In this final episode Stefan travels to China, to find out how the rapid pace of modernisation is changing the way people eat. He spends a day working at the Kung Fu fast food joint and samples the delights of a Beijing penis restaurant. He also attempts to shake off his Communist party minders to talk to one of Chinas poverty-stricken farmers.
In tonight's episode Stefan finds some of the fattest people on Earth. In Tonga he discovers an alarmingly large percentage of Tongans are obese - literally eating themselves to death. In Fiji, he tries the local narcotic - cava - and slaughters a piglet for lunch.
In this five-part series, food writer Stefan Gates explores some of the most controversial food issues in the world. In tonight's episode, Stefan visits a farm where over 2,000 dogs are raised for their meat. He also picks up a few recipes from 'Dr Dogmeat' and hears allegations that some dogs are tortured to death. But when it comes to the crunch, will he tuck in?
Into the culinary heart of five very different cultures. 'Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you who you are'. After all, food is about much more than just nutrition - it's the social glue that holds us together.' Nothing says more about a culture than its food. Full on Food presenter Stefan Gates goes on a culinary tour of five very different cultures.
Once again we follow Stefan Gates as he explores unusual food stories in some of the world's more dangerous places. It is through food that Gates is able to understand the culture of the locals and the challenges they face. In this series, Gates will eat obscure foods such as rat in India, baby seal in the Arctic and radioactive soup in Chernobyl.
Food writer Stefan Gates explores some of the most controversial food issues and dangerous places in the world. Tonight he is in one of the harshest climates of the planet, 500 miles inside the Arctic Circle, Stefan travels to the town of Igloolik where he discovers people still hunting whale and seal. He goes on a 10-day hunting trip with his Inuit guide Theo, and is forced to put aside any qualms about the hunting of seals and whales. He also discovers that global warming is threatening the Inuit way of life.
Stefan continues his culinary journey around the world with his most dangerous trip yet: smuggling himself into the jungles of eastern Burma, where the Karen people are fighting a vicious guerrilla war with the Burmese army. He goes on patrol with a Karen rebel group deep into the jungle to check on isolated villages that are under constant threat of attack. There he finds villagers whose fields have been mined to stop them harvesting their crops, and whose homes are often looted by the Burmese army. The patrol must survive on a little rice and what they can catch in the jungle, even if that means eating endangered animals.
In tonight's episode Stefan visits a camp for internally displaced people in war-torn Northern Uganda, to find out how people survive on meagre UN food rations. The UN gives them just 60% of their daily needs, so where do they find the rest? With rebels patrolling the nearby countryside, finding food is a matter of life and death.
Stefan Gates travels to Venezuela in the midst of a socialist revolution led by President Hugo Chavez. He arrives the day after President Chavez is re-elected and finds a country split down the middle, locked in a battle between rich and poor. Key to this battle is the president's massive redistribution of land and food to the poor, paid for with oil exports. During the trip, Stefan cooks in the slums' soup kitchens, investigates food shortages in subsidised shops, and meets one of the richest men in the country who has been battling with "land invaders" for five years.
Stefan Gates travels to one of the poorest and most corrupt areas of India, Bihar, where the rural Dalits are locked in a system of poverty and disadvantage. There he engages with one of the lowest sub-sections of the Dalits, the Musahars, or "rat eaters". These desperately poor peasants work the land for landlords, in return for a small portion of rice. To supplement their diet, they catch rats. For eradicating the rodents, the landowners allow them to keep the rats for eating. It's a gruesome perk, but with little other protein available, the rats are a great treat.
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