Senior Master Chef Chu lives in a large house in Taipei with his three unmarried daughters, Jia-Jen, a chemistry teacher converted to Christianity, Jia-Chien, an airline executive, and Jia-Ning, a student who also works in a fast food restaurant. Life in the house revolves around the ritual of an elaborate dinner each Sunday, and the love lives of all the family members. Written by
The Ingredients of Life
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The opening sequence - in which a Sunday lunch is lovingly prepared - took over a week to film. See more
As Chu is downing shots at the last Sunday dinner, he spills some on the collar of his jacket. When he stands up to makes his announcement, the stain is gone. See more
I don't understand any of them, and I don't want to know. Let them grow up and leave. It's like cooking. Your appetite's gone when the dish is done.
That's not the worst thing. At least people like your cooking.
Honestly, Id' have to give that up if it hadn't been for you lately. My sense of taste is getting worse and worse. My food is only as good as the expression on your face.
Don't be silly. You rely on your feelings when you cook, not your taste buds. Like that Western deaf composer, ...
References My Neighbor Totoro
Vocals by Elizabeth Cheng and Chen-Chia Cheng
Lyrics by Ta-Yo Lo
Music by Ta-Yo Lo
Arrangment by Chi-Yuan Chen
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