Archive for December, 2010
From left to right: Ian Cheney, director and co-producer Curt Ellis, co-producer Me, co-producer, and translator Taylor Gentry, director of photography We went up to get some panoramic shots for B-roll. This is a film (gasp) shot that Taylor took. It looks like Instagram. But it’s not. No filter to be had to do this. […]
The above image was submitted from a reader, Kenneth Cronk. I did a photo-collage of one of my favorite Chinese Restaurants called Mee Mah. I mentioned this place in a previous email and you said you had never been there. BUT – Isn’t that you I see sitting there? Sitting in front of those two […]
In all its glory, from Peng’s Agora Garden in Taipei. We filmed it very carefully.
Mile End Delicatessen, which is famed for its Montreal-style Jewish food (such as smoked meat), is drawing a ream of publicity for its decision to serve Chinese food on Christmas. (It’s of course had its share of press anyway. People love writing about Jewish food). They originallyÂ announced it on Twitter, “We’re taking reservations for our […]
We found our way to Peng’s Agora Garden in Taipei, owned by C.K. Peng, the chef behind General Tso’s chicken, who is now 93 and comes into the restaurant. As my book notes, Chef Peng is the person who came up with the name of the dish. Here are Ian, Curt and Taylor, setting up […]
Love these fortune cookie fortune scarves on Etsy for $22. They read “Success is a journey, not a destination,” which is actually a fortune I have on a giant roll I got from Wonton Food.
I’m working on a documentary on Chinese food with the Wicked Delicate team â€” Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis â€” which gained fame with King Corn. We got a $40,000 development grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities [pdf]. So we headed to Taiwan for our first international shoot. Taylor Gentry, a great cinematographer, […]