Confucius Was A Foodie

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.

Episode Duration: 54 minutes and 10 seconds

Episode Number: 205

Future Broadcast times for "Confucius Was A Foodie": (show all)

Sun, Aug 21 8:00 P.M. Origins of the Beginnings     NH CREATE
Mon, Aug 22 3:00 A.M. Origins of the Beginnings     NH CREATE
Sat, Aug 27 8:00 P.M. Confucius and the Origin of Food Philosophy     NH CREATE
Sun, Aug 28 3:00 A.M. Confucius and the Origin of Food Philosophy     NH CREATE
Sun, Aug 28 8:00 P.M. Celebrations, Ceremonies and the Dumpling     NH CREATE
Mon, Aug 29 3:00 A.M. Celebrations, Ceremonies and the Dumpling     NH CREATE
Sat, Sep 3 8:00 P.M. Noodles: Long for Life, Food of Legends     NH CREATE
Sun, Sep 4 3:00 A.M. Noodles: Long for Life, Food of Legends     NH CREATE
Sun, Sep 4 8:00 P.M. The Big Picture     NH CREATE
Mon, Sep 5 3:00 A.M. The Big Picture     NH CREATE
Sat, Sep 10 8:00 P.M. Cantonese     NH CREATE
Sun, Sep 11 3:00 A.M. Cantonese     NH CREATE
Sun, Sep 11 8:00 P.M. Sichuan     NH CREATE
Mon, Sep 12 3:00 A.M. Sichuan     NH CREATE
Sat, Sep 17 8:00 P.M. Sweet     NH CREATE
Sun, Sep 18 3:00 A.M. Sweet     NH CREATE

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