Cape Town Cookbook Bags Award

South African chef, Zola Nene bagged top honours at the annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in China on Thursday.

The Gourmand Awards, a global food culture event, are renowned for pushing taste buds a step further each year. The awards see cooks, chefs, foodies, culinary writers, and food experts from all over the world come together at the annual gourmand for a celebration of food and culture.

Zola Nene. Image courtesy of Twitter

This year, South Africa’s culinary darling, Zola Nene, the star of Mzansi Magic's 'Celeb Feasts with Zola' scooped top honours at the annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. With two cookbooks under her belt, Nene has bagged the world’s best English cookbook by a TV celebrity chef award for her second book, Simply Zola. The award follows Nene’s previous win at the awards for her debut, Simply Delicious. Nene's second cookbook includes recipes for unpretentious dishes that are big on flavour, but simple to make. She had this to say in an Instagram post:

“Thanks to everyone who was rooting for me for this win! Wow…That’s two books both winning International awards. No pressure for the third book, hey?”

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