Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Travel & Adventure

PanAsia: Journeys in Asian Cuisine

Host Sian Richards takes viewers on an unforgettable journey across Asia, discovering the histories, cultures and exotic cuisines of China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Released in association with CCI, Releasing, Inc. Programs available on 26 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Click for more

India: Agra - The City of Everlasting Love

India: Agra - The City of Everlasting Love

Agra was the capital of the Mughal Empire for more than two centuries; it is home to India's greatest architectural treasure, the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World; it embodies the mood and spirit of India and it is the ultimate symbol of undying love. Host Sian Richards' guide, Vivek, explains how Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his wife in the mid 17th century; then his son imprisoned him for life in the Agra fort, built by the 16th-century Emperor Akbar across the river. There the former leader's only comfort for 16 years was to view the monument from his prison cell. Chef Ajay prepares the evening's Mughal cuisine, Safe Murg (chicken in a nutty creamy sauce). We learn that Agra boasts the most intricate marble inlay work and largest carpet production in India; so Sian visits Mr. Krishna Gupta to see how they uniquely carve their stone; then she meets with Mr. Ashwini and tries her hand at weaving the famous hand-woven wool carpets, which is one of the country's most important industries. 07/09DE JSCA 30 min.
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