A Legend is Born

Air date: Sat., Aug. 20, 7:00 pm


In 1961, Cecilia Chiang, introduced America to authentic Chinese food when she opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in San Francisco. She introduced Szechuan, Hunan and Beijing cuisine, and revolutionized Chinese cooking in America. In this series, top chefs of the Bay Area, including Corey Lee of Benu, Laurence Jossel of Nopa and Nancy Oakes of Boulevard, invite Cecilia, into their kitchens to recreate some of her classic dishes.


A Legend Is Born
Get an overview of Chiang’s amazing story from Beijing to San Francisco. Then Corey Lee, Korean American chef and owner of Benu, a three-star Michelin restaurant, invites Cecilia into his kitchen where she gives him a lesson in making pot stickers.


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