With laughter and taste at the heart of it, The Big Bozza Cook-off is one of the newest cooking shows on the local scene. Popular chef, comedian and TV host – The Funny Chef, along with veteran chef Mbombi, take on the roles of food experts on the show. Every Monday at 5:00 p.m. (DStv 173), viewers get a taste of different popular dishes that give them a unique twist.
Three foodies judge the two celebrity chefs to see if their skills in each episode are up to par. Oyama Botha is fun, zealous and sassy. “I loved how we got along too – there were some nice positive energies flowing through the whole season,” Botha says. What you see is what you get with our second foodie, Vuyolwethu Mbewu. His knack for comedic timing makes him an ideal candidate for the quick jokes that make the show as exciting as it is. She remarks that “just being outside of my comfort zone and enjoying every moment was very exciting for me”. Asisipho Burwana is an online favorite with popularity on Twitter, TikTok and Instagram. “It was really fun to watch the chefs transform ‘traditional’ recipes into modern dishes,” he says. “I also loved the anticipation we had of the different dishes among foodies.”
“I love how we’ve been allowed to be ourselves through it all. I feel like a plus size woman or anyone else whose size is bigger, society takes away the basic human right to enjoy food,” says Mbewu. “This show has allowed me to be a plus size woman who likes to eat openly.”
Watch the promo here.
Watch The Big Bozza Cook-off every Monday at 5:00 p.m. on DSTV 173. Follow @honeyafricatv
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