American Public Television (APT) and Toronto-based production studio Lofty Sky Entertainment are partnering for the American broadcast release of the one-hour documentary series, Confucius Was a Foodie.
Confucius Was a Foodie season one will begin airing on public television stations across the United States beginning January 2019. It features Chef Christine Cushing, who has long been intrigued by how a cuisine becomes a culture’s biggest ambassador. Cushing is transported from country to country and how sharing food breaks down cultural barriers.
“Travelling the world and becoming a student again has been the greatest adventure of my life,” Cushing said. “I had no idea that Confucius would lead me to sweating it out making noodles in the jungles of Taiwan, dining at Michelin-starred restaurants or learning about Chinese medicine from a Greek doctor in Athens. I can’t wait to see where he will take me next."
“We’re thrilled Confucius Was a Foodie has found a home on PBS stations,” said Jason Loftus, CEO and executive producer of Lofty Sky Entertainment. “Public media is the perfect fit for this series and the extended 55-minute episodes are how we’ve always envisioned the show. We believe PBS viewers in the US and Canada are going to love it.”
All three seasons of the food/travel documentary series featuring celebrity chef Christine Cushing are already broadcast internationally in over 100 countries by Nat Geo People and various other international broadcasters in Asia, South East Asia and Europe.