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Soul of a Banquet

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Watch Friday, May 15, 2015 at 9pm on WORLD.

Director Wayne Wang takes us into the world of Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in San Francisco and went on to change the course of cuisine in America. Soul of a Banquet is equal parts a delectable showcase of gastronomy and a touching portrait of Chiang’s journey from a childhood in Beijing before the Cultural Revolution to accidental restaurateur on the west coast of the United States. The film features interviews with Alice WatersRuth Reichl, and Cecilia Chiang herself.

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