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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 9: Sat, Sep 22, 2018 -- 9:30am
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 24, 2018 -- 1:30pm 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 9: Sat, Sep 29, 2018 -- 9:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 1, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Small Bites (#109H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In Chengdu, a snack is called a small bite, or 'xiao chi'. But a 'xiao chi' is really a lot more than just a simple snack. It can be an appetizer, a street food, but it can also be a cleansing of the palate between courses, or when you assemble many on them on a table, they can make a fabulous banquet. On this show Martin takes small bites but tells a big story.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Oct 6, 2018 -- 9:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 8, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Rising Stars (#110H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

There are 230 million children under the age of 15 in China. On this show Martin meets up with many talented ones from Chengdu. They are future opera divas, poets, pop singers, sculptors and of course, chefs! Chengdu, the next generation, is front and center on this episode.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 15, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Fine Art, Fine Food (#111H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

The art scene is thriving in Chengdu. Martin tours an artist community and sees first hand how local artists create ceramics and file paintings. To add his personal touch he added an encrusted chicken in the community kiln. For a taste of true culinary art he visits the home restaurant of Chef Lan, lauded as the best chef of Chengdu.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 22, 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 Plus: Mon, Oct 29, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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