Move over Salt, Fire, Acid, Heat, our local culinary stars are finding a new home for their cooking series on streaming platforms like Showmax and DStv Now.
“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.
Our own naked chef, the actor Armand Aucamp, invites well-known personalities to his kitchen to share Keto recipes and advice to help you lose weight and feel better in those skinny jeans.
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.
Now on Season 12, 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.
And what would an ingredient list of must-see cooking shows be without the fanciest of them all? Neill worked with Gordon Ramsay and he’s fed everyone from Elton John to rock band U2 and Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham. Don’t be intimidated by that – he makes the most fiddly recipes easy enough to follow in the comfort of your own kitchen.
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.