Can Chopped SA cut it?
E.tv’s smash telenovela, Ashes To Ashes, will reach its season climax on Thursday. In true Namane style, it promises to be the most dramatic episode yet. So far, death has been good to the family that runs the popular and prosperous Namane Funerals. But drama was stirred up when Mpho, who Chopped South Africa Food Network (DStv channel 175) Wednesday, 8pm It’s hard enough to produce a three-course meal under the best of circumstances, but imagine doing that under the scrutiny of the public and three judges. In each episode of Chopped South Africa, four contestants must cook off against is married to Tsietsi Namane, started developing feelings for his brother, Monwabisi. When Tsietsi found out about the affair, it didn’t go down well. Now that Mpho has been sucked into the Namanes’ web of lies, deception and power, will she honour her lifelong commitment to Tsietsi, or will she follow her heart and run into Monwabisi’s arms? Make sure to tune in to catch all the drama. – Grethe Koen each other for the chance to win R40 000 in prize money. Cooking shows are all the rage in South Africa right now, with MasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen and My Kitchen Rules pulling in big numbers. Unfortunately, the South African versions are never quite as thrilling as their US or UK counterparts. Let’s hope Chopped South Africa breaks the mould. – Grethe Koen
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THE JUDGES Jenny Morris, David van Staden and Siba Mtongana