Cook­ing with mama

Celebs and their moms team up for an epic kitchen ex­pe­ri­ence.

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Co­me­dian Siv Ngesi is prov­ing to be a master in the kitchen. Sea­son 1 Fri­days SABC3 (*193) 21:00

Cheeky and out­spo­ken, co­me­dian Siv Ngesi changes into an an­gel when he’s in the com­pany of his mom “My Queen” Jac­que­line. That was the idea when 30-year-old Siv and TV per­son­al­ity Ash­ley Tay­lor came up with Jou Ma Se Chef (2016- cur­rent) – and it’s not just about cook­ing: the show re­veals another side to the celebs that we know and love when they’re in the kitchen with their moms.

What’s be­hind the name? Say it fast. It’s a bit of a play on MasterChef (2005- cur­rent). Ex­cept there are moms in­volved. How is Jou Ma Se Chef dif­fer­ent from other cook­ing shows? It’s not just about celebs and their moth­ers com­pet­ing against each other ev­ery episode. But we get to see how they are around their moms and cap­ture that vibe and truth­ful­ness that we never get to see. So how are you in the kitchen? I work too hard to cook. Don’t get me wrong: I can cook. I al­most be­came a chef af­ter do­ing home eco­nom­ics in school for five whole years. And what’s your favourite child­hood dish? Samp, beans and tripe. Sheep’s head is also a favourite, but that would all take too long to make on the show. Tell us about the kind of guests that you’re af­ter. Not ev­ery mother wants to be on TV, so that’s some­times tricky to work around. We don’t dis­crim­i­nate when it comes to celebri­ties [Laughs]. Who would you ide­ally like to have in your kitchen on the show? Bri­tish ac­tor Idris Elba. I worked with him [Siv played one of Nel­son Man­dela’s aides] in 2013

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