Upcoming Broadcasts:

Tomorrow's Chengdu (#102H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Martin visits Tianfu, a new capital of tech in China. See what Tianfu software developers are eating, from a popular Mao Chai restaurant to the dazzling molecular gastronomy of Chef Huang.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 19, 2018 -- 1:30pm

Hot Pot, Anyone? (#103H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Hot pot is almost a religion in Chengdu. On this episode, Martin explores several of Chengdu's estimated 30,000 hot pot restaurants, each with its own unique style. Martin takes to the streets to ask people about their deep feelings surrounding this revered dish.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 26, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Tea Time! (#104H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me

The Voice of the Mountain (#105H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 10, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me

That Which Sustains Life (#106H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 17, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Poetry in a Cup (#107H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Wine making or baijiu making in China goes back thousands of years. Martin visits a famous Chengdu distillery for a close up look on how Chinese baijiu is produced. He narrates famous Chinese legends connected to the culture of wine. For a more contemporary look he attends a typical Chinese banquet and shows the popular Chinese drinking games and toasting.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 24, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Back to Roots (#112H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

Many small family farms around Chengdu have turned into chic Bed and Breakfasts. They are popular with many of Chengdu's residents who can trace their roots back to the country. Martin joins a farming family for dinner at their house. He rolls up his sleeves and learns about authentic farmers cooking.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 29, 2018 -- 9:30am Remind me

Hot, Hot and Extra Hot! (#108H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

If there is only one word to describe Sichuan cuisine, that word is HOT. Martin dives into the world of chili peppers and chili bean paste by visiting the world's largest bean paste factory and the world's biggest chili market. He puts the chili peppers to good use at a chili banquet and later explores the hottest restaurant in Chengdu for a midnight snack.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 31, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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