Kepe keeps it real with ready-made meals gogo would approve of

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Kepe keeps it real with ready-made meals gogo would approve of

‘MasterChef’ finalist Khayakazi Kepe’s home-cooked, African-inspired cuisine is making its way to supermarkets

Gillian McAinsh

Traditional Xhosa foods are making their way to urban supermarket shelves in a new range of ready-made meals by former MasterChef finalist Khayakazi Kepe.

Kepe, who was born and spent her early childhood in the Eastern Cape village of Mlamli, near the Lesotho border, is aiming to satisfy city slickers’ craving for a home-cooked meal like “gogo” (grandmother) used to make.    

Delicious dishes such as umqusho (samp and beans), stuffed lamb curry dombolo (steamed bread), umleqwa (hard-body chicken), ulusu (tripe), chakalaka and creamy pap are just a few of the dishes she is cooking up in her Nelson Mandela Bay production kitchen...

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