The acclaimed KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) documentary series ‘Noodle Road’, presented by celebrity chef Ken Hom, has been awarded the prestigious Peabody Award 2010.
8,000 years of culinary culture through the noodle dish. A new style of documentary that you have never tasted before! Noodle is an essential part of our dining lifestyle. We will reveal the civilization and history behind a single bowl of noodle! To reveal the secrets, the staff traveled 8 different countries including the depths of inner China, Uzbekistan, Butan, Turkey, Italy, and other areas of Asia and Europe. Also with the aid of computer graphics, reenactments of dramatic events from China and Japan will present and entertaining eyeful to the viewers.
Part 1 - The Birth of a Brilliant Creation How did it all begin? We travel the Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia to find the first wheat, the deserts of China to dig up the first noodle, and the first cosmopolitan city of Xian in the search to find the beginning of noodles as an international cuisine.
Part 2 - The Mummy's Supper Every noodle has different tastes according to the soup and the garnish. It is the greatest invention created by humans and culture. How did the noodle become one of the most popular foods all over the world?
Part 3 - The History of the Noodle Culture How was pasta, the western noodle, first started in Italy? Was it really Marco Polo that introduced noodles from China? Who were the first pasta eaters? What were the people eating on the last day of Pompeii? Through a journey that covers over three continents, unfold the hidden stories behind the development of pasta.
Part 4 - Connecting the Kitchens of Asia The ultra-hip noodle culture has reached every nook and cranny of Asia. Each region developed various means of application in creating its own recipes. We visit the countryside of Bhutan, the mountains of Korea, and the rice paddies of southeast Asia to discover the magic behind the spread of noodles in Asia.
Part 5 - Mankind's First Fast Food Simple to cook and easy to eat, noodle was the Big Mac of the ancient days. It was the fuel that enabled busy people to build empires. We track the role noodle played in the urbanization during the Tang and Song dynasties in China, Edo period of Japan, and the modernization era of 20th century Asia.
Part 6 - All the Noodles of the World Noodle Paradise - Cooking Edition