They came, they cooked. Only one conquered!
Never before have South Africans been gripped by a food phenomenon quite like MasterChef South Africa, aired on M-Net. Now, with MasterChef South Africa – The Cookbook, the gazillion fans following every beat of the whisk can recreate the dishes that made celebrities out of 18 hopefuls. This cookbook has it all: Behind-the-scenes moments, flashbacks of mystery box challenges and gruelling pressure tests – not to forget the invention tests that had us wondering “what on earth will they pull off with those ingredients?!” Want to make Samantha’s croquettes with all the trimmings in less than an hour, Deena’s prawn curry, sweet-toothed Thys’ fruit tartlets, ‘Meraai se Hoenderpaai’ and denningvleis? This is the go-to-book for these and more.
Love ’em or hate ’em, the judges also make their mark: Bake Chef Benny’s carrot cake, glam it up with Chef Andrew’s brioche crusted springbok and perform under pressure with Chef Pete’s doubled-baked soufflé in the oven. Beautiful photographs guide the home cook on how to plate and present food like a pro. Lacking the basic skills? The cheffy secrets, tips and how-to advice include easy step-by-step instructions taking the mystery out of filleting salmon and other more advanced cooking skills.