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Sep 8, 2006 06:16 PM

new foodie show coming to PBS

I saw this on Louise Chu's blog:

She worked on No Reservations last season.

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  1. I can't wait for Ruth Reichl's show, Diary of a Foodie. She is really just consistantly terrific.

    PBS scores again. Too bad Food Network doesn't go for quality anymore.

    1. No s..t. I look forward to watching!

      1. Wow- I wish we could see this up in Canada. Sigh- pls. let me know what it's like....

        1. I didn't find another thread on this show, Diary of a Foodie, but I caught it last night on our PBS station in Boston and it's great. Last night's episode was about china/chinese food/chinese cooking, and spanned the topic from the best duck in Beijing to home-style meals in the countryside to Ruth Reichl's overview of common chinese ingredients for the pantry. It's quite smart and beautifully shot, as you might imagine a Gourmet-produced show would be. I enjoyed the pace, the different topics presented, and especially the sensitive approach to translating and interpretation for westerners -- it was intimate and real but I didn't feel like I was eavesdropping on a conversation or being treated to an Epcot/Disney view of China.

          Anyone else seen it? Thoughts?

          1. I saw it and enjoyed it too. It wasn't the same old, same old about China. I thought it was a little bit rushed because of the short 30 minute slot but gave a lovely feel of what food means to the average rural family. Watching them wrap zhong zi made my husband sit up and look, he'd never seen them made before and was impressed at the dexterity it took.