The Plate Show Episode 8 - Happy Lunar New Year!



It’s Lunar New Year, and Spoonie and Tongs are making Vietnamese spring rolls for “The Big Taste." Their biggest challenge? Trying to stay up late to celebrate the holiday! Between noisemakers, dance parties, and a little help from the listeners, will they make it to midnight?? Chef guest Calvin Eng joins the fun and talks about his family’s Cantonese traditions and favorite recipes, and kid guest Milo shares his favorite Korean rice cake soup, Tteokguk!

Calvin Eng is the chef & owner of Bonnie’s, a Cantonese-American restaurant in Williamsburg. Brooklyn born and raised in a traditional Chinese family, Eng had the dream & goal of opening a restaurant for the last decade, but only in recent years has he realized how important it is to pursue Cantonese food and dive deeper into the dishes of his heritage. Bonnie’s has received positive reviews from The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Eater and Bon Appetit. Eng is a 2023 StarChefs Rising Star, 2023 James Beard Best Chef: New York State Semifinalist, 2022 James Beard Emerging Chef Finalist, 2022 Food & Wine Best New Chef and 2023 Forbes 30 under 30.

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Title: The Plate Show Episode 8 - Happy Lunar New Year!

Format: Audio

Clean of Graphics: Yes

Type: Full Program

Subject(s): Education

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WNET

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 12/26/2023

Runtime: 00:26:41

Main Asset File Size: 0.43 GB

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Language: English


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