Lorna Maseko
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South African culinary greats continue to hoist our foodie flag high! Celebrity Chef Lorna Maseko has brought tastes of South Africa to Hollywood, opening up her first pop-up in Los Angeles!


Los Angeles, California (29 June, 2023) — South African culinary greats continue to hoist the foodie flag high. Following two South African restaurants named among the world’s Top 100 and cookbook authors winning international awards, it’s safe to say South African food is climbing to the top of many global menus. Now, local celebrity Chef Lorna Maseko is bringing more South African flavours to the world after opening up her first pop-up shop in Hollywood!

Taking to Instagram, the 2x Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner and BBC Homeground Tastes host shared:

“This week I hosted my first pop-up in Los Angeles, California celebrating South African food and showcasing my beautiful country and heritage.” 

She added:

“It’s always been my goal and vision to take South African food to the world—what an amazing evening & incredible crowd of people to have in one room, definitely one for the books and a very proud moment!” 

Dubbed a ‘Taste of South Africa with Lorna Maseko’, the menu hosted an array of proudly South African dishes including Magwinya, Gemere Sorbet (South African Ginger Beer), Picked Fish Broth, 7 Colours (one of the most traditional South African meals around) and of course Milktart to finish (Amarula, no less).

Seeing South African culture spread and bring joy to tables across the world is something for all of us to raise our glasses to. And, if you wanted to learn how to cook like Mama Maseko, be sure to flip through one of her cookbooks; ‘Celebrate with Lorna Maseko’.

Sources: Lorna Maseko
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