Celebrations, Ceremonies and the Dumpling: Confucius Was a Foodie! A New World Adventure in an Ancient Cuisine (Season 2)
Catalogue Number: LSD009
Producer: Lofty Sky Distribution
Subject: Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, History, Holidays, Science, Social Sciences, Tech/Voc
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Running Time: 45:00
Closed Captions: Yes
Chef Christine's Chinese chef mentors launch her on another journey of discovery. She discovers how just about every festival on the Lunar Solar calendar can be celebrated with dumplings. Tika teaches her how to make the Chinese New Year pork shrimp dumpling, with a lucky coin insert into just one. In a bustling Hong Kong street market, she tries different kinds of sweet dumplings, and the flower market celebrates spring. In the Lam Chung Valley, she finds a unique wishing tree. Back in Hong Kong, Christine prepares for 15 days of New Year's celebrations by learning about Chinese hosting traditions and table manners. At the Tang family reunion a banquet for 1000 guests is being prepared, and the feast honors the ancestors. At the Lantern Festival in Taiwan, she learns how to make Tang Yuan dumplings which traditionally appeased the god of fire. In the third month, families honor their ancestors at the Ching Ming festival, and green rice dumplings are served. In the fifth month, the Dragon Boat festival commemorates poet Qu Yuan, and the boat races are popular all over the world. In the eighth month the Moon Festival, and Christine learns how to make the traditional moon cake pastries. There is no better way to experience festivals than through their food.
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