Synopsis by Madeline Cavalieri
The Frugal Gourmet, with chef Jeff Smith, is an amazingly thorough video collection with over 80 episodes that include food recipes from around the world. In each episode, Smith demonstrates several simple but important recipes. In this episode, Smith prepares authentic dishes from Peking. Recipes include Peking Duck, Peking Pancakes, Shrimp with Gin, and Drunk Chicken. Smith not only cooks, but also discusses the theological and anthropological histories of the dishes he prepares. He brings humor and wide-ranging knowledge into the kitchen.
chef, China, cooking, gourmet-food, lessons, royalty