Updated January 5, 2018 – Lost Plate Food Tours has been lucky enough to be featured twice by CNN! First, our China founder Ruixi Hu was featured as a Xian food expert for CNN’s series highlighting the Silk Road. Then, our Xian food tour was featured in their article titled 8 Best Things to do in Xian, including a video of our Xian food tour!
“I was so nervous!” said Ruixi about the morning of the interview. “They asked me to share what I knew about how the Silk Road has influenced the food in Xian, but I didn’t know exactly what to say.”
What Ruixi did say during the 10 minute interview gave an interesting insight to why Xian’s food is so different from the rest of China: “80,000 Muslim people live here right now, and all of their ancestors came here from the silk road.”
She also mentioned that historically, rice was hard to grow in the dry climate of Xian, but wheat brought here from the Silk Road introduced a variety of doughs and noodles to the local people. “All of the noodles in Xian are all handmade,” she said during the interview, “and people are really really serious about their noodle.”
The CNN series on the Silk Road aired throughout June and July 2015, but you can watch the full episodes online using the link above.
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