The cast of Cupid’s Kitchen (previously entitled Cooking Tasting Loving) 舌尖上的心跳 have gathered together to begin “cooking up a feast” with the boot ceremony held today. The culinary world is no stranger to scandals and drama so it’s really just a matter of time for another drama production to be based off of it.
Cupid’s Kitchen is the perfect opportunity to allow audiences a behind the scenes look behind the kitchen door -and hopefully no screaming chefs a la Hell’s Kitchen too! But yeah, everyone loves a cooking show don’t they.
Based on a novel by Jiao Tang Dong Gua 焦糖冬瓜, Cupid’s Kitchen is about a master chef mentoring a newbie cook to help prepare for a culinary competition. Ethan Ruan who you might remember from last year’s Legend of Fuyao opposite actress Yang Mi, has been tapped to play the chef, and Lareina Song his younger apprentice. To add a little spice to the recipe, actor Liu Dongqin plays a young man that Lareina Song has a crush on. Pardon the pun, does anyone else smell a love triangle simmering?
When I first read that Ethan Ruan was in the drama, I couldn’t help think about his spoiled and very temperamental Cun Xi in Fated to Love You! In the novel, the male lead is a blind chef with heightened senses and if the script calls for the cliched temperamental attitude, Ethan’s definitely the man for the job! *lol* Kidding aside, looking forward to see how this drama pans out. Also in the cast are Wang Ruizi, Xu Jiawen, Wang Zhuocheng and Liu Anqi.
Read the novel before, it's called heartbeat at the tip of the tongue I think. It's really good! Never expected a drama adaptation tho! Can't wait for it!
I am looking at Cupid’s Kitchen in January 2022. I noticed that Song Zu Er looked young, and this article dated May 2019, explains why. She is a pretty and cute young lady, but she looks young for the role of Lin Kesong, aged 25, She was 21, at the time of filming. Ethan Ruan was 37 at the time of filming. The age gap is awkward on screen.