All these cooking shows

18 Oct 2012

Can you keep up?

There are entire channels and networks just for cooking shows. It’s a worldwide phenomena and we’ve finally jumped on the food truck.

Monday is ‘Come Dine with Me’, Thursdays is ‘Ultimate Braai Master’ and Saturdays is ‘Dinner Divas’. And did you know that the MasterChef SA Season 2 auditions are about to begin again too? Jozi cook-offs already begin at the end of this month… quick!

I‘m can't possibly mention all the international shows that are continuously rolling out, but one that has us in raptures is the Junior MasterChef Australia - Australia does it again!

The point is, in the last year, we have had 3 new South African shows about cooking and food. The newest one, Dinner Divas is all about food bloggers. How very brilliant is that?

Whilst we have followed in the footsteps of the rest of the world with Come Dine with Me and MasterChef, what I’m most proud of is Ultimate Braai Master and the fun Divas show.

2 very uniquely South African programmes. The Ultimate Braai Master is all about the braai and the teams of people hail from all corners of our unique chunk of earth. I’m enjoying it, although I do think it could be a little more racy... hey? 

Dinner Divas is a small, un-pretentious show that showcases food bloggers with a cook-off structure judged by a mixture of chefs and foodies. It’s a bit of fun and will charge up our bloggers and bring a new wave of foodies onto the interwebs. Bring it on people, you can do it!

I have long been saying that food in South Africa is really flying and I hope that this is just the beginning. What do you think? Are we on the right track?

Let’s have more shows, more bloggers, writers, chefs, cooks, wine and beer people and more cool markets and food trucks.

Because we deserve it!

Love and square eyes,


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