UK’s Maniera Magazine Featuring South African Food


I’ll tell you one thing, it is rewarding to get national recognition and acknowledgement for doing something you love….

Getting recognition on an international level is another thing.  It’s phenomenal!  Few weeks ago I received an email from a writer from Maniera Magazine, a lifestyle magazine in the UK.  She was fascinated about South African food and how it is represented on this blog.  Well, before receiving that email I’ve never heard of Maniera magazine so I did what I do best, I googled it and went through some of their past issues to see what they are about and get a feel of the magazine.  I ended up reading on their CEO, Thelma Lay.  It is interesting how she got into magazine editing and I was really inspired.

I’m featured as a culinary contributor in this month’s issue!  You should see the grin on my face!  It’s from ear to ear!  They asked for three recipes and wait for this, including a pap recipe!  In addition to the Pap recipe, I gave them the Chakalaka Chicken and Blueberry Township Scones recipes.

After all of that, they were so sweet and gave me a thank you gift, free 3 months subscriptions to share with my friends and family.  My friends and family are ecstatic! But you know what, a blogger is nothing without the readers.  So, I’m also giving away FIVE 3 month’s subscriptions to my readers!

Just like the post on my facebook page and from there I’ll put names in a hat and choose 5 people to get a free subscription.  LEGGO!

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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 ( 2 )

  • Flee

    This is absolutely amazingly exciting Thuli. Wow just now I’m going to have to ask for your autograph 😉 . LOL. Great to hear, and I tell you they def got some great recipe’s from you. Unfortunately do not have access to FB, so cant “like” you. But know we do Lurve your work lol…

    Have a super dooper fantastic day


    • Hi Flee! Thank you for always visiting and for your comments! Don’t worry about not having FB. For you I’ll make an exception. Please check your emails! 🙂 Enjoy!

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