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Kitchen Wisdom of Cecilia Chiang

THE KITCHEN WISDOM OF CECILIA CHIANG is a new six-part cooking mini-series documenting the amazing life story of "the Julia Child of Chinese food in America." In the 1950s, Chinese food in the U.S. was mostly westernized Cantonese food such as chop suey and chow mein. Then, along came restaurateur Cecilia Chiang. Never having cooked professionally, Cecilia launched the legendary Mandarin Restaurant in 1961 and influenced a new generation of chefs and food enthusiasts, including Julia Child, James Beard, and a young Alice Waters (before her Chez Panisse fame). In the process, she introduced Szechuan, Hunan and Beijing cuisine, and . . .

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Friday, Apr 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM    "Last Flight Out of Shanghai" Less than a decade after fleeing the Japanese, Cecilia now married and with a young family, caught the last flight out of Shanghai as the communist revolution swept over China. The family relocated to Tokyo where, at a dinner for an ambassador, Cecilia got her first taste of raw fish. Cecilia didn't love it and didn't love living as an ex-pat in the land of her former occupiers, so she sailed on the SS Woodrow Wilson into San Francisco to visit her number seven sister. D
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More Kitchen Wisdom of Cecilia Chiang on PLUS (MT)
Friday, Apr 21, 2017 - 10:00 AM "Last Flight Out of Shanghai" (PLUS)
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Friday, Apr 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM "Passing on the Wisdom" (PLUS)
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