Saying Good Bye To My Saturday Morning Fix…..Dinner Divas!

This happens to be my first post in 2013!  With that being said I would like to thank everyone for their contributions and support in 2012!  Let’s have a fab year ahead!

Anel & Michele


I got teary eyed as I watched the last episode of Dinner Divas last Saturday.  I found myself dancing to the theme song every time the show started.  My Saturday morning fix!

I enjoyed meeting other divas such as Gary, Usha, Zirkie, Candice, Tami, Kristy, Janice and of course my good friend Nina.

I’m dying to get my chance to cook with Anel Potgieter (the winner), it would be interesting to taste her goat dish that blew the judges away.  In my culture, goat meat is only reserved for traditional ceremonies and therefore, goat is only cooked the traditional way i.e. without too much seasoning.

Back to the show, the crews was a pleasure to work with not forgetting the lovely host, Michele Coleman.  She’s a darling!

Last but not least, I would like to thank Anne, the executive producer of the show for the opportunity.  She is a tough cookie, an iron lady and a hard working woman with a passion for what she does.   I love a woman that knows what she wants and goes after it!

Dinner Divas Crew


Let me tell you about the prizes!  I have been shopping non stop using the Mr Price Home and Rhodes Food vouchers!  I never realised until now how gratifying it is to shop without paying a cent!  The whirlpool microwave….unfortunately it’s still in the box…but I can’t wait to start using it!  I’m also enjoying all the opportunities Sasko Flour is giving me.  I’ve also fallen in love with fellow blogger, Sam Tinsell’s cookbook.  I’ve been meaning to review the book on the blog but I’ve been too busy trying out and enjoying the recipes.  Look out for that!

I hope the show was entertaining as well as inspirational and that it gave people a better understanding of what food blogging is all about.

Did you guys enjoy waking up to Dinner Divas every Saturday morning?  Are you looking forward to the second season?  Who were you favourite divas?

I know I’m asking 21 questions but it would be interesting to hear your thoughts.

About Author


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

Comments ( 4 )

  • Wow, Thuli, what a wonderful post!! You echoed my feelings!! GREAT post!

    • Hi Zirkie!! Thank you darling! You’re so sweet!

  • Fab post, Thuli. You brought wonderful value to the show with your vivacity and beauty and bubbly personality! xxx

    • Hi Anne! Thanks for the opportunity! I’m eternally grateful for that and the experience! I’ve been struggling to get people to take note of food blogs and understand what they are all about. Through Dinner Divas we’ve managed to do that! So Big Up! A lot of people have taken interest not only on food blogging but on Dinner Divas as well! I’m looking forward to seeing how many entries you guys are gonna get this year! xoxo!

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