TV Guide

2011-06-10 16:32

Farrah Francis looks at shows with a Mzansi twist taking over TV sets, proving local is indeed lekker.

Cooking with Siba
Mzansi Magic

When it comes to cooking shows Siba takes the cake. The Drum Food Editor brings a cooking show with a difference by offering her delicious recipes while hosting some of South Africa’s top celebs in her kitchen, including Stoan, Kenneth
Nkosi, ProVerb, and songbird Simphiwe Dana. Her easy approach to food makes the gorgeous Siba easy to watch.

Sheer Design

The Home Channel
This new home make-over show follows interior designer, Candace Woodward, through her frustrations
and fun when she becomes her own client and re-vamps her home. Full of inspiration, ideas and practical advice, Sheer Design finds contemporary and do-it-yourself ways of using glass to make the most of natural light, and innovative decor.

Justin Bonello Cooked
BBC Lifestyle
We can’t ignore Justin Bonello’s successful Cooked series, which is one of the best cooking shows on BBC Lifestyle. The Capetonian initially approached the SABC with his travel-cum-cooking series but soon realised he had bigger fish to fry with the BBC, who snapped it up in a matter of weeks. There’s nothing better than hearing a South African accent on British television.

Mzansi Magic
Trevor Gumbi is not just the guy behind the line Are you free or are you dom? In addition to being a scriptwriter on Headline, he also takes South Africans on a tour of their own back yard by going on tour with various celebrities to see the best that South Africa has to offer.

Michelle and Riaan Garforth-Venter take green to new heights as they join forces with Luthuli Dlamini and Max Thongani to share how to be eco-friendly. This team of eco-conservationists looks at step-by-step ways on how to ‘Do-It-Green’, from projects such as recycling to how to reuse in and around the home making it a must-see for the family.

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