There is no dialogue. No bells and whistles. This farm to table cooking show has gone viral, and there’s really no question as to why. It is a stunning take on a Chinese granddaughter and daughter living off their farmland in China. Viewers love it and can’t get enough of the deeply relaxing tone of the short videos. Even if you don’t regularly watch cooking shows, you’ll be hooked on the portrayal of life on the farm. It’s gotten to the point where people are tired of fake TV, explosions, and cliff hangers. This show is exactly the opposite of that. We promise you’ll fall in love with it.
The main character is a young, rather beautiful Chinese woman known as Plum. She is graceful and full of love for the labors she puts into keeping the farm going and creating incredible food. You come away realizing that a simple life might just be the answer to true happiness. It has an organic feel to it as she opens up the shows picking fruits or vegetables. You see her make dinners, desserts, and preparations for the winter months by making jams and other preservations. Even when she brushes her teeth in the morning, she does so in an outside sink area, rinsing her mouth with a handmade wooden bowl.
How does food sound?
It’s a treat for the senses, and you’ll wish you could smell the fresh air of the farm and the food she prepares. The sounds are something a lot of people find mesmerizing. From plopping apples into a big bowl of water to putting rice in a pot, all the sounds are beautifully emphasized.
Many of the short shows have 5 to 30 million views on youtube. Plum lives with her grandmother, and they often do chores together. There is a sense of mindfulness they do. Oh yes, and the farm animals. From baby sheep to little puppies that try to snatch food away.
And it all started with an iPhone
Don’t even get me started on the food. Trust me, you just need to watch the show to understand how it got popular so fast. Apparently, it began with someone using only an iPhone to create these videos. Plum now has a cameraman, but that’s really about it. It’s simple and captivating, and everything you think living on a farm should be like.
Much of the cooking she does is outside with ornate cooking supplies. Often, instead of using a spoon, she uses chopsticks. It’s very artistic and yet realistic. You get the feeling that she was born and grew up on this farm, being taught by her family on how to best utilize everything on the farm.
This show truly shows the romantic side of simple farm life. It will seriously make you want to go out and buy some property in the middle of nowhere and live off the land. I think we can all learn a lot from the knowledge, love for food, and commitment that Liziqi displays in every video posted on youtube.