How China's Jingpo people make tasty banquets using leaves
Sitting on the border between China and Myanmar, Longchuan County of Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Region in Yunnan Province is home to the largest population of Jingpo people in China. They are not as well-known as the Dai people, with whom they share the land, but their culture is rich and colorful. One of their traditions is to cook up a storm with the help of green leaves.
The banquets take place during important festivals and New Year, when family members reunite and visit neighbors and relatives. The leaves are used as both tablecloth and cooking tools, wrapping meat and vegetables.
Yunnan Province in southwest China boasts of spectacular natural landscapes, biodiversity and diverse ethnic groups. Among China's 56 recognized ethnic groups, 25 are in Yunnan. This livestream series will take you on tour to six cities or autonomous prefectures in Yunnan and see the little-known food, scenery and folk customs. Stay tuned for our upcoming livestreams!
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