Lorna Maseko discovers South Africa’s homegrown cuisine in new local production for BBC Lifestyle

  • Homegrown Tastes South Africa joins BBC Lifestyle’s local line-up in 2022
  • Award winning chef and TV personality Lorna Maseko will host new show, featuring a sprinkle of celebrated local personalities.
  • Produced by one of the leading production companies in Africa, Rapid Blue

Filming has begun for the 10-part series, Homegrown Tastes South Africa, which joins BBC Lifestyle’s (DStv channel 174) local line-up in 2022. Produced by one of the leading production companies in Africa, Rapid Blue and presented by South African international award-winning celebrity chef and TV personality, Lorna Maseko.

The vibrant series will follow Lorna on a journey across the scenic wonders of South Africa, from the City of Gold to the highest town in South Africa, Dullstroom, the Karoo to the breathtaking winelands and fishing fleets of the Western Cape.

In each episode Lorna will trade her stilettos for practical footwear and meet a feast of local faces from celebrities to the country’s incredible chefs, producers and restaurant owners. Lorna will discover South Africa’s unique homegrown excellence featuring urban street food, haute cuisine, signature South African foods, seafood and the finest wines. In each episode Lorna will celebrate the hero ingredients by preparing her own delicious interpretation for the best local chefs and celebrities SA has to offer!

Rapid Blue production team are filming for 7 weeks for the first of its kind show.

Ziyanda Ngcaba, Managing Director of Rapid Blue 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.”

Rapid Blue’s production Come Dine With Me South Africa has returned for a 7th season currently airing on BBC Lifestyle Wednesdays at 8pm.

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