‘Confucius Was a Foodie’ Season 1

You can own the first season of ‘Confucius Was a Foodie’. Includes eight episodes, each 53 minutes long. Get the entire season and save up to 37% off. All purchased content is downloadable for you to enjoy anytime or gift to others!

  • Episode 1: Origins of the Beginnings

    Christine looks for the Chinese origins of foods like ketchup, pasta, baklava, pizza, and more.

    (53 min)

  • Episode 2: Confucius and Food Philosophy

    Who said it first—Confucius or Hippocrates? Christine sets off to compare the thoughts of foodie philosophers.

    (53 min)

  • Episode 3: Celebrations, Ceremonies and the Dumpling

    Christine eats her way through the Lunar calendar with traditional customs, cuisine and culture.

    (53 min)

  • Episode 4: Noodles: Long Life, Food of Legends

    Noodles symbolize longevity in Chinese culinary culture and this episode has more noodles than you can imagine!

    (53 min)

  • Episode 5: The Big Picture

    Christine meets her Chinese chef mentors, discovering her assumptions about Chinese cuisine in North America might not be true.

    (53 min)

  • Episode 6: Cantonese

    Learning the history of Chinese immigration in America, challenges Christine’s idea of Cantonese cuisine.

    (53 min)

  • Episode 7: Sichuan

    Christine ventures into the world of Sichuan cuisine and discovers the surprise of flavor over heat.

    (53 min)

  • Episode 8: Sweet

    Christine explores the flavor of sweet in Chinese immigrant communities across Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia.

    (53 min)

PBS Airdates


‘Confucius was a Foodie’ Season One Coming to a PBS Station Near You:

CityStationStart TimeAirtime
Boston, MAWGBHJul. 6Saturdays at 11 am on WGBX
Charlotte, NCPBS CharlotteMay. 31Fridays at 1:30pm
New YorkWLIW21May. 12Sundays at 12 pm
Las Vegas, NVVegas PBS/KLVXMay. 9Thursdays at 10 pm and 11 pm (first three episodes only)
Chicago, ILWTTWApr. 28Sundays at 1 pm
Tampa, FLWEDUApr. 22Mondays at 10 pm on WEDQ
Cleveland, OHWVIZApr. 14Sundays at 3 pm
Cincinnati, OHWPTOApr. 8Mondays at 8 pm
Wixom, MIWTVS / Detroit Public TelevisionApr. 7Sundays at 3 am
Aens, OHWOUBApr. 6
Apr. 7
May 7
Saturdays at 10 am on 20.2 Classical channel
Sundays at 6 pm on 20.5 OHIO channel
Tuesdays at 12 am on main channel
Santa Ana, CAPBS SoCalApr. 4Thursdays at 12 am on PBS SoCal 2
Grand Rapids, MIWGVUApr. 4Thursdays at 8am and 2pm on WGVU-Life
Columbia, SCSCETVMar. 30Saturdays at 4 pm on ETV World Channel
Across the U.S.CREATE TVMar. 5Tuesdays/Thursdays at 7 pm and 12:30 am (ET)
Los Angeles, CAKLCSFeb. 7Thursdays at 7 pm
Durham, NHNew Hampshire PBSFeb. 2Saturdays at 4 pm on Explore Channel
Columbus, OHWOSU Public MediaJan. 27Mini-marathon of three episodes on Sunday 2pm – 5pm
St. Paul, MNTPT – Twin Cities PBSJan. 19Saturdays at 2pm
St. Louis, MIThe Nine NetworkJan. 16Wednesdays at 1:30 pm
Portales, NMKENWJan. 16Wednesdays at 8am
Fridays at 3pm on their main 3-1 channel
Thursdays at 12am on their 3-3 channel
Research Triangle Park, NCUNC-TVJan. 9
Jan. 10
Jan. 12
Wednesdays at 10pm on UNC-EX
Fridays at 9am, 4pm on UNC-EX
Saturdays at 2am, 9am on UNC-EX
Denver, COCPT 12 – Colorado Public TelevisionJan. 8Tuesdays at 8 pm
Burbank, CAKCETLinkJan. 7Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 2pm
San Antonio, CAKLRNJan. 7Mondays at 11:30am
New York, NYNYC LifeJan. 7Mondays at 7pm
Portland, OROPBJan. 6Sundays at 6:00 pm on OPB Plus
Harrisburg, PAWITFJan. 6Sundays at 10 am
Orlando, FLWUCFJan. 6Sundays at 11:30am
Milwaukee, WIMilwaukee Public TelevisionJan. 6Sundays at 7am on WMVT channel
Atlanta, GAGeorgia Public BroadcastingJan. 6Saturdays at 4pm
New York, NYNJTVJan. 6Saturdays at 1pm
Belehem, PAWLVT/PBS39Jan. 4Fridays at 4 pm
Owings Mills, MDMaryland Public TelevisionJan. 4Fridays at 8pm on MPT2
Buffalo, NY/Toronto, CAWNEDJan. 4Fridays at 8 pm
Cocoa, FLWEFSJan. 3Thursdays at 10 pm
San Bernaino, CAEmpire Network/KVCRJan. 3Thursdays at 12pm
Norfolk, VAWHROJan. 3Thursdays at 10pm
Tacoma, WAKBTCJan. 2Wednesdays at 6pm
Seattle, WA/VancouverKCTS 9Jan. 2Wednesdays at 1 pm


A New World Adventure in an Ancient Cuisine

Chinese cuisine is perhaps the oldest and most sophisticated organized cuisine in the world, consumed by millions everyday and influencing other world cuisines in unexpected ways. It boasts over 5,000 years of history, yet how much do we really know about it?

‘Confucius Was a Foodie’ is a documentary series where celebrity chef and former Food Network host, Christine Cushing, takes you on a voyage of delicious discovery, exploring the best Chinese food imaginable, and uncovering fascinating traditions.

Under the guidance of Chinese master chefs and experts who have made Chinese cuisine their life’s work, Christine cooks and eats her way through North America, Europe and Asia. It’s a learning adventure she describes as one of the most interesting and enlightening in her entire career as a chef.

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