The Foodist Monk: Journey for the Sichuan Peppercorn

Journey for the Sichuan Peppercorn (documentary short) – Keith Chen’s passion for food has led him to travel the world discovering tastes, uncovering culinary trends and people’s connections to local food.  His decades of experience understanding edible trends stems from his knowledge of food’s history in each region he explores. He’s not shy to try anything the locals would in pursuit of discovering their passion for food. Keith explores Toronto, searching for the crucial ingredient that makes Sichuan food like no other Chinese food in Canada or China: the Sichuan peppercorn. Wanting to understand the culture and evolution of this key ingredient takes him to his first stop – Chengdu, Sichuan.

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