4 local cookbooks to draw inspiration from this Christmas

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Chef Zola Nene, author of Simply Zola.
Chef Zola Nene, author of Simply Zola.
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If you're doing some festive meal-planning, we've compiled a list of all the inspiration you'll need from local cookbook authors.

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Simply Zola by Zola Nene 

From lemon and chilli linguini, Cola-braised beef short ribs to Rocky road waffles with salted caramel sauce, the dishes and drinks are simple to prepare and each is a taste sensation. 

Simply Zola is available to purchase at bookstores nationwide, alternatively you can buy it online by clicking here

40 Years of Iconic Food by Dorah Sitole 

With recipes ranging from traditional African, Township, Pan-African and Western food, 40 Years of Iconic Food would be the perfect companion if you're looking for something that will either lift your spirits or challenge you a little in the kitchen. 

40 Years of Iconic Food is available to purchase at bookstores nationwide, alternatively you can buy it online by clicking here.

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Kitchen Queen by Lucia Mthiyane 

In Kitchen Queen, Chef Lucia takes her followers on a very unique culinary journey by elevating the everyday to the extraordinary. She shares her wisdom, stories and recipes for the experience and novice alike. 

Kitchen Queen is available to purchase at leading bookstores nationwide, alternatively you can buy it online by clicking here.  

Welcome to my Table by Siba Mtongana 

Dubbed the queen of convenience, in this book Chef Siba provides ways to jazz up salads and veggies; discover deeply satisfying roasts and recipes for mouth-watering fish dishes. If you want to glam up your meals, but don’t have the time to spend hours in the kitchen on Christmas day then this is for you.

Welcome to my Table is available to purchase at leading bookstores nationwide, alternatively you can buy it online by clicking here.

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