LIFESTYLE

slice of life

When cultures come together extraordinary things happen, and nowhere is this more true than in South Africa. The result is one of the most wonderfully diverse and imaginative cuisines anywhere on earth.

programme information

Duration

13 x 30'

Production Company

Red Pepper Pictures (Pty) Limited

YOP

2010

Definitions

SD HD

Episode Information

When cultures come together extraordinary things happen, and nowhere is this more true than in South Africa. The result is one of the most wonderfully diverse and imaginative cuisines anywhere on earth. Slice Of Life explores this microcosm of world cooking, with each episode exploring a different theme, such as Iberian, Chinese and roots-inspired recipes, alongside the landscape, people and history that created them.

Episode Titles

Bunny Chow – can you taste and transform apartheid? Evolutionary Eating – were the first cooks ever in Johannesburg? Comfort Cuisine Jo’burg Style – what does Nelson Mandela eat when he’s miserable?
Hope on a plate – a long walk to feed them Lust for lunch – does sexy taste like cows head gravy, Russian stripper soup or magical meringues? Self Loathing; why do we think polenta is posh but we have so little respect for our own marvellous maize dishes?
Restricted eating – from heroic hunger strikes to mad muscle men Birth – what do Jo’burg''s storks have for supper? Chinatown – why does Jo’burg have two?
Gender - is meat just for men? Fusion Food – what happened when the chicken crossed the road? And was it a Portuguese or a Mozambican chicken that crossed? Power on a plate - feeding to succeed Jo’burg style
Excess: is too much of a good thing wonderful?

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