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Food for Body and Spirit

(29 min., 1984, VC 714)

Chinese Food


"Investigates the impact of religious influences on Chinese cuisine. Takes the viewer into a Taoist temple kitchen and an herbal medicine restaurant. A visit to a monastery illustrates the role of Buddhism in the development of China’s extensive and elaborate vegetarian cuisine."

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Food for Body and Spirit:

"The Tao of cooking and eating the Way to health and well-being! This film investigates the impact of religious influences on Chinese culture and cuisine. This is the second film in the classic four-part series, 'A Taste of China,' which remains perhaps the best introduction for Westerners to traditional Chinese culture."

"At a sacred Taoist retreat, high on Blue City Mountain in Sichuan Province, a priestess marinates pickling vegetables and demonstrates how the contrasting forces of yin and yang are balanced and harmonized in food and cooking."

"Following a look behind the scenes of one of China's oldest and best-known herb shops, the film visits an unusual herbal medicine restaurant where the maitre d' 'prescribes' meals according to the ailments of each diner."

"Visits to two monasteries illustrate the role of Buddhism in the development of China's extensive and elaborate vegetarian cuisine. At the first, monks demonstrate the making of tofu in the time-honored way. The second monastery, Ling Ying in the city of Hangzhou, is famous both for its enormous golden Buddha and its enormously popular restaurant. Here water chestnuts are cut to resemble cooked shrimp and a fanciful vegetarian 'fish' takes shape in the hands of a talented chef."


"The series ... is not, strictly speaking, about food, although food plays a great part in it. Rather, it is about the influences of geography and food supplies on China's culture and development. But that is not to say that Chinese-food enthusiasts will not find food to start the taste buds quivering. A Taste of China is scrumptious viewing for food fanciers and China watchers alike." The Christian Science Monitor

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  • National Educational Film Festival Gold Apple Award
  • CINE Golden Eagle Award
  • Booklist Annual Award of Merit
  • Margaret Mead Film Festival honoree
  • American Anthropological Assn. honoree
  • Asia Foundation honoree
  • PBS National Broadcasts
  • Selected for screening at more than 15 film festivals worldwide


Produced by Sue Yung Li
Directed by Michael Lerner

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