Paul Bocuse

The Culinary Institute of America salutes the life and legacy of the most important chef in history—Paul Bocuse. We are deeply saddened by his passing, but have been greatly enriched by his friendship and will continue to be inspired by his example. He was the greatest ever. Au revoir M. Paul. Merci Bocuse!

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    Global Cuisines and Cultures Trips of China

    Travel to China and explore one of the most popular cuisines in the world. During this two-week journey, you’ll sample regional dishes, visit growers and producers, and learn from Chinese food and wine experts. Along the way, you’ll also visit historic landmarks and broaden your understanding of Chinese culture, which spans more than 5,000 years.

    Begin your journey in Sichuan, the largest agricultural province in the heart of China. Handpick, toast, and package your own tea leaves, and visit restaurants resembling farmhouse kitchens. In Shanxi Province, you’ll explore Xian, one of the world’s ancient capitals, and the Shanxi Museum, which boasts an exquisite collection of ancient culinary and artisan utensils. In the capital city of Beijing, you’ll taste northern Chinese cuisine and try delicacies such as Beijing duck, dumplings, mutton hot pot, and more.

    Other highlights:

    • Explore the multifaceted nature of China’s geography, culture, and cuisine.
    • Visit the Bamboo Mountain in Sichuan, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, and the Great Wall in Beijing.
    • Tour the Sichuan Culinary Museum and taste traditional Sichuan food (then learn how to prepare it yourself).
    • Sample everything from local street food to fine restaurant dining.
    • Immerse yourself in the cultural traditions that have defined China for millennia.
    “Having the opportunity to go to a country like China was humbling. Being able to venture and explore cities on my own really opened my eyes. Everywhere we went, we tried foods that were delicious and got to see how local chefs utilized all of their resources.”

    — Camile Unruh, CIA Student
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