To TV host and celebrity chef David Rocco, durian is death

David Rocco was in Singapore as part of the #OurHawker Culture campaign organised by National Geographic and the Ministry of Communications and Information.
David Rocco was in Singapore as part of the #OurHawker Culture campaign organised by National Geographic and the Ministry of Communications and Information.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

The Canadian TV show host and celebrity chef threw away a box of the fruit because of its smell

You would think that Canadian TV show host and celebrity chef David Rocco has pretty much seen it all. After all, the seasoned globetrotter explores the diverse cultures and cuisine of various destinations, from Italy to India to Ethiopia in his shows.

Yet, he is still prone to the occasional "tourist faux pas".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2019, with the headline 'To David Rocco, durian is death'. Print Edition | Subscribe