Zimbabwean cuisine comes into the spotlight across Africa this weekend, when ‘My Zim Plate’ launches internationally on DStv.
Liz Dziva, publicity and public relations manager of MultiChoice Zimbabwe said the show will be starting with the debut episode at 4.30 pm on Sunday, February 12.
“We are so excited to see yet another Zimbabwean-themed show launch on DStv and this time it is a local-content version of the popular My Plate show series that has to date featured series focused on the food styles of Nigeria and Zambia and now includes a look at a wide range of Zimbabwean cuisine for viewers across Africa,” she said.
The series will be hosted by food enthusiast and self-made chef Bernadette Mutangara, who was chosen by show producers from a large selection of entries when a call for presenters was made last year.
“Bernadette was selected from the final shortlist of 20 candidates and she’s going to be a hit as the person who showcases our cuisine styles and delicacies to food fans in a great many African countries,” said Ms Dziva.
“It’s always exciting when Zimbabwe features in a dedicated show and this time the focus is on food, so we hope that the unique ingredients, styles and preparation features of our cuisine will provide culinary thrills to viewers who really enjoy the cooking entertainment genre.”
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“This is a season we are really looking forward to and it will be interesting to see what kinds of national culinary treasures, trends and topics Bernadette will highlight for our enjoyment,” said Ms Dziva.
A Botswana version of the show is also being released, further expanding the culinary reveal of Southern African food.