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CONFUCIUS WAS A FOODIE

Saturday, February 29th

8:00pm on
Runtime: 00:56:46
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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.

Sunday, March 1st

3:00am on
Runtime: 00:56:46
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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.

8:00pm on
Runtime: 00:56:46
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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.

Monday, March 2nd

3:00am on
Runtime: 00:56:46
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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.

Saturday, March 7th

8:00pm on
Runtime: 00:54:09
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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.

Sunday, March 8th

3:00am on
Runtime: 00:54:09
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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.

8:00pm on
Runtime: 00:56:46
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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.

Monday, March 9th

3:00am on
Runtime: 00:56:46
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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.

Saturday, March 14th

8:00pm on
Runtime: 00:56:46
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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.

Sunday, March 15th

3:00am on
Runtime: 00:56:46
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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.

8:00pm on
Runtime: 00:56:46
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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.

Monday, March 16th

3:00am on
Runtime: 00:56:46
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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.

Saturday, March 21st

8:00pm on
Runtime: 00:54:09
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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.

Sunday, March 22nd

3:00am on
Runtime: 00:54:09
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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.

8:00pm on
Runtime: 00:54:09
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Sweet

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

Monday, March 23rd

3:00am on
Runtime: 00:54:09
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Sweet

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

Saturday, March 28th

8:00pm on
Runtime: 00:56:46
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Most salt in Asia is produced through the evaporation of seawater in coastal areas. This episode sees Christine learning firsthand the very challenging 'how to' of harvesting sea salt in Thailand's dramatically beautiful salt fields. Cushing visits the area's most unusual market that is regularly disrupted by the Maeklong Railway going right through its center! She cooks alongside chefs preserving traditional Chinese cuisine in Bangkok, and at Singapore's oldest Chinese restaurant, Spring Court, Christine discovers Singapore Chinese cuisine and meets with culinary legend; Madam Soon.

Sunday, March 29th

3:00am on
Runtime: 00:56:46
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Most salt in Asia is produced through the evaporation of seawater in coastal areas. This episode sees Christine learning firsthand the very challenging 'how to' of harvesting sea salt in Thailand's dramatically beautiful salt fields. Cushing visits the area's most unusual market that is regularly disrupted by the Maeklong Railway going right through its center! She cooks alongside chefs preserving traditional Chinese cuisine in Bangkok, and at Singapore's oldest Chinese restaurant, Spring Court, Christine discovers Singapore Chinese cuisine and meets with culinary legend; Madam Soon.

8:00pm on
Runtime: 00:56:46
Widescreen

Tea: Culture, Celebration, Commerce and Cuisine

The story of tea starts in China, where legend has it that tea was discovered through leaves accidently falling into boiling water, and continues all the way to the traditional Chinese wedding tea ceremony and the political intrigues of the American Revolution.

Monday, March 30th

3:00am on
Runtime: 00:56:46
Widescreen

Tea: Culture, Celebration, Commerce and Cuisine

The story of tea starts in China, where legend has it that tea was discovered through leaves accidently falling into boiling water, and continues all the way to the traditional Chinese wedding tea ceremony and the political intrigues of the American Revolution.