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Zola Nene

Chef Zola Nene's culinary career spans over 10 years, and started during her 2 year study gap in the UK. She started out as a hot section chef, then as a head pastry chef in Cheshire during her stint, before returning home to South Africa, where she immediately enrolled at the Institution of Culinary Arts. She has worked as a catering manager, and as a Food stylist on Expresso Morning Show, and has also worked as the resident Chef both on and off air until December 2017. In 2019, Chef Zola's cooking show called "Celeb Feasts with Zola" debuted, and she also appeared as a judge on The Great South African Bake Off, a guest finale judge on My Kitchen Rules South Africa and the Cast of Wedding Bashers.

Apart from cooking on TV, Chef Zola also develops recipes and does food styling for publications, and has her own published, award-winning cookbooks 'Simply Delicious' (2016) and 'Simply Zola' (2018.) In this Masterclass series, Chef Zola will be showcasing authentic and traditional South African dishes.

Video Description

South Africa is known for it's diversity in culture, and the cuisine that takes it's influence from these many cultures. Zola Nene is a South African chef, TV personality and author who's passion is South African cooking.

Join Chef Zola in this online cooking masterclass as she makes traditional, authentic South African dishes.

In this episode you willl learn how to make a Boerewors roll. Boerewors, literally translated to "Farmer Sausage" is a type of sausage originating from South Africa. A hugely important part of South African cuisine, this masterclass is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about South African cuisine, or just discover a new delicious meal for entertaining. 


1 coil boerewors

6 hot dog rolls

Soft butter

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, sliced

1 chilli, deseeded and chopped

1 tsp paprika

300g fresh tomatoes, chopped

2 tbsp sugar

Salt and pepper to taste


Cook the boerewors in a pan or on the braai until done – then cover with foil to keep warm.

In a pan, heat olive oil then add onion chilli, until onions have softened.

Add the paprika, tomatoes, sugar and seasoning, then simmer gently for 15 minutes until the tomatoes break down.

Cut a slit on the top of the hot dog rolls and spread with butter.

Place the boerewors into the bun, then spoon over some relish to serve.

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