Chinese Noodle Making: Backwards and Forwards

1989, 4 min, color, sound

In this playful cooking video, Chinese chef David Yang demonstrates the ancient art of noodle making. Beginning at the end of the story, Blumberg first presents the process of noodle making backwards — a cleaver jumps into the chef's hand; strands of noodles swing wildly in the air. When the noodles finally revert back to a ball of dough, Blumberg switches gears to show the process in forward motion, ending as he began — with the finished noodles. As the credits roll, artist Paul Wong's family eats the final product.

Chef: David Yang. Executive Producer: Karen Knights. Co-Producer: Paul Wong. Post Production Engineer: Scott Doniger.