In densely populated Chinese cities, modern life contrasts with timeless traditions. A high value is placed on hard work, family ties, ancient philosophies, good luck, and very fresh food.
Chinese market vendors handle food with care. Seafood and chickens are alive. Shoppers seek perfect produce. Freshness is so important that some Chinese housewives shop twice daily for meals that are appreciated not only for fine flavors but also for their health-promoting properties.
Join cookbook author and world traveler, Paulette Mitchell, in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town. See world food markets that hum with activity both day and night. The Chinese come not only to shop but also to socialize and to savor noodles, dumplings, and many local specialties. The aromas and flavors are amazing.
Video includes segments with locals speaking Cantonese and optional English subtitles.
Run time: 24 minutes
Audience: Grade 7 - Adult
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“An educational DVD about food markets and fresh food preparation in China, where freshness is so important that some Chinese housewives shop twice a day to prepare meals that are not only flavorful, but also healthy…enlightening cultural program highly recommended especially for school and public library collections.”
--The Midwest Book Review, October 2010
"A wealth of information is packed into this program spotlighting various food markets in China. With segments from the Temple Street night market, the old-world town of Zhujiajiao, and the metropolis of Shanghai. Intriguing and informative - with printable teaching materials online - this is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
--Video Librarian, March/April 2011