Celebrate Heritage Day with kasi-style cooking

By DRUM Digital
18 September 2017
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Showmax and Hot Plate: Catering eKasi will have your mouths watering on Heritage Day.

Celebrating Heritage Day aka National Braai Day on Sunday 24 September (and the bonus public holiday on Monday 25 September) isn’t just about wearing traditional attire. It’s about uniting South Africans from different walks of life – and where better to do that than the lunch table?

There’s no ham, gammon or Thanksgiving turkey here, folks. Instead, reality show Hot Plate: Catering eKasi is dishing up braai meat and side-dishes like pap and gravy, chakalaka and bobotie. And that’s not all that’s being served up by Showmax – you can download or stream all three seasons of the Mzansi Magic reality show from them right now!

 You also won’t see celebs like Somizi or Minnie Dlamini behind the stove though. For that you’ll have to check out their Instagram profiles… we see you stirring that pot in the backyard in your designer threads, Somgaga 

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Instead, Hot Plate will introduce you to regular cooking stars from various kasis around the country, like Mankomo Hlatshwayo. “Before, this [catering] wasn’t something that I thought I could do for a living,” explains the catering hotshot, adding that “my grandmother taught me everything I know about cooking and I believe she’s watching over me with a big smile on her face.”

 Hot Plate: Catering eKasi lifts the lid on the best that the kasis have to offer when it comes to cooking and catering. The show follows various industry stars as they dish up feasts for clients and around their neighbourhoods – and there’s more! Hot Plate maximises flavour while minimising the effect on your wallet! “It’s all about great food on a great budget,” says Mzansi Magic, who aired the show on the DStv platform.

 A lot of the Hot Plate caterers are self-taught and have never seen a professional chef’s kitchen. It’s all about using the tools at hand, cooking up a storm with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper, and wowing your guests. You’ll be able to copy tasty dishes this Heritage Day from the likes of…

 Thabisile Mkhaliphi is a 46-year-old entrepreneur who swapped her PR and marketing job to kill it in the kitchen. Thabi has taken her catering company from start-up to super-star menus that include her signature roast lamb and mixed veggie dish.

Jabulani “Jangco” Ngcobo started making money long before entering the adult business world and isn’t shy to reveal that he was making thousands in profit when he was still only 17. The now-35-year-old doesn’t just cook though – he offers everything from décor and design to five-star cuisine. Keep an eye out for his three-bean salad and coleslaw that keep the customers coming back for more.

And flamboyant Mankomo Hlatshwayo, who adds a splash of his quirky personality to his dishes. His diary is fully booked and features everything from funerals to weddings around Soweto, where his “mean green salad” and added “va-va-voom” catchphrase are well known.

Sign up for yourfree 14-day trial with Showmax right now and tune in for all three tasty seasons of Hot Plate: Catering Ekasi and over 25 000 other movies, series, doccies and more! Did you know? If you’re a DStv Premium subscriber, you get Showmax at no extra cost.Find out more here

 SOURCES: dailysun.co.za, hlelafg.co.za, mzansimagic.co.za

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