The wonderful Journey
This is a breathtaking documentary series in which Gidi Gov and Israel Aharoni investigate the origin of pasta along the historical Silk Route. Their adventure, punctuated with a lot of humor, takes place throughout almost half of the world (6,000 km!) in an attempt to solve the ancient dispute between the Chinese and the Italians. This seven episode documentary series is a fascinating anthropological and culinary journey.
The episodes are a mix of breathtaking panoramas, unique methods of making pasta, and fascinating encounters with local people. Together the pair becomes acquainted with local cultures, foods, music, and daily routines. The viewer will discover that many locations along the Route of Silk have almost frozen in time, but pasta lives and breathes, and its versatility and ubiquity are unbelievable.