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Online Masterclasses: Authentic South African Cuisine

South Africa is known for its diversity in culture and the cuisine that takes its influence from these many cultures. Providing a wide variety of flavours inspired by kitchens around the world, you're bound to find the perfect dish to present at dinner parties or serve to your family.

Join Zola Nene, a South African chef, TV personality, and author who shares her passion for authentic South African cooking in our online masterclass series, teaching us exactly how to make the best authentic South African dishes.

You can enjoy the series exclusively on Planet Eat, an online food and lifestyle channel. Sign up for a free, 30-day trial today. 

The Best Authentic South African Recipes in our Series

In this episode you will learn how to make traditional South African bobotie. This sweet and spicy, hearty dish contains spiced meat with an egg topping that is baked to perfection. Guaranteed to tickle your taste buds, this meal is perfect for entertaining, or keeping to yourself as the perfect comfort food.

Watch and learn here.

In this episode you’ll learn how to make Chakalaka by Chef Zola. Chakalaka is a traditional South African spicy vegetable relish that’s perfect tang goes hand in hand with BBQ’s or on the table at a dinner party.  

Watch and learn the recipe here.

In this episode you’ll be taught how to make the best authentic South African cheesy pap bites by Chef Zola. Pap, a traditional porridge, is a staple food in many South African households. These bites work as a perfect appetiser when looking for something original when hosting a diner party.  

Watch and learn the recipe here.

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Frequently Asked Questions about our Authentic South African Recipes

What are some traditional South African dishes?

There are a wide variety of traditional South African dishes that have been inspired by a collective of cultures to become the authentic cooking we recognise today.

Popular dishes include Biltong, Boerewors, Chakalaka and Cape Malay curry. Famous sweet dishes include, Malva pudding, Melktert and Boeber. There are a variety of ways you can bring authentic South African cooking into your kitchen. You can find Planet Eat’s extensive list of South African recipes here.

Is South African cooking hard to make at home?

Not at all. Dealing with a cooking style you’re not familiar with can be daunting, especially if there is an extensive number of herbs, spices and flavourings to get the dish right. However, if you follow the recipe carefully, there’s no reason as to why you shouldn’t be able to make delicious authentic tasting South African meals from your own kitchen. You can find Planet Eat’s list of easy to follow South African recipes here.

Bring the taste of South Africa into your kitchen with our online masterclasses. For more recipes like these, simply browse Planet Eat’s other online video recipes and subscribe today for a free 30-day trial. 

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