou is famed for its wealthy merchant guilds and its homegrown Teochew cuisine, which enjoys global recognition.