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Tropics Food : Meet Chef Siba Mtongana, The Dynamic Food Enthusiast

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Siba Mtongana is a young and dynamic food enthusiast who has brought style and charisma to the South African television food scene.

Siba’s Table debuted in September 2013 airing in over 90 countries across Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Siba’s Table is now airing in over 128 countries, including the US where the franchise is broadcast to 60 million homes on The Cooking Channel. Following its success, Siba has now appeared in Siba’s Table: Fast Feasts, Siba’s Festive Table and the second season of Siba’s Table. Siba’s Table Season 3 will air on 7 September 2017. In addition to hosting her own shows, Siba has appeared as a judge on the extremely successful, fast-paced culinary game show, Chopped South Africa.

Siba holds a degree in Food and Consumer Sciences, majoring in Food and Food Science as well as Nutrition. She specialises in recipe development, food writing and food styling, and has won three prestigious Galliova Awards for her food journalism and her involvement in the South African food arena.

Siba believes in giving back and is now a patron for Foodbank South Africa, an organisation that  ghts against hunger and malnutrition through food rescuing programmes whist working with other community based projects helping those a ected with HIV/AIDS.

In 2014 Oprah put Siba on her prestigious O’s Power List which pays tribute to women from the African continent who, through their lives, are inspiring others to follow and fulfill their purpose, as the truest version of themselves.

Siba’s recently released cookbook, ‘My Table’, has become an instant hit. ‘My Table’ has made history as the best-selling cookbook ever to have been stocked by retail giant, Woolworths SA. Thus far it has sold over 33 percent more copies than any other cookbook Woolworths SA has ever carried! It also won two awards at the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in China.

Following the huge global success of the first two series of Siba’s Table, Food Network will be bringing viewers a third series! Siba’s Table series 3 will build on the popular format of Siba’s Table and will air on 7 September 2017.

 

 

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