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Good and Bad Food (and Drink) Guide 3

"The Adam Emmenecker" by Jerry Huddleston

In the third instalment of this Globe Trekker Special, we travel the world in search of the strange and exotic foods and drinks that distinguish the culinary cultures of the planet.

Join Zay Harding, Zoe D’Amato, Holly Morris, Brianna Barnes, Bobby Chinn and Zoe Palmer as we sample some of the world’s most interesting dishes and bizarre tastes, food customs and traditions.

From meat eating contests in Texas to spicy sausages in India, Cretan shepherds butchering their own meat in Greece and giant fish in the Amazon, this is not a culinary tour for the faint hearted and those with delicate palates. We also take a tour of home brewing techniques around the world; from crude concoctions in Cape Verde and Albania to more industrial scale techniques in China and the Caribbean.

Pastis a Marsaille, 1936 PosterThen into the southern hemisphere Fiji where Kava is grown and consumed across the Pacific Islands but is especially popular in the Fijian Islands, as Zay finds out.

Whereas exotic drinks, like Pastis in France, may be a pick me up in the West, in the East, traditional societies choose something altogether more strange.

Betel Nut, as Zay finds out in Papua New Guinea. Bobby however is less impressed by Betel Nut on the streets of Columbo, Sri Lanka.

Africa is home to some strange foods that many find distasteful, in more ways than one. In Malawi, poverty forces young boys to sell mice to passing motorists.  In Zambia, tribal gatherings celebrate their feasts with big chunks of an endangered species, hippopotamus. Back in Papua New Guinea, Zay gets to feed eels which are bred by local natives.

For our final weird food, we travel to Lima, Peru to taste a Latin American delicacy, Guinea Pig, served in restaurants across the capital and the country. Guinea Pig, or Qui has been eaten in the Andes since Inca times and Bobby Chinn tastes some at a traditional BBQ known as a Panchamanca.

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Credits

GLOBE TREKKER

GOOD FOOD BAD FOOD GUIDE 3

CREDITS

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travellers

ZAY HARDING

ZOE D’AMATO

HOLLY MORRIS

BRIANNA BARNES

BOBBY CHINN

ROSIE LOVELL

JUSTIN SHAPIRO

ZOE PALMER

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titles

BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

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graphics

MARTINA DEO

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facilities

GUILT FREE POST

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dubbing mixer

CHRIS MORRIS

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editor

MICHAEL SUNDERLAND

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title music by

IAN RITCHIE

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music by

MICHAEL CONN

JON WYGENS

COLIN WINSTON FLETCHER

MALCOLM LAW & NAINITA DESAI

PAUL MOUNSEY

MARK TAYLOR & STIG MANLEY

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production accountant

PETYA MARKOVA

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post production co-ordinator

MICHAEL SUNDERLAND

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post production assistant

THOMAS ARNAL

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production manager

MEL MOORE

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edit director

IAN CROSS

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executive producer

IAN CROSS

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Produced by Pilot Film and TV Productions for:

Discovery Asia

Travel Channel International

Voyage

American Public Television

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©Pilot Productions MMXIII

Places Mentioned - Fiji, France, Greece and the Greek Islands, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Peru - Conquistadors, Incas, Inquisition, Sri Lanka, USA, Zambia

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