Eileen and Newman Yip invite Sean Connolly to spend a sumptuous weekend with their family while they celebrate Ching Ming - an annual Chinese gathering when families pay respect to their late ancestors.
The 5th of April 2009 is Ching Ming, the time of year when Chinese families gather at the cemetery to pay respect to their ancestors. Sean meets the Yip family who, after visiting the cemetery every year, gather at Eileen & Newman Yip’s home for a traditional Chinese feast. The family moved to Australia 6 generations ago. Newman Yip’s father opened a vegetable store in Sydney in 1920 and Newman now runs the same store at the iconic Flemington Markets. His wife Eileen’s father helped establish the lychee industry in Australia, so they both have a strong connection to food and their family’s past.
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