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Siba sets the table for international success

Award-winning celebrity chef Sibahle “Siba” Mtongana found her love for food in her mother’s kitchen. As a wife, mother of four, businesswoman, author and...

From waiter to celebrity chef

Pete Goffe-Wood, widely known as Mzansi’s Kitchen Cowboy, started his brilliantly crafted career as a waiter 33 years ago and never looked back. Today the...

Methoa Zitha wears his love for food on his sleeve

He is not a qualified chef, but Methoa Zitha wears his love for food on his sleeve. Zitha’s willpower to move past the circumstances...

Sebastian Newman always knew his future would be filled with food

A sweet Sunday obsession in the kitchen turned out to be the stepping stone for Sebastian Newman’s skyrocketing culinary career. The 23-year-old chef, food...

LesDaChef: Big man in the kitchen

Lesego Semenya (37) can easily be mistaken for a wrestler or rugby player with his buff physique. But the only thing this chef is...

RECIPE: LesDaChef’s Creamed Spinach

Chef and cook book author Lesego Semenya, also known as LesDaChef, says he doesn’t understand where the South African obsession with creamed spinach comes...

Author and chef plans on taking her cooking classes across the globe

Chef Zanele Van Zyl (39) is a well-known influencer in the South African culinary world. Coming from an impoverished background, van Zyl rose above...

RECIPE: Zanele Van Zyl’s Mutton Bunny Chow

Chef and cook book author Zanele Van Zyl hosts cooking classes across the country. She says her dishes are simple and fast to prepare....

Former MasterChef contestant finds peace in the kitchen

As a young girl, Khayakazi Kepe (35) started “cooking” during play time with her friends. Back then, she had no idea that she would...

RECIPE: The Lazy Makoti’s Chickpea and Bean Salad

Mogau Seshoene, popularly known as The Lazy Makoti, decided to cook instead of farm and she's charming Mzansi with her culinary skills. The 30...

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From Paarl to Phuthaditjhaba, learners are embracing agriculture

When JaQuill Howard, a 17-year-old learner from Charleston Hill High School in Paarl, attended the launch of the Food For Mzansi Agri Career Fair,...

45 Cape wine farmers find ally in indigenous fynbos

The rich and diverse indigenous fynbos of South Africa’s winelands has become a welcome ally to the region’s wine farmers, providing natural eco-systems between...

Liewe Lulu: He’s engaged, and my heart is broken

Down-and-out from Bloemfontein in the Free State writes… Liewe Lulu, Last year I met the finest, sexiest, established man at a Macufe event in the city....

‘I’m no Pablo Escobar, but I am a bad-ass chef’

The adage, “you eat with your eyes” has never been truer in an era where social media rules the world, says chef Jess Levin...

RECIPE: Spooky cake truffles

A less than perfect chocolate cake is just another reality we must come to terms with. Have no clue what to do with those offcuts...