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Food stories of Chinese and South Africans told in TV documentary

ADVERTORIAL: RELISH, a 10-episode TV documentary featuring food stories of Chinese and South Africans will be broadcast this August to help audiences understand their culinary exchanges and beyond.

10 Aug 2017


Produced by China Plus, the English Brand of China Radio International (CRI), RELISH profiles five South Africans living or travelling in China and five Chinese residents in South Africa.

One of the main characters of the series is Zola Nene, a well-known chef on a TV show and a gourmet writer in South Africa, who is ready to compare Chinese dumplings and those made by Zulus. Another is Emma Chen, a Chinese woman who brought famous Beijing roast duck to Johannesburg and made the same delicacy appeal to South African customers.

First episode on air on Monday 21st August 2017 at 10h00 and then repeat at 21h00 CAT on CNBC Africa, that can be viewed in South Africa and most other African countries.

A two-minute version of the 10 episodes will be made available on the “China Plus News” accounts on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and YOUTUBE at the same time.

The Rainbow nation of South Africa is gaining popularity year by year in China, with more and more Chinese tourists, students and businesses seeing it as their destination for travel, studies and investments. The same is true for China in the eyes of South Africans. There is a widespread thirst among Chinese and South Africans for knowledge about each other. To start up, they can get to know each other through all-too-important food.

RELISH focuses on the exchange of culinary delights, but viewers can also have a feel of the fusion between the two cultures as reflected in people's life, education, tourism resources, business opportunities, etc.



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