confucius was a foodie

Origins of the Beginnings

Everything has its origins somewhere. When it comes to food, roots are often Chinese - and Chinese beginnings in the culinary and cultural world go back more than 5,000 years. In this episode, chef Christine looks for the culinary roots of foods such as ice cream, ketchup, pasta, phyllo, baklava and pizza.

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2023-01-30T00:00:00-08:00

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  • 2019-06-24T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-24T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-26T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-26T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-28T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-28T15:00:00-07:00
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Full Episodes

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Sweet

Chef Christine Cushing explores the great big flavor of sweet in Chinese immigrant communities in Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.

  • 2019-06-17T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-17T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-19T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-19T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-21T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-21T15:00:00-07:00
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Confucius and the Origin of Food Philosophy

Was it Confucius or Hippocrates who first said, "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food"? Chef Christine sets off to compare the thoughts and beliefs of foodie writers and philosophers.

  • 2019-06-18T04:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-01T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-01T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-03T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-03T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-05T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-05T15:00:00-07:00
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Origins of the Beginnings

Everything has its origins somewhere. When it comes to food, roots are often Chinese - and Chinese beginnings in the culinary and cultural world go back more than 5,000 years. In this episode, chef Christine looks for the culinary roots of foods such as ice cream, ketchup, pasta, phyllo, baklava and pizza.

  • 2019-06-24T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-24T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-26T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-26T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-28T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-28T15:00:00-07:00
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Celebrations, Ceremonies and the Dumpling

Christine eats her way through the Chinese Solar Lunar calendar with traditional customs, cuisine and culture. The calendar appears to have a dumpling for every occasion.

  • 2019-06-25T04:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-08T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-08T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-10T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-10T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-12T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-12T15:00:00-07:00
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Noodles: Long for Life, Food of Legends

Birthday parties and baby naming ceremonies all wish for the same thing-a long life. Longevity is symbolized by the noodle in Chinese culinary culture with more kinds of noodles than one can possibly imagine.

  • 2019-07-02T04:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-07-15T15:00:00-07:00
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The Big Picture

Chef Christine meets her Chinese chef mentors and discovers that many of her assumptions about the beginnings of this cuisine in North America might not actually be true.

  • 2019-07-09T04:00:00-07:00
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