Spicy: Confucius Was a Foodie! A New World Adventure in an Ancient Cuisine (Season 3)
Catalogue Number: LSD021
Producer: Lofty Sky Distribution
Subject: Family Studies/Home Economics
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2018
Running Time: 45
Closed Captions: Yes
Despite popular belief ‘spicy’ in Chinese cuisines is not always hot! In various Chinese cuisines, spices are complex and varied. Chef Christine visits the Malaysian island of Penang, a location historically important to the story of spice trade with TV celebrity Chef Wan for a fun and fact filled visit to the Tropical Spice Garden. At a picturesque mountain top plantation, they pick nutmeg and discover the unique uses of the fruit/spice particular only to this Malaysian island. But in South East Asia Chef Cushing knows that a ‘hot pepper spice’ is inevitable and she finds it at Sir Trat a trendy new Bangkok restaurant and in Singapore where she discovers that when it comes to chilli crab; it’s all about the spice!
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