6 cooking shows with an African twist
Move over Salt Fat Acid Heat, our local culinary stars are finding a new home for their cooking series on streaming platforms Showmax and DStv.
“I enjoy making African food but I like to include some va-va-voom,” says Siba Mtongana, who can go from a simple oxtail stew to slow-roast salmon with peppadew dip. The best part about Cooking With Siba is that she keeps it simple; you can follow the simple steps as she explains what to do.
Edik Van Nantes and Edik Van Nantes: Winter (Showmax)
Singer-turned-lifestyle host Nataniël puts on a full-scale production in his shows, with a little help from his sidekick brother Erik. Episodes are about 20 minutes but you’re not just getting a recipe, it’s a full-on party-planning session with the pair telling you how to put on a feast for the eyes. And if you’re questioning Nataniël’s skills in the kitchen, just remember that he’s the guy who put cooking’s Mr Mean, Gordon Ramsay, in his place.
This is a hearty mix of cooking show meets social experiment, where people from all walks of life come together over that most sacred of South African traditions: the braai.
You don’t need to be a kitchen king or queen to cook up a storm. Coal-conquering Jan Braai travels South Africa, building fires, marinating and meeting new people as he braais to perfection.
In an epic South African culinary showdown, amateur cooks invite celebrity judges, J-Something and David Higgs, as well as viewers, into their homes for an evening of pressure cooker competition.