Dijo: My Food, My Journey

Louise Liebenberg reviews the new cookery book by Lesego Semenya

DIJO: MY FOOD, MY JOURNEY by Lesego Semenya, published by Jacana, R345
Soweto-born and raised Semenya, aka LesDaChef, charts his journey from the corporate world to being a respected and much-loved chef in this keenly awaited debut cookbook.
Though trained in fine-dining cuisine, his aim here was to “remove all the snobbery and showcase the important parts of our food: the stories and memories behind each dish, and the rich and beautiful heritage that comes with it”.
You will find a lot of nostalgic and flavourful township food in the book but also dishes that celebrate other elements of our richly diverse SA cuisine.
I especially enjoyed the “cheffy” tips he shares – little things home cooks can do to up our game when it comes to selection and preparation of ingredients, wine pairings and the like.

This article is reserved for registered HeraldLIVE readers.

Simply register at no cost to proceed. If you've already registered, simply sign in.

Already registered on DispatchLIVE, BusinessLIVE, TimesLIVE or SowetanLIVE? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.