Media personality Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung says he has his 3.7 million Instagram followers to thank for inspiring his new cookbook.
Dinner At Somizi’s: I Am Not A Chef was launched this week at a star-studded event in Johannesburg.
The cookbook contains delicious ideas and recipes for people to be inspired by.
Somizi says his Instagram followers encouraged him to start creating original dishes when he began posting meals on his page about two years ago.
The multi-talented star says cooking is a therapeutic experience for him. He likens the kitchen to his playground and says it is a space where he is free to make mistakes.
The TV host has credited his late father for his cooking skills.
His father, actor Ndaba Mhlongo, was a chef at BlueWaters Hotel in Durban back in the 1980s before venturing into the entertainment industry.
Somizi has confirmed to CapeTalk host Sara-Jayne King that he will be opening a restaurant next year!
The cookbook inspiration came from my Instagram followers after I started posting every meal that I cooked, and that was way before the TV show.
The book is for people who are scared of the kitchen and who should be okay with making mistakes in the kitchen.
The kitchen is yours, why should you be scared of a place that you live in? You must enjoy it.
The kitchen is therapeutic… It’s a place where we can all be kids… Cook with your heart and love will go on!
_Dinner At Somizi’s: I Am Not A Chef _will be available at all CNA stores from 3 December for R295.