The Film Emperor’s Daily Live Cooking Broadcast


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On the Star Network there is a gourmet food broadcast, where all you can see are a pair of hands. However each dish that this broadcast comes out with is earthshakingly delicious. What’s more, the broadcast anchor’s voice is simply perfect!

With the broadcast’s rising popularity, several food programs extended him an olive branch. When the anchor appeared on screen, as they suspected, he is handsome enough to incur the wrath of both men and gods! The fans licked their screens with increasing frenzy, but after licking a while, they discovered…

Fans:…Wait a minute, isn’t this our fatally-ill idol who hasn’t long to live?

Small Gong: Take these damned nutrient solutions and throw them away! And get me that broadcast anchor!

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Our Movie Star's Daily Live Cooking Show
Ying Di Tian Tian Zhi Bo Zuo Fan
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New Melange rated it
July 31, 2020
Status: Completed
It would be great if we could give half ratings. This is a 3.5/5. It's very clear that the author went through a lot of trouble to do their research, because the descriptions of how to cook the food were fairly accurate.

However, that's about where this novel stops. This is essentially a giant cook book, and I found myself skimming over a lot of the methods in later chapters because honestly, I'm not really looking to learn how to stew a rabbit's head. Other than that, not much plot. There's... more>> a few antagonists but they're dealt with in a fairly straightforward manner, no drama at all.

MC and ML are cute, but I don't really know if they cultivated enough feelings to warrant a shotgun wedding. Oh well, to each their own I guess. <<less
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New reikiii rated it
July 21, 2020
Status: Completed
Warning: This book will make you VERY hungry.

The amount of cooking terms and recipes in this novel is outstanding. This novel is like a cookbook with a plot, both engaging and informative. The romance is extremely fluffy and heartwarming, as well as the supportive characters and the MC's talents. I usually do not like interstellar, however, the interstellar elements in this novel really highlighted the cooking elements of the novel. On the other hand, I felt like the MC was too overpowered, and did not face any real complications within... more>> the novel. There was also a lack of focus on the romance, however, that is just up to one's tastes. The translations were very fluid and smooth, the translator is clearly very talented. Another great novel from Chrysanthemum Garden. <<less
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hy-d-ra rated it
October 15, 2019
Thanks for the effort, author. But your cooking is watery.

I think I'll never touch anything cooking-related again, since it's a waste of time. Chapter in and chapter out it's all about cooking for 100+ chapters, don't you think it's too much? I do. Maybe ppl who like Chinese cuisine will love this, but at the rubbery taste of chicken wings I retched, since I hate boiled chicken skin. And ppl say they gained weight reading this, give me your sturdy stomachs please.

Dumb contradictions everyone gives a pass:

    • The whole notion of entire cooking to be forgotten. Humanity always tried to preserve and protect the heritage of knowledge. I hardly believe that the knowledge of cooking didn't survive and it bugged me all the time;
    • HOW on earth are they recreating things that have been forgotten? Like give me science please. If you forgot the products and how they look who is responsible for formulating, visual looks etc. And if you have that means humanity hasn't lost anything and it breaks entire logic;
    • The ingredient release. Though it's logical for ppl to not know how to cook (at the beginning), but the long presence of Chef Association and the talks of all those restaurants contradicts the notion of newly released ingredients, which conveniently started to pop-up ceaslessly with MC's arrival. What I'm trying to say is - people are addicted to knowledge and experiments, I don't believe that entire network consists of people who only can consume and by the time MC arrives there would have been people who tried to cook in all ways possible, but happens they don't want to experiment themselves with ingredients that were on the market. This defies human nature. Otherwise entire network is a bunch of ignorant fools and they don't deserve to read about them. Sure thing they should serve as a contrast to MC, but it's just too much. The only "logical" part should be - the food cooked without recipe will taste bad. But what I don't get is why people eat that and it's being sold while it tastes bad? Like where's logic in that?;
    • Convenient bs of interstellar that authors try to pull;
    • Monopolization by Chef Association. Pointless and s*upid, since there's still nutritient sollutions widely used, so it's the biggest market rival and caring about small anchors is just s*upid...
Dumb water:

    • when authors don't know what to write they start to use lots of water. long sentences that describe every action, lots of chat comments that don't change the weather and worked only when there was a real conflict. but in other cases lots of water. and I don't have a disposition on reading something so empty.
Really so-so and tedious. I really wanted promised cuteness and fluff, but was splashed with water instead.
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rinshi rated it
February 3, 2020
Status: c104 part2

First of all, let me say that the translator did an outstanding job. The language flowed smoothly, and they provided a lot of info on the actual food through the notes, which was highly appreciated. If I were to judge the novel solely on the translation quality, I’d give it full marks, but I cannot do that.

Although I like food novels, I felt like it got too excessive here. Don’t get me wrong, the first dozens chapter were a nice and fun read, but it got boring after a while...... more>>

The unceasing food description didn’t really advance the story further at some point. It felt like reading a food blog rather than a romance novel. Plus, it kinda got repetitive... He never faced any kind of challenge regarding his own cooking, which rendered the story bland after 40+ chapters. During his broadcasts he kept making “innovative” dishes which kept getting the highest praises... and that story goes on throughout the entire novel so far.

Moreover, the other elements of the story that are supposed to add to the suspense feel kinda cliché


One of such examples is the following: The villain in this story is a fellow actor who caused his accident that ultimately led to his 5-year coma at the start of the novel. And of course, that villain is s*upid and his plots all fail... All this was resolved in a couple of chapters (although granted, the lead up story has been mentioned in a few sentences throughout the novel)

Another example is the Zerg arc, where an alien insect race starts a war... and of course, our miraculous MC (whose from the technologically less developed ancient Earth times) actually saves the day with his superior knowledge on pesticides... He is able to find the solution to fight against these insects, whereas the scientists of the new world could not. The author explains it by claiming that they have never encountered insects before...

I feel like the author attributed too big of a role to the MC and his food knowledge, and thereby simultaneously makes the rest of the Empire look s*upid. I feel like a few thousand years of future development should have significantly increased all kind of technologies and knowledge, instead of regressing it..


Yet, I still wanted to persevere, just to see how the romance plays out, because I actually like the ML. And I feel like he should have gotten more screen time... but alas, he did not. Nevertheless, I did feel gratified when they finally got together (which was reaaaally late too). MC didn’t take long to figure out his feelings, and kind of nonchalantly accepted it... which is fine, I guess. But I still wanted more internal struggle because his acceptance just seemed too abrupt. <<less
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Ravenexe rated it
September 19, 2019
Status: Completed
This novel is good and simple. Reading this can be torture to a hungry stomach. T_T

If you want a novel that is all about the food, this is what you are looking for.


this novel adheres to the principle that cooked food can solve all the problems in the world, and in this case its universal😆😆😆

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rhianirory rated it
September 17, 2019
Status: c40
this story is pure food porn so be prepared for growling stomachs and a bit of drool as the author describes dish after dish in each chapter. So much good food, though I, being in the savory faction, don't care much for all the sweet added into the food since he is "a true Southerner"

the comments from the viewers are interesting and fun usually. I have a few small issues

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I find his meteoric rise a little fast (his viewership is in the 100, 000s by the third broadcast) and the MC is extremely OP for someone who supposedly decided not to be a cook in his past life, but I can suspend my disbelief since his parents were chefs and he cooked for himself all his life. I find it harder to believe that someone whose body was in a coma for five years and who is as weak and skinny as he's supposed to be would have the physical strength needed for cooking some of those foods since he leaves the hospital so soon after waking and he's waving around that knife and flipping the wok so energetically within a day. Woks are heavy. I'm surprised he could even walk without assistance, though this is the future so *shrug*, I'm trying not to let my own medical training get in the way of enjoying the story.

I do like that he hasn't suddenly become a genius actor just because he gained the body of a film emperor but I stopped at ch40 so it's possible that changes in the future. I decided to wait for the translations instead of plowing ahead because of a few things I didn't really get/ understand that I am hoping will be cleared up in the translation.

entertaining story that will leave you with a growling belly and a hunger for some good Chinese food. <<less
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YoriMei rated it
December 24, 2019
Status: c125
It's a light hearted, fluffy, optimistic novel that is heavily food based. The sort of thing you reach for when bored or want something light to read. While there are loopholes (MC can start cooking straight out of a coma, cooking is basically a lost art, gains followers at the speed of light with very little haters), it doesn't stop the story from being an enjoyable read, but it does overstay it's welcome at the end.

characterizarion wise; MC is pretty down to earth, but quite cheeky and playful. ML is... more>> your typical cool stoic guy, but is quite hilarious once we see more of him. The true stars that made me stick around however, are 100% the netizens and their comments. They're cheeky, funny and all around never fail to lighten up the story.

plot wise though; I must admit I basically skimmed most of the chapters and still got the story. 95% of the novel is just describing MC cook and the other 5% is plot. It's like reading a cookbook with no measurements to the recipes. The MC's too OP, whether it be food or life, he even figures out what can kill the enemy soldiers in a war before everyone else can?? What can't he do?! The ending drags on for quite a bit. There's a pointless tournament arc that has nothing really to do with MC (he's a judge) and then he and ML star on a variety show for no real reason. Overall; it's a good story but be prepared for most chapters to be nothing but the MC talking about how to cook xyz and for those OP skills to grant everything. It's definitely hit or miss because I do like the fact that it focuses on the cooking but those long chapters of nothing but cooking can be grating if you read them all in one go. <<less
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Aria rated it
October 9, 2019
Status: c78
The cooking scenes are good at the beginning, since it's a part of the plot, but later it's just pure word padding (boring and waste of time, I'm not here to read cook-book thx)

The plot is so-so, s*upid enemies with OP ML that fully supports MC.

Overall, it's just average.
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Acidelia rated it
September 21, 2019
Status: Completed
A Chinese food porn story! A bit of drama, a bit of action, a bit of comedy, but a lot of food! Oh and a gradual romance too, one which builds throughout the story. Overall, I would say the story, the characters and the relationships all develop at a natural pace (where besides the futuristic setting, its sorta like slice of life?).
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September 20, 2019
Status: c65
The novel is very good on the onset but it does get boring on the advanced chapters.

Very detailed descriptions of the food the MC makes can really be taxing to reader.

Not enough world building as food details. But it did make me hungry to grab a bowl of white, fluffy, tender rice. Mind you MTL keeps translating tender as rotten sooo. hahaha

... more>>

The author is obviously, painfully Chinese. I really cant get my head around scrambled eggs with chili! Yah... Nope. Bell peppers are more like it. Then we only have steak for western cuisine presented. When's pasta coming around? And I mean the Italian version. And cake Neeeeeds yeast to rise.🤤🤤 No yeast. No yeast 'restored'. No yeast even mentioned in the food prep. yet they already have the rice cooker cake (made popular by the japanese) 😉 the text does describe it as fluffy hence my rant.


Anyhows, albeit all these I did really appreciate the author's perseverance to describe everything in painful detail. everytime.

But overall its a nice pasttime read. Romance is slow btw. haha <<less
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Sugaminny rated it
September 24, 2019
Status: c83
MTLd this story up till chapter 83. If you don't like cooking descriptions this story ain't for you, srsly. I guess about 80% of this story is MC cooking and reactions, and the plot of this novel takes up the rest 20%, so besides the cooking, which sometimes take aaaages and the romance, this story is quite fast-paced.

It's basically a modern day Chinese food blogger (who also knows western food) transmigrating into an ex film emperor in interstellar.

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This film emperor got into an accident 5 years ago and since then has been in a vegetative state. Turns out earth back when our MC transmigrated was basically destroyed and humans had to leave and venture out into space. But since space is already occupied by all kinds of other lifeforms there was a continuous period of wars, and human kind survived on nutrient fluid for a long time. The time when our MC wakes up is just in time when the human empire experiences peace and are trying to reintroduce natural ingredients into the world, since they now have time and as it turns out, only drinking tasteless fluids is detrimental to mental health. But the problem is, while they can genetically regrow those ingredients, they don't know how to handle them, and in general how to cook. When our MC is released from the hospital he realizes that he's got no money and since the only thing he knows is cooking, he starts a live broadcast. And gets famous instantly, because he cooks well (and you can smell and taste food over a live broadcast) and he knows how to handle potatoes and fish, which even a cooking organization and a research institution can't figure out how to prepare and use properly....


And here we get to the problems I have with this story.


As you can already tell the MC got a huuuge golden finger (in this story his knowledge), is sth the author likes apparently. This isn't inherently bad, but the author does barely anything to build up tension, like srsly everything goes perfectly for the MC, nothing goes wrong at all. And no one really confronts him about the source of his knowledge, or just say they don't care, which tbh doesn't make much sense to me. And does anyone srsly believe that even though they can genetically regrow all kinds of ingredients and have entire institutions and cooks as well as researchers testing these out, they can't figure out that you can eat cucumber raw? And no one at all even dislikes any food MC makes, as soon as they taste his food any slight conflict is resolved... I get that he is an amazing chef, esp for those times, but still.. people have preferences... And even if there is a dangerous or possibly dangerous/bad situation for the MC, you don't even get anxious because you just know that nothing will go wrong, because everything in this story goes his way, 100%. The MC to me is barely characterized through his love for cooking and being generally a good human being. Can't say much about the romance since nothing really happened yet (at ~c80), but I hope the author will give our MC at least some reason to get together with ML in this story. But the MC being barely characterized, and there being no real reason for the MC and ML to get together is sth that I found in another story of the author as well, so this might be a problem I have with the author. Although they do it better in this novel.


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amruta rated it
February 29, 2020
Status: Completed
The translator has done a great job. There are photos and recipes links given by the translator. Excellent work.

Unfortunately, the novel is a letdown. The title makes it clear that its a food novel so the expectations were low. However, the author doesn't even try to write a decent story. The world building, the characters, the face-slapping are all cliche. That's fine. But the romance is bland too. All the characters are flat. The novel is inconsistent on many points. The MC is described as emancipated and then next he... more>> is kneading dough for noodles. OK. Whatever. The ending is so rushed. I guess the author ran out of recipes.

A boring story whose saving grace is the translation. <<less
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Addison rated it
December 12, 2019
Status: c1
Like some fellow readers said before this is porn food and the romance is slow. It does have some ilogic quirks (like nobody knows how to cook delicious food) but it's still a good relaxing read worth 5 stars. Doesn't have much drama. The MC mother is irksome and a trouble seeking but they deal with her fast.
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gummybear123 rated it
September 25, 2019
Status: c7
This is basically the Shokugeki no Soma version of BL novels. Seriously, I read a chapter where our MC is cooking and I suddenly get all motivated to cook and eat the food he is making. I think it's really all in the descriptions of the author.

... more>>

The MC describes the food so well as a broadcaster that I am like one of his fans that all are salivating for a bite.



It's still to early for any real interaction with the MC and ML but lust and gluttony are both seven sins so some action I suspect is sure to follow *wink wink*.

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peilican rated it
May 18, 2020
Status: c30

It started off rather interesting, but quickly became rather monotonous. It felt like every chapter was basically the same where the MC cooks and his fans praise/are amazed by him. The feeling was a bit novel at first, seeing this guy who used to be a modern day food vlogger wow these future peoples w/ his "ancient" recipes, but it gets really old, really fast when almost EVERY chapter seems to be in the same format.

There are also a lot of inconsistencies about food that kind of really boggles me.... more>> For example if processing foods isn't a thing, how is there vinegar, soy sauce, or flour? You would think, if that were the case, they'd be selling wheat grains in the store... not flour.

This is all very acceptable, I guess, if I found the characters more interesting or even if the relationship was more interesting, but it's not. The characters are rather one dimensional. And at Chapter 30, the romance is basically non-existent.

I love Chinese food--I'm Chinese--and it's interesting reading about how some of the foods are made, but after so many chapters and so many foods, there's no novelty in it. He doesn't really change it up as much. While he's being praised for being so innovative with foods, there's no actual innovation going on. They're all common, modern recipes.

If he'd done a smidgen of what he claims to be famous for in his previous life, that is a Chinese-Western fusion type thing, I'd buy more into it, but so far it's all very classic Chinese recipes. And as much as I love the foods he talks about making, it can only carry a novel so far. If I were only interested in the food, I'd go read a cookbook. And at least in cookbooks, they'll list all the ingredients and the amounts so I could try it out myself. <<less
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Kei-Em03 rated it
May 17, 2020
Status: Completed
Interesting first half of the story. But gets a bit draggy in the second half.


I love MC's adorable brother. I wish they have more interaction.

I dont like that MC often says he will spend time with him or he will take care of him personally since he is still young, but ended up doing something that takes a long time. (Like the being the judge in the competition. Then spending vacation).

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TheLovelyRose rated it
May 1, 2020
Status: Completed
This is an interesting story. But a whole lot of stuff went down prior to the transmigrating that wasn't explained in details.

... more>>

His plane crashed because an asteroid hit the earth. Climate change and zombies. Then bam he transmigrated into a film emperors body whose been in a coma for five years.


I wish they went more in depth with that before he went to the future. Also, there was a lot of stuff in the story that I feel the author could have elaborated on. They skimmed and fast forward a lot of the action and some of the plot.

Besides that, the story was good and an enjoyable read. But it only gets 4 stars from me. It definitely could have been better. <<less
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March 27, 2020
Status: Completed
One of the best books I have read. Whenever I think of this book my heart clenches in sadness because of how sweet this book was and that the fact that this beautiful journey has ended. ;-;
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Honey B rated it
March 5, 2020
Status: Completed
For those who want to read about food: THIS ONE'S FOR YOU!!!

This cookbook pretending to be a romance story didn't do to well with pretending. I barely got any romance but was flooded with food.

The overall story was slice of life...


Translation was awesome! But this groups seems to excel at awesome so keep up the great work!!!

Basically, I was a bit bored with it, so... NEXT!!
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Myouki rated it
February 27, 2020
Status: Completed

Urgh. I need to get it out of my head.

At first, I'm kinda okay with everything. The MC isekaid and kinda OP, even in the beginning. It's understandable to do something you know when you unfamiliar with the concept or anything about the world. And since in the past MC familiar with culinary world, it's no problem with that OPness in that aspect.

But, let's be real. He can't cooks anything beside Chinese foods. (I'm really don't mean to dragging Chinese cooking or anything, really. It's just... more>> annoying when he hailed as god of cookery and never even mentioning any foods beside Chinese foods. NOT EVEN MENTIONING. Urgh.)

Not to mention, all the humans are Chinese. It just ridiculous. The author can't even bother to mentioning other human race.

The non-Chinese name that mentioned belongs to non-human race. (Btw, I love Gilbert. And the Rutes. They're hilarious.)

At the beginning, the MC has character, after Water Monsters arc, he became cardboard character. No motivation whatsoever. Everything just conveniently fall into his lap.

The ML. I can't even connect to his character. There's nothing interesting. Just cardboard. Handsome, rich, stoic, influential. (Even his family more memorable than him.)

The romance feels rushed. I can't even bother to cheers for them. One seconds there's not even a hint (or just tiny bit nonsense), the next they're couple!

The world just copy-paste from many trope. Without even attempting to building any narration. I'm lucky familiar with many of the trope, so I can managed to imagine a bit of their world. For first time reader without any familiarity in such trope, it can be very confusing.

And the food. Horrible. (At first it's fine, okay. But the same thing just repeated over and over. It became boring.)

I really want to give this 1 star. But the translation just so good. Thank you, translator. <<less
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October 31, 2019
Status: c41
Latest chapters are damn adorable.

I tried to read it from the raws, dear god, the machine translation is utterly unbearable.
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June 20, 2020
Status: Completed
First of all, I don't regret reading this. It took me about 2 days to finish since it was quite long but all in all, it was full of fluffiness and happiness. On the first arc of the book had a good sense of development where the main character becomes popular. In there, it was shown how lovely the recipes were and how he adored his fans. One of the traits I love was he doted on his fans and could not help but spoil them. On that note, I... more>> also love how the start of their love story begins.

The second was the recipes, the recipes were linked down below that I honestly made some for myself, this book honestly could be a cookbook, and because it is set on time where many ingredients were lost, many exotic creatures were hilariously commented on by his 'audience', it was truly adorable.

Third, was his family, of course, there were problems that the MC had to experience but it was very sweet and overpowering so he was kind of a Mary Sue but in a more satisfying way. Get what I mean *sweatdrops* ehehehe, lastly is the ending. I was sad and happy at the same time since the ending was obviously rushed and cut, could have been better if there were extras on how the little brother may have managed how he grew up, little snippets of his life.

In conclusion, this book is a worthy read and would recommend it to those who love fluff and cooking, srsly, mostly for the people who love to cook since there are many great recipes that you could follow, and at the same time within the chapter, as you read are tips and tricks on how to perfect it. <<less
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