Explore the fusion of culinary delights and cultures in Relish
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:07
Five South Africans and five Chinese tell their food stories in the documentary series
Relish, a 10-episode TV documentary telling Chinese and South African food
stories, will be broadcast this August to help viewers understand the culinary
exchanges between their countries.
Produced by China Plus, the English brand of China Radio International,
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 TV chef and
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 delicacy appeal to South African
The documentary will be aired at 21h15 from 18 to 27 August 2017 (with a rerun the
next morning at 11h30) on CNBC Africa, which 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 in popularity every year in China, with
more and more Chinese tourists, students and businesses seeing it as a destination
for travel, studies and investment. The same is true for China in the eyes of South
Africans. There is a widespread thirst among Chinese and South Africans to learn
about each other. As a start, they can get to know each other through the all-too-
important topic of food.
Relish focuses on the exchange of culinary delights, but viewers also get a
sense of the fusion between the two cultures as reflected in people's lives, education,
tourism resources, business opportunities and so forth.