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GLOBE TREKKER
Food Hour: Southern China

GLOBE TREKKER - Food Hour: Southern China

 

Celebrated New Zealand chef Peter Gordon discovers the roots of Cantonese cuisine. Peter’s journey takes him north to Lianzhou, the mountain home of the Yao tribe, where he cooks succulent spiced pork. Next he walks the rice fields of the Pearl River Delta, and meets traditional medical doctors in Foshan. He also cooks up a strength-giving feast for dragon boat racing crews in Guangzhou, shops in the fabled market of Qingping and samples street fare in Chaozhou.

 

 

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Xi’an, China

 

It’s been a decade since I last visited Xi’an, China, and it felt so good to be back. Founded in the 11th Century BC, every ancient building, bridge and tradition boggles the mind. I started out with leisurely bike ride atop the ancient City Wall, stopped at a traditional Chinese medicine clinic (practicing for over 500 years) to cure my jet-lag, and paid a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Terra-cotta Warriors. Add in a spectacular outdoor performance of The Song of the Everlasting Sorrow and incredible street food, and you’ll see why Xi’an is a place to love.

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
St. Louis, MO, Part 1 of 3

 

Journey through the Gateway to the West for treasures such as a 1901 “Longest Bearded Man” banner, a 1602 Adam Islip-published book of Chaucer’s complete works, and a 15th-century Chinese Bodhisattva gilt bronze. One is valued at $100,000-$125,000!

 

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
I Am Another You

 

Join Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang and Dylan, a young homeless drifter who left a comfortable home and loving family, in this cross-cultural road trip that explores the limits and meaning of freedom.

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Kansas City, MO, Part 1 of 3

 

Highlights from the Roadshow floor include an 1891 Kansas City Fire Chief badge made by Mermod & Jaccard; a 1796 Chinese bronze censer found on the floor of a local antique mall; and a pristine 1965 Roy Lichtenstein screen print bought by the owner’s parents at a department store.

 

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