Confucius Was a Foodie! A New World Adventure in an Ancient Cuisine (Season 1)
Catalogue Number: LSD001
Producer: Lofty Sky Distribution
Subject: Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, History, Science, Social Sciences, Tech/Voc
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2016
Running Time: 6 x 45:00
Closed Captions: Yes
Culture, food and a tiny bit of science…
Chinese cuisine is perhaps the oldest and most sophisticated organized cuisine in the world, consumed by hundreds of millions everyday and influencing other world cuisines in interesting and unexpected ways. It boasts over 5,000 years of history, yet how much do we really know about it?
Confucius Was a Foodie is a documentary series in which celebrity chef Christine Cushing takes viewers on a voyage of fun and delicious discovery, exploring the best Chinese food imaginable and uncovering the fascinating traditions, philosophies and history of Chinese culinary culture and its surprising influence on food culture around the world.
Under the guidance of master chef guides and other experts who have made Chinese cuisine their life’s work, Christine cooks and eats her way through North America, Europe and Asia, visiting kitchens, festivals, celebrations and award-winning restaurants around the world.
Viewers and celebrity guests, including Anna Olson, Ming Tsai, Susur Lee, Alvin Leung, Janet Hsieh, Vanessa Yeung, and Fuchsia Dunlop agree that Confucius Was a Foodie offers a compelling, in-depth look at a food culture that is rich and surprising. You just have to know where to look.
Nominated for 2 Canadian Screen Awards
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