Tsogo Sun Celebrity Chef Benny Masekwameng
Two of the country’s most popular chefs, Jenny Morris and Benny Masekwameng, are coming to Durban for the highly-anticipated Good Food & Wine Show which runs in the city from August 8 to 11.
They will form the local culinary contingent who will be joining forces at the show with BBC TV personality and celebrity chef James Martin, vegan baking queen Ms Cupcake, and Anjali Pathak and Vivek Singh, two Indian chefs who have helped changed the Indian food landscape.
MasterChef South Africa judge Benny Masekwameng has a special affinity with Kwa-Zulu Natal and Durban in particular.
The popular chef, who has captured the hearts of South African television views with his wide and warm smile and who has become something of a national treasure, studied catering management at the then Natal Technikon. He also met his wife in the city.
Masekwameng will be demonstrating at one of the show’s exciting new theatres Sishebo
which is one of the areas that celebrate the province’s diverse cultures. Leading chefs from well-known township and local cultural restaurants, famous for their delicious stews and using the full array of traditional canned products as essential ingredients, will be making the perfect sishebo.
Jenny, who is well-known to followers as The Giggling Gourmet, is a warm, friendly personality whose commitment to the food industry comes through in her books, her TV shows and in her radio slot.
She has had an on-going love affair with food since she was a child, when she started making mouth-watering treats for school fundraisers. It's a love affair in the true sense of the word, one that employs all the senses.
Talking about preparing and cooking her dishes, Jenny says that, apart from taste and aroma, touch is also an important facet. "Feeling your food is important," she says. "Caress it, stroke it, and know it intimately."
• Tickets for the show cost R75 for adults for R40 for children and are available from Computicket. This includes more free theatres than ever before. Also go to www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za for more details.