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Lazy Makoti wins second place at international cookbook awards

Mogau Seshoene came out a winner, of the Gourmand International Awards ceremony for Best Cookbooks of the Year in Macao.

10 Jul 2019
The Lazy Makoti (Instagram)

Mogau Seshoene, better known as Lazy makoti, came out a winner, after attending the Gourmand International Awards ceremony for Best Cookbooks of the Year in Macao, China.

Mogau's book The Lazy Makoti's Guide to the Kitchen was nominated in the category First Book, was placed second in the world for 2019. Since its launch in October last year, it is still the number one cookbook in South Africa, and is now in its 5th print run.

In a statement Mogau said, "The entire experience was amazing!"

"More than I could put into words. And Macau is absolutely breathtaking. Meeting industry peers who write so passionately about the food of their own countries inspired me a million times over. I'm so proud of the book we produced ? the full cycle, from writing to shooting to launching it, for it to have become a bestseller in South Africa, and now to have this world recognition. I'm truly proud and grateful,” said the Drum Food Ambassador judge.

The Lazy Makoti's Guide to the Kitchen combines every one of these factors. In being an advocate of traditional South African heritage and culture, Mogau Seshoene has become an Instagram sensation, with over 100 000 followers. Her no-nonsense recipes, using simple unpretentious ingredients likely to be in everyone's pantry or fridge, are quick and easy to make.

"I wanted to take the intimidating aspect - those Instagram-perfect presentations delivered on TV by sophisticated chefs - out of cooking and create a cookbook for inexperienced people, one that is as visually appealing as it is useful. Turn every makoti (daughter-in-law) into a kitchen goddess," said Mogau.


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