SHOTLIST -

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San Francisco - September 12, 2013

1. acrobat performs on Autumn Moon Festival stage

2. chinese drumming

3. banging cymbals close

4. Autumn Moon Festival lantern

5. chinese calligraphy

6. SOUNDBITE (English): State Senator Leland Yee, (D) San Francisco (transcript below)

7. toothpick mooncake sample

8. woman samples mooncake

9. saleswoman shows customer mooncakes

10. sorting through packaged mooncakes

11. busy chinese bakery

12. variety of mooncakes behind glass display

13. melon paste mooncake close

14. long row of mooncakes

15. green tea and red bean mooncakes

16. zoom into egg yolk inside mooncake

17. SOUNDBITE (English): State Senator Leland Yee, (D) San Francisco (transcript below)

18. baker puts yolks in dough

19. baker kneads dough

20. baker's face close

21. GoPro shot using air gun to mold mooncakes

22. puts mooncakes in oven.

23. GoPro shot of putting mooncakes in oven

24. finished mooncakes put in rack

25. SOUNDBITE (English): Henry Chen, Owner - Dragon City Bakery (transcript below)

26. cutting into black sesame mooncake

27. SOUNDBITE (English): Sharon Alston, Trying First Mooncake (transcript below)

AP CLIENTS - HANDOUT HAAGEN DAZS

28. Haagen Dazs mooncake still handout

AP CLIENTS - HANDOUT GODIVA

29. Godiva mooncake still handout

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San Francisco - September 12, 2013

30. rolling dough balls for mooncakes

31. rolling balls close

32. mooncakes on baking tray

33. girl eats mooncake sample

(VOICEOVER)

IT'S HARVEST TIME IN SAN FRANCISCO'S CHINATOWN.

(quick Chinese drum nat sequence)

SOUNDBITE: State Sen. Leland Yee, (D) San Francisco

"This is time to celebrate and enjoy the fruit of your labor."

AND TIME TO ENJOY MOONCAKES.

IN A TRADITION GOING BACK CENTURIES...DURING THE AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL...PEOPLE OF CHINESE DECENT WORLDWIDE EXCHANGE ROUND, GOLDEN BROWN PASTRIES STAMPED WITH INTRICATE PATTERNS AND PACKED WITH SEED OR FRUIT PASTE AND, IF YOU'RE LUCKY, AN EGG YOLK.

SOUNDBITE: State Sen. Leland Yee, (D) San Francisco

"The more yolk, the more they like you. The more they respect you and they wish you even more fortune."

HENRY CHEN HAS BEEN MAKING MOONCAKES FOR THIRTY YEARS.

(nats)

IT'S HIS BAKERIES' BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR...CHURNING OUT THOUSANDS OF MOONCAKES SHIPPED ALL OVER AMERICA.

(mooncakes into oven nats)

SOUNDBITE: Henry Chen, Dragon City Bakery

"When it comes out of the oven, the mooncake's dough tastes crispy, the paste is soft, the yolk is like powder."

SOUNDBITE: Sharon Alston, trying first mooncake

"It's good. I like it. It's not overly sweet. It doesn't taste like it's filled with sugar. It actually has a lot of richness and depth to it."

(still handout pics of Haagen Dazs & Godiva mooncakes)

THE WESTERN WORLD HAS CAUGHT ON TO MOONCAKE MADNESS...WITH COMPANIES LIKE HAAGEN DAZS AND GODIVA NOW OFFERING THEIR OWN TAKE ON THE TRADITIONAL TREAT.

BUT MOONCAKES SHOULD PROBABLY BE A ONCE-A-YEAR DELICACY...WITH EACH ONE USUALLY PACKING up to A THOUSAND CALORIES.

HAVEN DALEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, SAN FRANCISCO.

 

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