confucius was a foodie

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.

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  • 2019-05-27T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-29T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-29T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-31T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-31T15:00:00-07:00
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Full Episodes

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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.

  • 2019-05-20T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-20T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-22T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-24T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-24T15:00:00-07:00
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Cantonese

Chef Christine's Cantonese adventure provides one surprise after another making her question what she has previously considered 'Cantonese'. The history both breaks her heart and excites her for deeper exploration into traditional Chinese cuisines.

  • 2019-05-21T04:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-03T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-03T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-05T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-07T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-07T15:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-05-27T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-29T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-29T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-31T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-05-31T15:00:00-07:00
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Sichuan

Chef Christine ventures into the world of Sichuan cuisine and discovers the surprise of flavor over heat as well as a rich cultural history from Chinese roots to main street Chinatowns across North America.

  • 2019-05-28T04:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-10T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-10T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-12T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-12T15:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-14T07:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-06-14T15:00:00-07:00
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Sweet

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

  • 2019-06-04T04:00:00-07:00
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  • 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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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.

  • 2019-06-11T04:00:00-07:00
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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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