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
When Madame Liang arrives by cab at her house together with her daughter and her grandchild, it is heavily raining, however, right in front of the taxi the road is wet, but there are no rain drops visible, in particular not in the puddle right in font of the cab. See more
Life should not be like cooking: you need to wait until all ingredients are prepared.
Referenced in The Real Thing
ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING
Text: Francis of Assisi, ca. 1225; trans. by William H. Draper, 1925, adapt. 1987
Music: 'Geistliche Kirchengesane', 1623; harmonised by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performed by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
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