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

Thailand: Chiang Mai - The Rose of the North

Chiang Mai, with crumbling stone walls and a sparkling moat that surround the old city core, is called "the Rose of the North." It is Thailand's second largest city, the capital of the northern region, and a symphony of art, religion and nature. To begin her tour, host Sian Richards pays her respects at one of the most revered places in northern Thailand, the richly carved and gilded temple of the holy relic of the Buddha, one of 1,100 Buddhist shrines (Wats) in the area. She then meets Enya at her restaurant that offers a floral salad, edible, organic, flowers, grown without any pesticides. She meets Tuseni in Baan San, just a short trip outside of downtown, to buy handicrafts, such as Celadon, a form of jade green pottery. Chef Kampong will prepare a northern Thai dish with a rare species of mushroom (puff ball) picked from the forest. Visiting the Sai Nam Phung Orchid Nursery, she learns that Thailand plays host to over a thousand species of orchid. Then she and her guide, Noai, visit the famous Maesa Elephant Camp, a few miles outside of Chiang Mai. Here they are doing everything they can to save the Asian elephant. The Smithsonian Institution has called the camp "the greatest hope of improving the world's elephant stock." 07/09DE JSCA 30 min.





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