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Chef David Rocco an aspiring durian lover

Canadian chef David Rocco in the Singapore episode of David Rocco's Dolce Southeast Asia.
Canadian chef David Rocco in the Singapore episode of David Rocco's Dolce Southeast Asia.PHOTO: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

After stopping in Singapore for his series David Rocco's Dolce Southeast Asia - which airs at 10pm on Mondays on National Geographic (Singtel TV Channel 201 and StarHub TV Channel 411) - the Canadian celebrity chef chats with The Straits Times about the island's food culture, recreating chilli crab and his dogged attempts to learn to like durian.

The Toronto-based chef, cookbook author and host of the Italian food series David Rocco's Dolce Vita (2010 to present) stopped in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore to film a South-east Asian version of his show, and met hawkers, artists and activists in each country to find out what makes it tick.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2020, with the headline 'Chef David Rocco an aspiring durian lover'. Print Edition | Subscribe