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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: Kolkata (Calcutta) - The City of Classical Contrasts

India: Kolkata (Calcutta) - The City of Classical Contrasts

Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, in one of India's largest cities, the capital of the state of West Bengal, and the country's cultural capital. It's a city of classical contrasts - the almost mythic Ganges River flows past modern buildings and monuments left over from the reign of Queen Victoria. Chef Pathuri Maach prepares the evening meal, Pathuri Maach, which means "freshwater fish in a banana leaf." Next host Sian Richards meets Dhiman Das, a descendant of the inventor of Rossogolla, a beloved Bengali sweet, who takes her on a tour of his candy factory. Next Tnushree Shankar takes her to one of the most prestigious dance studios in this city to see a Bengali-style Indian dance. Then her guide, Chinmoy, takes her to Bishnupur, a nearby village dedicated to weaving Saree (Sari) fabric. Sarees (Saris) are the most versatile attire for Indian women and date back over 5,000 years. 07/09DE JSCA 30 min.
Also See: Cities and Places; Canton, China and Kolkata (Calcutta), India





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