Season 1
Season 2
Season 1&2

‘Confucius Was a Foodie’ Season One

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!

Own Season 1 $19.99 (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD) Own Season 1 DVD $29.95 (2 DISCS)
  • 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 - 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)

‘Confucius Was a Foodie’ Season Two

You can own the second season of ‘Confucius Was a Foodie’. Includes six episodes, each one hour long. Get the entire season and save up to 25% off. All purchased content is downloadable for you to enjoy anytime or gift to others!

Own Season 2 $17.99 (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD) Own Season 2 DVD $27.95 (2 DISCS)
  • Episode 1: The Salty Flavor

    You’ll gain a new appreciation for salt— one of the five Chinese flavors — as you watch Christine harvest it from the sea in Thailand. 

    (53 min)

  • Episode 2: Tea - Culture, Celebration & Commerce

    Travel from London to Hong Kong to learn about the story and history of Tea.

    (53 min)

  • Episode 3: Huaiyang - The Cuisine of Poets

    Explore Huaiyang with Christine — an exquisite cuisine historically connected to ancient Chinese poets and scholars.

    (53 min)

  • Episode 4: The Origin of ‘Cuisine’

    Is Chinese cuisine, with its Confucian structure, really the origin of the world’s great cuisines? Find out in this episode.

    (53 min)

  • Episode 5: The Bitter Flavor

    The bitter flavor is often found in Chinese cooking, but rarely used alone. It is said to clear “heat”, strengthen the stomach, and promote salivation.

    (53 min)

  • Episode 6: Shandong - The Cuisine of Confucius

    The oldest of the Chinese cuisines and with roots in dishes served to royalty, Shandong is known as the cuisine of Confucius.

    (56 min)

‘Confucius Was a Foodie’ Season 1&2

With much of the world staying home to help slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, we wanted to make our content more easily available. So we have discounted the downloadable version of Confucius Was a Foodie Season 1 & 2 bundle by 50% for a limited time.

 

Own both season 1&2 $37.99 $18.99 (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD) Own Season 1 DVD $29.95 (2 DISCS) Own Season 2 DVD $27.95 (2 DISCS)

PBS Airdates

‘Confucius was a Foodie’ Season Two Coming to a PBS Station Near You (Fall 2019):

CityStationStart TimeAirtime
New York, NYWLIW Create
WEDW Create
Mar 28. Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
New York, NYWNYE HDTVMar. 28Saturdays 8 pm & Wednesdays 3 pm
New York, NYWNET Thirteen HDTVMar 28.Saturdays 6:30 am
New York, NYCPTV SpiritMar 27. Fridays 9:30 am
Los Angeles, CAKCETLinkMar. 27Mondays 6 pm & 10 pm
Fridays 6 pm
Los Angeles, CAKLCS HDTVMar. 26Thursdays 8 pm
Sundays 3 pm
Los Angeles, CAKLCS Create
KVCR Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 5 pm
Philadelphia, PAWPPT PBS39 ExtraMar. 29Sundays 8 am
Philadelphia, PAWLVT CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Dallas, TXKERA CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
San Francisco, CAKRCB HDTVApr. 2Thursdays 7 pm
San Francisco, CAKRCB CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 5 pm
Washington DC
Salisbury, MD
MPT HDTVApr. 1Wednesdays 4 am
Boston, MANHPTV Explore Apr. 11Saturdays 11 am
Boston, MANHPTV Create
WGBX Create
GBH Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Atlanta, GAGPB CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Phoenix, AZKAET AZ PBSMar. 29Sundays 3 pm
Seattle, WAKCTS CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 5 pm
Detroit, MIWTVS CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Minneapolis, MNLakeland Plus Create
Pioneer Create
Mar 28. Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Miami, FLWPBT CreateMar 28. Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Denver, COColorado PBSMar. 29Sundays 2 pm & 3 pm
Denver, COKRMZ CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Orlando, FLWEFS HDTVApr. 9Thursdays 8 pm
Orlando, FLWUCF Create Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Cleveland, OHWVIZ CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Sacramento, CAKVIE2Mar. 28Saturdays 2 pm
Wednesdays 8 pm
Charlotte, SCPBSCLT CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Portland, OR
Eugene, OR
OPB HDTVApr. 18Saturdays 6 pm
St. Louis, MNKETC HDTVApr. 9Thursdays 1:30 pm
St. Louis, MNKETC CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Pittsburgh, PAWQEDDT2Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
IndianapolisWTIU Create
WIPBDT
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Nashville, TNWCTE CreateMar. 8Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
San Diego, CAKPBS CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 5 pm
Salt Lake City, UTKUED CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
San Antonio, TXKLRN CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Kansas City, MOKCPTDT2Apr. 20Mondays 12 pm & 6 pm
Kansas City, MOKCPT CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Hartford, CTCPTV Create
WEDY Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Hartford, CTCPTV SpiritMar. 27Fridays 9:30 am
Columbus, OHWOSU ClassicApr. 10Fridays 8 am & 1 pm
Saturdays 1 pm
Columbus, OHWOUB Ohio ChannelMar. 29Sundays 6 pm
Milwaukee, WIMPTV CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
West Palm, FLWXEL HDTVApr. 11Saturdays 3 pm
Cincinnati, OHCET CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Las Vegas, NVKLVX CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Austin, TXKLRU CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Austin, TX KLRU QMar. 27Fridays 11 am
Jacksonville, FLWJCT CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Norfolk, VAWHRO CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Oklahoma City, OKOETA CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Birmingham, AL
Huntsville-Decatur, AL
Mobile-Pensacola, AL
Montgomery, AL
APT CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays at 7 pm
Grand Rapids, MIWGVK LifeApr. 9Thursdays 8 am & 2 pm
Albuquerque, NMKENW HDTVApr. 3Fridays 9 am
Mondays 3 pm
Albuquerque, NMKENW Children's/EncoreApr. 9Thursdays 9 pm
Albuquerque, NMKNMD Create
KRMU Create/World
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Harrisburg-Lancaster, PAWITF HDTVApr. 3Fridays 2 pm
New Orleans, LAWLAE HDTVApr. 1Wednesdays 2 pm
New Orleans, LAWLAE PBS EncoreApr. 1Wednesdays 6 pm
New Orleans, LAWYES CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Buffalo, NYWNED thinkbright CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Richmond-Petersburg, VAWCVE CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Fresno-Visalia, CAKVPT CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 5 pm
Providence, RIWEDN CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Tulsa, OKOETA CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Albany-Schenectady, NYWMHT CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Wilkes Barre, PAWVIA CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Knoxville, TNWETP Create
WKOP Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Little Rock, ARAETN Create/Kids
AETN-2
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Green Bay-Appleton WIWPNE CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Spokane, WAKWSU HDTVMar. 26Thursdays 1 pm
Spokane, WAKCDT Learns/Create
KSPS Create
KUID Learns/Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 5 pm
Omaha, NE
Lincoln-Hastings, NE
NET CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Wichita, KSKPTS Create
KDCK Create
KOOD Create
KSWK Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Springfield, MOKOZK CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Rochester, NYWXXI HDTVApr. 4Saturdays 1 pm
Rochester, NYWXXI CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Flint-Saginaw, MIWCMU CreateApr. 4Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Flint-Saginaw, MIMichigan TV's Create
Q-TV Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Portland, MEMaine PBSApr. 19Sundays 8 am
Portland, MEMaine PBSMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Toledo, OHWGTE CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Madison, WIWHA CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Paducah-Cape Girardeau, KYWSIU CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Colorado Springs, COKTSC Create/WorldMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Baton Rouge, LA
Shreveport, LA
Lafayette, LA
LPB3Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Syracuse, NYWCNY CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Syracuse, NYWCNY-2Mar. 31Tuesdays 6 am, 2 pm & 10 pm
Champaign, ILWEIU HDTVMar. 29Sundays 9 pm
Mondays 11 pm
Champaign, ILWSEC CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Chattanooga, TNWTCI CreateMar. 29Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Jackson, MSWMPN CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Burlington, VTVTPBS CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Burlington, VTNHPTV Explore Apr. 11Saturdays 11 am
Burlington, VTNHPTV Create
WVER Create
WVTA Create
WVTB Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Boise, IDKAID Learns/CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Reno, NVKNPB CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 5 pm
Evansville, INWNIN CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Johnstown-Altoona, PAWPSU CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Tallahassee, FLWFSU CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Ft. Wayne, INWFWA 39 CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Springfield-Holyoke, MAWGBY CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Lansing, MIWKAR CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Sioux Falls, SDKUSD Create
KCSD Create
KESD Create
KTSD Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Yakima, WAKTNW HDTVMar. 30Mondays 9 pm
Yakima, WAKTNW Vme/Create
KYVE Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 5 pm
Traverse City, MIWCMV CreateApr. 4Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Corpus Christi, TXKEDT CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
La Crosse-Eau Claire, WIWHLA Create
WHWC Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Chico-Redding, CAKIXE CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 5 pm
Wausau-Rhinelander, WIWHRM Create
WLEF Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Medford, ORSOPTV CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 5 pm
Columbia, MOKMOS CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Duluth-Superior, WIWDSE CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Lubbock, TXKTTZ CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Minot-Bismarck, NDKQSD CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Panama City, FLWFSG CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Rochester, MNKSMQ CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Anchorage, AKAlaska PBSMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 4pm, 11 pm
Erie, PAWQLN CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Joplin-Pittsburg, MOKOZJ CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Biloxi-Gulfport, MSWMAH CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Gainesville, FLWUFT CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Wheeling, WVWOUB UnlimitedApr. 10Fridays 8 am & 1 pm
Saturdays 1 pm
Terre Haute, INWUSI CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Binghamton, NYWSKG DT3/CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Idaho Falls, IDKISU Learns/CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Missoula, MTKUFM CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Billings, MTKBGS CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Rapid City, SDKBHE CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Rapid City, SDKPSD Create
KZSD Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Quincy-Hannibal, ILWMEC Create
WQEC Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Harrisonburg, VAWVPT Create
WVPY Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Jackson, TNWLJT CreateMar. 29Sundays 7 pm
Bowling Green, KYWKYU CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Elmira, NYWSKA CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Watertown, NYWNPI Create
WPBS Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Butte-Bozeman, MTKUSM CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Grand Junction, COKRMJ Create/WorldMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Lima, OHWBGU CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 pm
Meridian, MSWMAW CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 7 pm
Twin Falls, IDKIPT Learns/CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Great Falls, MTKUGF CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Cheyenne, WYNET Create
KWYP Encore & Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Casper-Riverton, WYKCWC Create
KPTW World/Create
Mar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Fairbanks, AKKUAC HDTVMar. 29Sundays 6 pm
Fairbanks, AKKUAC CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 4 pm
Helena, MTKUHM CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 6 pm
Alpena, MIWCML CreateMar. 28Saturdays & Sundays 8 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.

As seen on:

Contact Us

We Would Love to Hear from You, Reach out Below:

General inquiries: hello@confuciuswasafoodie.com Press inquiries: pr@loftysky.com


Social Media:

Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Back to Top