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Lucky Chow

There is an ancient Ayurvedic proverb that says, "When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need". We explore the idea of functional food and tell stories of individuals who are looking to heal the body, spirit, and global community one meal at a time. Accomplished multi-hyphenate Waris Aluwahlia, celebrated chef Su-Mei Yu along with Nimai Gupta, a farmer who is dedicated to practicing Ayurvedic agriculture show us that consciousness and intent are two of the most powerful ingredients in life.

  • 2020-08-06T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-06T17:00:00-07:00
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Lucky Chow

Culinary creativity isn't always found in the kitchen. In today's day and age, innovation on how and what we eat and drink often happens in unexpected places-like the think tanks of Silicon Valley, suburban garages, and next-gen Chinese fast casual spots.

  • 2020-08-09T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-11T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-11T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-13T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-13T17:00:00-07:00
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Lucky Chow

Through the eyes of four chefs, we explore the vast Asian diaspora and prove that if we are what we eat, we're all a little bit Asian. Cultural and culinary mashups take form in Park's Filipino-American BBQ, J.J. Johnson's Afro-Asian rice bowls, Llama San's take on the unique Peruvian-Japanese flavors known as Nikkei cuisine, and James Syhabout, the two Michelin-star Lao refugee chef who keeps one foot in the past while forging new flavor frontiers.

  • 2020-08-16T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-18T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-18T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-20T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-20T17:00:00-07:00
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Taiwan's True Flavors

Danielle gets back to her roots in an episode devoted to the distinctive, rustic cuisine of Taiwan. With Cathy Erway, author of "Foods of Taiwan," she hits a Chinatown market and then makes the island's most famous dish, beef noodle soup. At Taiwan Bear House, started by homesick young expats, she tries a New York take on the box lunches known as biandang. And in California's Orange County, she pays a twilight visit to America's closest counterpart to a classic Taiwanese night market.

  • 2020-08-18T03:30:00-07:00
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Food As Beauty

Asian beauty secrets have long held fascination with Western audiences. Charlotte Cho from Sokoglam shows us how the K-Beauty boom is all over mainstream America today. We talk to the (mostly) women leading the charge in the cosmetics and skincare scene and disrupting the American beauty industry, from inside out.

  • 2020-08-19T04:30:00-07:00
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Lucky Chow

The celebration of Asian-American identity and history is taking shape in exciting new ways. In this episode, we meet the editors of Banana, a magazine creating a voice for contemporary AZN culture, visit an urban rice paddy in the heart of New York City, and talk to the creator of the hot Chinese cooking blog, Omnivores Cookbook. We also spend time looking at the future of Asian cocktail culture and how traditional Asian brews like sake and shochu are growing in popularity stateside.

  • 2020-08-23T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-25T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-25T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-27T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-08-27T17:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2020-08-25T03:30:00-07:00
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Trending Japanese

Japan has mesmerized American foodies for generations and a new wave of Japanese culinary culture continues to intoxicate us. Exploring American manifestations of otaku, the Japanese trope that combines cutting-edge pop culture with fetishistic obsession, Danielle visits New York's first cat cafe; a Brooklyn izakaya run by a Frenchman in thrall to Japanese anime and manga; and a California suburban mom who's a star on the international bento-box circuit.

  • 2020-08-26T04:30:00-07:00
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  • 2020-09-01T03:30:00-07:00
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Lucky Chow

Comfort food is nostalgic, hearty, soothing, and has never been more indispensable. Whether it's Chinese food made at home with an assist from cooking blogs like The Woks of Life or Taiwanese and Indonesian classics reimagined by young chefs like Eric Sze (886), Trigg Brown (Win Son), or Cedric Vongerichten (Wayan), fresh takes on familiar flavors are finding a new generation of hungry fans.

  • 2020-08-30T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-09-01T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-09-03T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-09-03T17:00:00-07:00
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Asian Farm to Table

Farmers are the new rock stars of the food world, and in this episode Danielle visits agriculturists large and small, traditional and cutting edge. Ross Koda, a third-generation Japanese-American, runs a renowned Central Valley rice farm and hopes to keep it in the family. Kristyn Leach, a Korean adoptee, hand grows artisanal, heirloom Asian produce for one of San Francisco's most popular restaurants. And on the gorgeous Half Moon Bay coast, a pair of electricians who saw a gap in the market operate America's first wasabi farm.

  • 2020-09-02T04:30:00-07:00
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