Posted March, 2020
Food is history on a plate. It tells the stories of who we are, and where we’ve been. Not just personal stories, but stories that define our cultural identity and stories that bind a community. In this episode, André meets storytellers who are preserving and continuing the narrative of humanity through the things we eat. From Japan to Peru to Ghana, our intrepid chef travels to 3 continents to spend time with 3 prolific chefs of vastly different backgrounds and cultures. All of them, however, share a deep passion for their craft. And they are all born less than a year apart. All in the name of finding out how chefs of his generation are sharing stories of their identity, through their menus.
About the show:
Cooking is Andre Chiang's life purpose, but he is hungry for more. He embarks on a culinary exploration, across 4 continents and 8 countries, to seek a deeper meaning of food and unearth the forces that shape how we eat, in this 3-part series.
In his first destination Oymyakon, the coldest inhabited place on Earth, Andre discovers a whole new culinary culture born out of human resilience. Andre meets Michelin starred chef Virgilio Martinez, who is passionate in uncovering Peruvian ingredients across different altitudes. Here, Andre deeply comprehends how a plate of food enshrines a remnant of a country's history and tradition.
Lastly, Andre examines what defines the future of food, he meets up with the mercurial Italian chef - Massimo Bottura who actively seeks to address hunger and food waste in his pursuit. And through French food scientist Prof Herve This, Andre experience how culinary activities are experienced at the scientific level and takes a glimpse at the future of food.