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Asian Food, American Dreams

Asian cuisine is increasingly the engine driving the growth of the American food industry. Danielle talks to three Asian-American entrepreneurs about the secrets of their success: Tim Wildin, the young Chipotle executive whose Thai aunties' recipes contribute to the menu at Shophouse; Lynda Trang Dai, once known as the Vietnamese Madonna and now the queen of banh mi sandwiches in Orange County's Little Saigon; and Charles Phan, the ground-breaking chef whose Slanted Door was named best restaurant in the country by the James Beard Foundation.

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Food as Cultural Collision

This episode explores how cultures collide when trends meet traditions. Mister Softee taken over by the Chinese government; Brooklyn Brewery is using Japanese hops from Jeju Island; the Fung Bros visits a New Yorker who is reinventing the Shanghainese soup dumpling.

  • 2019-02-19T08:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-02-21T08:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-02-21T16:00:00-08:00
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Food As Art

Today, what we watch can be just as appetizing as what we eat. From the Korean art of mukbang to viral sensations, artists both amateur and professional are using food as their medium of choice. Being a foodie today is just as likely to happen in a 24/7 Korean spa as it is in a restaurant.

  • 2019-02-24T02:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-02-26T16:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-02-28T16:00:00-08:00
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Food As Global Locavore

It isn't just recipes that get imported and exported between the East and West, but also food practices. The farm to table movement is not at all uniquely American. We travel around China's Hangzhou region with Dai Jianjun of Dragon's Well Manor and to Sang Lee Farms in New York's North Fork to see how widespread this movement to keep things local really is.

  • 2019-02-25T03:30:00-08:00
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  • 2019-03-07T08:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-03-07T16:00:00-08:00
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Food As Wellness

As bone broth and kombucha line the shelves of your local grocery store, we take a closer look at "food as medicine". From visits to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre in China, Manhattan Chinatown's Po Wing Market and Seoul's Kimchi Museum, we learn that food is so much more than just sustenance.

  • 2019-03-04T03:30:00-08:00
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