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Cooking mom Shaistah Khan

Cooking mom finds peace in the kitchen

Nearly a year ago Shaistah Khan (33) was your typical busy South African mom, trying to keep up with the busy schedules and needs of three very different, sprouting bambinos,...

Pop-up restaurateur Khanya Mzongwana believes good food has the ability to heal the mind.

Good food has the ability to heal the mind, says food stylist

Khanya Mzongwana has her fingers in many pies. The 30-year-old food stylist develops recipes for Woolworths TASTE Magazine  and Times Live and she’s a brand ambassador for Devil's Peak Beer.   She uses her innovative food brain to create dishes for the new kid on the culinary block, No Rules Cafeteria, an all-female pop-up restaurant in Jozi run by Mzongwana and...

Foodie Leshoto Thooe has found her peace in the kitchen and her garden.

Electrical engineer finds solace in her kitchen and home garden

Finding solace in gardening never crossed Leshoto Thooe’s mind until she decided to get her hands dirty. To relax from her budding career as an electrical engineer, the 34-year-old spends her downtime cooking and gardening.   RECIPE: Herb-encrusted Leg of Lamb, the Leshoto...

Harald Pakendorf veteran journalist still uses the bread recipe his mother developed when he was a child.

Food is as relative as you can imagine

Renowned journalist and author Harald Pakendorf has always marched to the beat of his own drum. Pakendorf says while South Africans may be different in skin tone and language, there...

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 presenter of the renowned international television...

Her journey wasn't easy, but Fikile Zungu's career change from cleaner to professional cook at the South African embassy in Belgium proves the value of hard work.

From maid to professional cook

Fikile Zungu says “it’s only by grace of God” that she went from working as a maid for 10 years to a cook. “Pinch me!” she exclaimed, when she was...

RECIPE: Chef Zana’s Durban Style Prawn Curry

Traditional food ‘has a story to tell’

Chef Farzana Alvarado believes that every traditional dish has a rich history with a story to tell “about its origin, how it’s prepared and how it brings people together”. Culture,...

There's no stopping South Africans from cooking food around a fire. Try out Methoa Zitha's Lamb Potjie. Photo: Supplied/Food For Mzansi

RECIPE: Lamb Potjie

Methoa Zitha may not be a qualified chef yet, but he is already rubbing shoulders with one of Mzansi’s award-winning culinarians, David Higgs. His love for cooking started when he...

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