Following their sweet romance in Ancient Sword, Zheng Shuang and Ma Tianyu meets once more for upcoming series Beauty Private Kitchens (more literally A Beauty’s Secret Dishes). Also produced by H&R Century, this drama dates to the Song dynasty and follows
Chinese Martha Stewart’s Song Yudie’s trials and tribulations while attempting to find true love while pursuing her love of cooking. Like any drama nowadays, the drama synopsis provides hints at birth secrets and schemes involving the ruling family (so period costume designers can have their fun).
This is turning into something like a Song dynasty version of Korean drama Jewel in the Palace… except the female protagonist ends up finding out she’s a princess… and it seems like her dream is more to start a restaurant… and her third wheel love interest is actually her brother… ewwww…. Despite the commonly used story devices, I find the trailer pretty refreshing and the actors seem to really be bringing it to life. More stills below the cut.