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Yan Can Cook: Spice Kingdom Previous Broadcasts

That Which Sustains Life (Episode #106H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 17, 2018 -- 1:30 PM

Chengdu is known as "The Land of Abundance", thanks in part to Dujiangyan, its centuries-old irrigation system. Martin visits this historical site to witness firsthand the source of Chengdu's fertile farmland, stopping to sample produce from local farms and orchards along the way.

The Voice of the Mountain (Episode #105H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 10, 2018 -- 1:30 PM

Sichuan is a mountainous region, best known for its spicy cuisine. But the Sichuan locals who have been living in these mountains for centuries have another bragging point - music. Mountain music is used not only for expression but to record local history. Martin meets up with Mr. Zhang, a famous mountain singer, and learns about the culture and cuisine of the mountains.

Tea Time! (Episode #104H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 -- 1:30 PM

Outside of Chengdu there are several well known tea plantations. Martin explores the local tea cultivation process, samples different types of popular brews, attends a tea serving ceremony, and visits the oldest tea house in People's Park in Chengdu. In the studio Martin cooks up dishes that use tea as an ingredient or flavoring agent.

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