This kicks off Heritage Month, celebrates the tradition of “koesisters” and will see the “kwaiest koesister” walk away with a grand prize to the value of R12000.
Co-founder of Vannie Kaap Marc Jacobs announced the inaugural World Koesister Day at a recent “koek off” between chef Naseer Abdullah and renowned Cape Malay cookbook author Cariema Isaacs.
“For the first time in human and culinary history, there’ll be an annual world day dedicated to the pure and unadulterated adoration of the spicy yet sweet Cape Malay “koesister”. Ek wil sommer huil (I just want to cry), I’m so happy,” said Jacobs.
The Cape Malay “koesisters” will be judged by KFM radio presenter Saskia Falken, co-owner of Vannie Kaap Marc Jacobs, and RED’s kitchen lead, chef Naseer, who has also pledged to purchase fresh “koesisters” from the winner to serve at the hotel every Sunday between 10am and noon.