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Refugee Chef

23:00 Min
The Hmong are a stateless people who have lived in Vietnam, Laos, and China, but still have no country to call their own. Yia Vang is a Hmong refugee chef who believes that food embodies their cultural DNA, so he cooks to tell their story from his new home in Minneapolis, USA.
Refugee Chef

Refugee Chef - S1E2: Hmong And Here

03 Mar 2018 08:30pm
The Hmong are a stateless people who have lived in Vietnam, Laos, and China, but still have no country to call their own. Yia Vang is a Hmong refugee chef who believes that food embodies their cultural DNA, so he cooks to tell their story from his new home in Minneapolis, USA.

Refugee Chef

About the show:

Over the past few years, the issue of refugees has become highly politicised. Refugees are seen either as victims or aggressors to be kept out. Yet there are groups of refugees who have trumped the odds. In this series, we feature an earlier wave of refugees who haven’t just survived, but are thriving today and giving back to their communities. Our culinary heroes originated from every part of Asia and fanned out across the globe in search of new lives. Today, they are using food in powerful ways and reshaping the way people see Asia. Behind each dish is a story of survival - stories of refugees who seek freedom from societies in conflict, of people who struggle to build new lives with treasured family recipes, and cities that have been enriched by their presence. This series proves that food can truly break down walls, and help us find the commonality across different people.

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