One of the most familiar faces in food television, Siphokazi Mdlankomo is back for the third season of Let’s Eat with Siphokazi.
Mdlankomo is a former domestic worker who turned to be a chef and television personality. Mdlankomo said the show is all about inspirational mother’s who some were just like her or any other person out there who grew up in poverty but did not let their backgrounds determine their future, mother’s who worked very hard to become who they are today.
“The show came about in 2015 after being a runner up on MasterChef in 2014, it’s often when I realised that I love being in front of the camera. I met up with Dawie who is my producer for the show (they watched me on MasterChef and they loved what they saw) and we approached the sponsor which is Royco and they agreed to work with us."
"I have learnt to appreciate the little things in life which we take for granted, I have learnt a lot from the show on how to deal with different people with different personalities and I have learnt how to cook different South African delicacies because the show is for every culture, it involves real life stories, people get to know who really these people they love and watch on their screens are and learning all these easy recipes which mean something to every guest that comes to the show”, she said.
In this season, she said people should expect to see more of the unexpected as she will be sharing great recipes created from quality ingredients that South Africans will enjoy and love.
“This season I’m also giving back to ordinary people. The last season was all about celebrities, this time it’s just about your ordinary people and not only about the mothers but the fathers who love to cook will be on the show too. The show will be all about fun, engaging and interacting with the people and learning more about African cuisine”, said Mdlankomo.
Speaking of African cuisine, she said African cuisine is different African food that has history that we grew up easting and it’s something fresh from the garden, it’s organic and simple food.
“Because African cuisine is interesting, people take it for granted. We should start learning how to make our African food gourmet so it can appeal to other people but still keep that African taste. We need to put and shit African cuisine to an international standard so people can see it as one of the best cuisines the world has and modernise it, people need to start believing in African food and the only way is to keep African food on the trend”, said Mdlankomo.
The first episode of Let’s Eat! With Siphokazi will air on Friday 13 July 2018 on DSTV’s Mzansi Magic Channel 161 from 8pm to 8:30pm.