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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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Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 - 6:00 AM    "The Long Walk" In 1937, the Japanese invaded China and by 1939 they arrived in Beijing, seizing most of the large family compound and with it, Cecilia's idyllic and privileged youth. By 1941 there wasn't enough food for the family so Cecilia and her number five sister (she had nine in total), fled on foot through Japanese occupied territory. They walked more than 1,000 miles and it took almost six months to reach the safety of "Free China. D
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Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 - 6:00 AM "The Long Walk" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 - 6:00 PM "The Long Walk" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM "Mother Knows Best" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Monday, Apr 9, 2018 - 11:00 AM "A Legend Is Born" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Monday, Apr 9, 2018 - 11:00 PM "A Legend Is Born" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Friday, Apr 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM "The Long Walk" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Friday, Apr 13, 2018 - 11:00 PM "The Long Walk" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Monday, Apr 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM "The Best Chinese Restaurant In America" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Monday, Apr 16, 2018 - 11:00 PM "The Best Chinese Restaurant In America" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Friday, Apr 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM "Mother Knows Best" (LEARN/CREATE)
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