Somizi confirms the release date for his new cookbook [video]

The South African media personality Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung recently took to Instagram to announce that his long-awaited cookbook is due to be released in “less than two weeks”.

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Somizi said that his new book titled Dinner At Somizi’s — I Am Not A Chef is available to be pre-ordered in a recent video.

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Finally, I am excited to tell you that my book is finally complete. Done, signed, sealed and can be delivered to you,” shared the Idols SA judge. “The book is not released yet but soon to be released in less than two weeks. You’ve got an opportunity to pre-order. Go to CNA’s website.”


Afterwards, he urged people to place their orders in the hopes of “breaking records”. Somgaga later sweetened the deal by saying that those who pre-order will stand a chance to win prizes from Le Creuset.

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“Judging by the first day of pre-order sales yesterday I’m confident that we are going to break the records,” Somizi posted. “Thanks to everyone who has pre-ordered and apologies to those that encountered problems…the system nearly crashed….to everyone who hasn’t placed their orders lets go we still have a bit of time.”

A Proudly South African Cookbook

According to CNA’s website Dinner At Somizi’s – I Am Not A Chef is inspired by his family’s cooking and celebrates food that is proudly South African. Somizi describes the recipes in this book as a combination of the food he grew up eating as a young black queer boy in Soweto and those he discovered as a pioneering adult with an illustrious life and career.

Somizi’s cooking show

Earlier this year it was reported that Somizi’s new cooking show, Dinner at Somizi’s, had been picked up by DStv’s 1 Magic. But, social media met the news by calling for fresh new faces also to be given a chance, with many calling for the South African entertainment industry to be opened up.