Bean there, done that? Wait till chef Zola Nene mixes it up

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Bean there, done that? Wait till chef Zola Nene mixes it up

Turn any plain old beans into Michelin-star chakalaka

Senior features writer

Who knew baked beans could be exciting?

The fairy godmother in Cinderella: that would be chef and food stylist Zola Nene. When she waves her wooden spoon and dresses them up in tricoloured peppers and other accessories, these plain old beans turn into fancy chakalaka, ready for any party.

Or in her case, a dish worthy of sharing with multi-Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay and a Zulu chief, for whom they are cooking in the second season of his TV show, Gordon Ramsay Unchartered...

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