Confucius was a Foodie: Season I will take you on a voyage of discovery with celebrity chef Christine Cushing. Her motivation is fueled by the discovery that she has much in common with 2,500-year-old Chinese philosopher, Confucius. To her surprise, it turns out the ancient Chinese scholar was actually a foodie. From exploring Chinese cuisines in North America to the culinary politics of Taiwan, Chef Christine finds connections to the foodie precepts of the great philosopher. Whether Chef Christine is in San Francisco discovering that fortune cookies are not Chinese, or in the markets of Paris questioning the Chinese roots of crepes the learning curve has never been more fun. Join Christine as she follows the taste of Chinese immigration across North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia, discovering how Chinese cuisines are being preserved, evolving, and impacting cuisines around the globe.