kykNET’s 'Suidooster' launches TV soap’s first cookbook

Stefan, Mrs J and Mymoena share their favourite recipes from 'Suidooster'. (Photo supplied)
Stefan, Mrs J and Mymoena share their favourite recipes from 'Suidooster'. (Photo supplied)


Cape Town – Suidooster the popular Afrikaans weekday soap on kykNET (DStv 144) has officially a recipe book.

Suidooster Kombuis has in-show recipes from the series' three most prolific foodies – Mrs J, Stefan and Mymoena.

Viewers who can now recreate the food only ever seen and talked about in the programme.

Published by NB Publishers, Errieda du Toit, the content producer for kykNET's Kokkedoor-franchise and it's various spin-offs, spent hours on set and reading hundreds of scripts to collect ideas and to then recreate real-life versions of the most desired Suidooster dishes.

The beautifully photographed traditional recipes are as the characters would prepare them – in their Ruiterbosch kitchens and the Oos-Wes restaurant – and is now on sale for R280.

Suidooster Kombuis is loaded with easy-to-make delectable and nostalgic recipes, ranging from Mrs J's famous tamatiebredie, milk tart and vetkoek to Stefan's mouth-watering pizzas with unique toppings and trimmings. Then there is Mymoena's dishes from her popular food channel Hallie Happies while she also shares her special koesisters and roti techniques.

On Thursday evening the three cookbook-cover actors appeared in-character in Studio 3 at NB Publishers' official book launch for Suidooster Kombuis that was held at Atlantic Studios in Milnerton where the Cape Town produced soap is filmed, joined by several cast members.

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"I learnt to cook from my mom and grandma," said Jill Levenberg (Mymoena). "I've always been surrounded by my aunties, and you spend so much time in the kitchen. It's where traditions are handed down over the years from generation to generation."

"The kitchen is where you're healed, where you laugh, where you cry. It was my time with my mom and my grandma. You watch them intently as a child and as you grow up and where my recipes come from. It's something really special."