Africa On a Plate premieres on BET this November


Mouth-watering cooking with a hint of travel and a dash of culture are the tasty ingredients served up by BET’s new cooking and lifestyle programme, Africa on a Plate.

Host and head chef Lentswe Bhengu, and guest host Zama Memela will travel the length and breadth of the continent on a culinary journey that introduces viewers to the glorious food culture of Africa.

Whether it’s learning about Nigerian street food, exploring the spice history of Zanzibar or delving into the Souks of Marrakesh, Lentswe and Zama stop at nothing in their quest to explore the diverse flavours and textures of the continent.

While hunting down exotic ingredients or being inspired by people along the way, Lentswe and Zama cook by the side of the road, in the bush, and in the cities they visit before returning home to serve up their own interpretations of the dishes they have encountered.

Africa on a Plate runs two episodes back-to-back every on BET (DStv 129) starting 5 November at 17:15.

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Chanelle Ellaya is the editor of Screen Africa. She completed her BA Journalism degree at the University of Johannesburg in 2011. While writing is her passion, she has a keen interest in the media in various capacities. Chanelle is an avid social media networker and a firm believer in the power of social and online networking. Between writing and tweeting, she finds time to feed her love for live music.


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