Directed by Wayne Wang
79 min | 2014 | USA | Not Rated
Director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) takes us into the world of Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant in 1961 and went on to change the course of cuisine in America. The film is equal parts delectable showcase of gastronomy and touching portrait of Chiang’s journey from Beijing to the United States. Soul of a Banquet features interviews with Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, and Cecilia Chiang.
CBS Sundany Morning’s recent interview with Cecilia Chiang, subject of Soul of a Banquet.
The mother of Chinese food in America
Mo Rocca meets Cecilia Chiang, the woman who is credited with introducing Americans to authentic Chinese cuisine.