David Rocco’s Dolce Africa tells the lesser-known stories of the world’s oldest continent. From ancient tribal villages and rural working farms, to breathtaking natural parks and big bustling cities, David explores the rich and diverse cultures and culinary worlds of Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and South Africa with curiosity, an open heart and an open mind.
In Ethiopia, David visits Addis Ababa to examine the coffee culture and other Italian influences that linger after its seven-year Italian occupation. He travels to the ancient rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, and later sees first-hand how the locals live. In South Africa, he revels in the breathtaking beaches and revitalized culture of Durban, and the gritty, vibrant financial capital of Johannesburg. He meets inspirational artists in the rough streets of Nairobi, Kenya, who are fighting for their rights in a rocky political climate, and takes his family on a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience on the beautiful Maasai Mara. In the coastal town of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, David tries (and fails) to blend in with the locals, and redeems himself by cooking up some amazing seafood. The beautiful shores and remarkable hospitality of the multicultural residents of the island of Zanzibar prove to be one of the true gems of the continent.
By fully immersing himself and the viewer in the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa, David shatters our preconceived notions of a continent that’s struggling to survive, and instead paints a picture of an Africa that is strong, proud and beautiful — the Africa of the future.
Link below to video to David Rocco’s Dolce Africa. Photo of the Rocco family onboard Cloud nine leaving Toronto to Addis Ababa.