Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Chef-presenter Lorna Maseko to front new 10-episode Homegrown Tastes South Africa series from Rapid Blue for BBC Lifestyle in 2022.

by Thinus Ferreira

BBC Studios' BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) will broadcast a new lifestyle series, Homegrown Tastes South Africa, in 2022, produced by Rapid Blue with chef Lorna Maseko as the presenter.

In Homegrown Tastes South Africa, Lorna Maseko journeys across South Africa - from Johannesburg to the highest town in South Africa, Dullstroom, the Karoo, the Cape's winelands and its fishing fleets - to meet South African celebrities, South African chefs, producers and restaurant owners.

In Homegrown Tastes South Africa Lorna Maseko explores South Africa's unique homegrown cuisine from urban street food to signature South African dishes, eafood and wines.

In each episode Lorna Maseko prepares her own interpretation for local chefs and celebrities.

Filming has started on Homegrown Tastes South Africa that will continue for 7 weeks and will consist out of 10 episodes.

Ziyanda Ngcaba, Rapid Blue managing director, says "Homegrown Tastes South Africa will provide an inspirational look into South Africa's cuisine in a way that has never been done before".

"From the moment Lorna approached us, and told us about her love for good food and her global experiences with tastes, we were thrilled to turn that into a TV show."

"Together we will celebrate all that is grown in our local soil and the people and communities that so proudly invest their lives creating the world's very best produce."

"With mouthwatering recipes, local celebrities, inspirational stories, beautiful landscapes and the very best host, it's the perfect fit for BBC Lifestyle and we're excited for audiences of all ages to tune in next year."

Lorna Maseko says "Homegrown Tastes South Africa goes beyond the incredible food, it also celebrates the farmers, the soil and where our favourite dishes came from".

"I want South Africans to be proud of who we are and enjoy the stories behind our food. We have some of the most inspiring chefs that are respected globally, and I know this is content South Africans are hungry for. We have started creating magic and I can't wait for BBC Lifestyle's audiences to see the results."