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Chef Pete Goffe-Wood and Contestants Launch MasterChef South Africa: The Cookbook

Launch of MasterChef: The Cookbook

Contestants from the extremely popular reality TV cooking show MasterChef South Africa joined judge Pete Goffe-Wood at the launch of the show’s first recipe book, MasterChef South Africa: The Cookbook at Exclusive Books in Tygervalley shopping centre last night.

Launch of MasterChef: The CookbookMasterChef South AfricaIn the discussion led by Errieda du Toit, Sarel Loots, one of the contestants attending the launch, described the book as a memory and keepsake of the first step in a South African food revolution.

Many of the contestants’ lives changed dramatically after the show. Sue-Ann Allen, who lost to winner Deena Naidoo in the final episode, signed a book deal together with Ilse Fourie and fans and foodies can expect Gourmet Sisters in bookstores next year. She is also the new in-house chef at the V&A Market on the Wharf.

Lungile Nhlanhla’s life was also steered into a completely new direction when she was offered the position of food editor at Drum magazine shortly after the show started airing.

Ilse Fourie, well-known model, finished seventh in the competition and will soon be hosting her very own cooking show Ilse Kook.

Judge Goffe-Wood demonstrated the dramatic shift in everyone’s lives by describing how a traffic officer pulled him over to say “howzit” and started to divert traffic for Goffe-Wood’s benefit.

During the discussion the contestants shared many jokes about the show. Fourie recalled how she fought very long and hard to get the group some wine during their stay in the MasterChef house, and finally, after two weeks of battling everyone, was allowed to have two glasses a night. The group agreed that they all grew very close to each other during the competition.

Goffe-Wood says that the next season of MasterChef South Africa is going to be even bigger, with double the amount of episodes, aired twice a week.

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