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.
Episode Duration: 54 minutes and 8 seconds
Episode Number: 104
|Thu, Apr 11||7:00 P.M.||noodles: long for life, food of legends|
|Fri, Apr 12||12:30 A.M.||noodles: long for life, food of legends|
In CONFUCIUS WAS A FOODIE, celebrity chef and former Food Network host Christine Cushing takes viewers on a voyage of discovery, uncovering the fascinating traditions, philosophies and history of Chinese culinary culture and its surprising influence on food around the world.
Christine's motivation to embark on this journey is her discovery that 2,500-year-old Chinese philosopher Confucius was actually-a foodie.
From exploring Chinese cuisines in North America to the culinary politics of Taiwan, the tasty richness of Hong Kong, and the blended flavors of South East Asia, Christine finds connections to the gastronomic precepts of the great Chinese philosopher both ancient and modern.
Each episode features Christine as a culinary adventurer, fearlessly leading viewers to a deeper appreciation of our world through a gourmand filter.
In Italy Christine questions the origins of pizza, in Greece she uncovers the beginnings of her beloved baklava, and in Paris she discovers that crepes have Chinese roots.
Featuring celebrity guests such as Anna Olson, chef Wan, Ming Tsai, Alvin Leung, and Janet Hsieh, CONFUCIUS WAS A FOODIE shakes up foodie myths, and takes a delicious look at the historical and contemporary landscape of Chinese cuisine.
|Thu, Mar 21||7:00 P.M.||Cantonese|
|Fri, Mar 22||12:30 A.M.||Cantonese|
|Tue, Mar 26||7:00 P.M.||Sichuan|
|Wed, Mar 27||12:30 A.M.||Sichuan|
|Thu, Mar 28||7:00 P.M.||Sweet|
|Fri, Mar 29||12:30 A.M.||Sweet|
|Sat, Mar 30||4:00 P.M.||The Big Picture|
|Tue, Apr 2||7:00 P.M.||Origins of the Beginnings|
|Wed, Apr 3||12:30 A.M.||Origins of the Beginnings|
|Thu, Apr 4||7:00 P.M.||Confucius and the Origin of Food Philosophy|
|Fri, Apr 5||12:30 A.M.||Confucius and the Origin of Food Philosophy|
|Sat, Apr 6||4:00 P.M.||Cantonese|
|Tue, Apr 9||7:00 P.M.||Celebrations, Ceremonies and the Dumpling|
|Wed, Apr 10||12:30 A.M.||Celebrations, Ceremonies and the Dumpling|
|Thu, Apr 11||7:00 P.M.||Noodles: Long for Life, Food of Legends|
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