Chef Marco Pierre White was at the Good Food & Wine Show in Cape Town recently, he was invited by Eat Out Magazine to try traditional South African food. These are his thoughts…
Chef Marco Pierre White has made a massive career in the culinary world. He is a world class chef with three Michelin stars to his name, making him the youngest man to have three! He was a reoccurring guest judge and teacher on MasterChef Australia and Hell’s Kitchen, and apparently he has made Gordon Ramsey cry!
All of these things and his talent for fine cuisine lead people to believe that he is a food snob, however he takes great pleasure in traditional cooking! This is what lead the Eat Out Magazine to host a traditional taste test for the famous chef!
He tried Snoek Pate, Curried Mogodu (tripe), Bobotie, Koeksisters and Koesisters. He was also blown away by the size of a Bunny Chow! His favourite dishes were Pickled Fish and Kudu Biltong.
Marco Pierre White said apart from the Pickled Fish, the Biltong was one of his big favourites.
“I suppose when it was first created it was a form of preserving, so if you are out in the middle of nowhere you’ve always got a snack!”
“Do you want to take it away, otherwise I will keep on eating it!”
I think South Africans everywhere can relate to the struggle faced when you have an open bag of Biltong in the room! Overall the meals received good praise from the chef!