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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.

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  • 2019-09-16T04:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-09-15T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-17T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-17T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-19T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-19T17:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-09-16T04:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-09-22T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-24T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-24T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-26T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-09-26T17:00:00-07:00
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Food of the Gods

The relationship between faith and food is evident at three Asian houses of worship: an imposing Buddhist temple where Danielle is served an artful vegetarian feast; a Sikh temple where she helps cook Indian flatbread for a communal meal where all are welcome; and a Queens mosque's annual food fair, where she samples Indonesian dishes and learns about life as a Muslim in America.

  • 2019-09-29T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-01T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-01T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-03T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-03T17:00:00-07:00
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Made In China

The rise of China has meant the rise of Chinese culinary traditions in America. Danielle checks out an industrial kitchen where traditional "confinement meals" are made for new mothers across the country; an underground Manhattan cocktail den whose main ingredient is the fiery liquor baijiu, the world's most heavily consumed spirit; and a wedding in the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown where old world and new meet at the banquet table and on the dance floor.

  • 2019-10-06T03:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-08T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-08T17:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-10T09:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-10-10T17:00:00-07:00
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The New Indian

A new generation of chefs and entrepreneurs is finally bringing the amazing cooking of the world's second-largest country to a broad American audience. Danielle interviews a former financier who offers a light, healthy take on Indian classics at his fast-casual start-up Inday; the adventurous restaurateurs behind Babu Ji, where meticulous preparations and a Bollywood vibe have led to breakout success; and a Silicon Valley engineer who got her start in the food business selling homemade chai by bicycle in the hills of San Francisco.

  • 2019-10-13T03:00:00-07:00
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