I have got hooked on Flavours of Xinjiang - a UK programme for the Chinese community, made in Chinese with subtitles which I can only describe as bleak. The programme itself is about traditional and modern Chinese lifestyles in that area, and, as most of the people in the programmes I have watched are Muslim, the food is not what you would expect. The one problem I find is that there are no recipes in the cookery bits of the programme - probably because, as they point out, most families have their own traditional methods of making the dishes. Most of the food is easy to come by, except maybe for yak meat. It was also quite a surprise to learn that the region is renown for growing lavender and oil seed rape. Another surprise was an advert on there for another programme which shows all the different varieties of tofu.