Chef's Table

Celeb chef Hope Malau's ultimate Sunday lunch

The award-winning food editor of Drum magazine picks the guest list and menu for a fantasy feast

25 June 2017 - 00:00 By Staff reporter

Chef Malau grew up in Klerksdorp eating traditional Sotho food prepared by his dad, who worked in a mine kitchen.
His first cookbook, Johanne 14, explores simple, home-cooked meals from South African townships.
We asked him to dream up a guest list and menu for his ultimate fantasy feast:
Who would you invite to your fantasy Sunday lunch?
Carte Blanche presenter and journalist Bongani Bingwa; media personality Bonang Matheba; actress Connie Ferguson; musician and comedian Mashabela Galane; and radio DJ Amon Mokoena.
These are some of the most influential people I know in South Africa. It would be an honour if they read my book and if they love it, to then send a shout-out on their social media pages. As my book focuses on traditional South African food, to have their opinion would mean the world to me.
What would you talk about?
We would reminisce about the olden days and how food played an important role in their culture, community and family. Probably great ideas and possible beneficial contributions could arise for the townships.• 'Johanne 14, Real South African Food' by Hope Malau is published by Quivertree,

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