Siba Mtongana shares the rich fusion culture of modern South African food. She gives the traditional recipes she grew up with a totally modern twist, while an injecting them with international flavors.
Season 1, Episode 8

Cape Town Adventures

Siba Mtongana's writing an article about food adventures and we're with her every step of the way. First she shakes up her mother's Potjiekos, a traditional South African stew cooked over fire. Second, she's challenging top chef Luke Dale Roberts to cook using three mystery ingredients. Then it's the scoop on the cool Cape Town food truck scene, before rounding off a day of adventures with her favorite guilty pleasure, a Banana Split Sandwich.

Tuesday
Mar 14
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 1

Siba's Table

Siba Mtongana's musician friends are in town, so she's jazzing up weekend lunch with a farmers' market-inspired feast. Taking center stage is a show-stopping Chicken Salad with Bacon Wrapped Greens, and Herbed Mushroom Tin Loaves with Onion Chive Cream Cheese on the side. For dessert, tempting and sweet Coconut Macaroons!

Tuesday
Mar 14
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Challenge Siba

Siba Mtongana's set herself three unique challenges. First, turning everyday cheese into simple and dazzling salads: Mozzarella's starring in an Antipasti Salad platter and Camembert's center stage in an amazing savory fruit salad. Then, it's a culinary duel as she challenges Luke Dale Roberts, one of South Africa's top chefs, to make lunch with mystery ingredients. Finally, it's all about guilty pleasures as Siba raises the stakes on naughty with the most incredible Fried Ice Cream.

Saturday
Jun 17
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Make It Modern

It's all about making things modern and Siba Mtongana is giving Seared Tuna and Crushed Wheat Salad a fresh spin. Then she's exploring the Cape Town Asian food and flavor explosion by whipping up incredible Sweet Sticky Ribs. Next it's a whistle stop tour of culinary hot spot Bree Street, with a Lemon Posset master class from top chef Liam Tomlin. Then Siba's wrapping things up at Spanish tapas joint La Parada, which inspires Gazpacho with Chorizo, and makes a perfect rendezvous spot for a cocktail with her husband.

Saturday
Jun 17
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 7

Superfast Sunday

Siba Mtongana's throwing a superfast Sunday lunch with an Asian vibe for friends. There's Surf and Turf, starring a fabulous roast fillet, amazing fried calamari and a fragrant sauce made in minutes, and on the side a quick Asian Ribbon Salad and Cheat's Sushi Rice. It's washed down with a Sunday Sunshine Virgin Cocktail that's got real va va voom!

Saturday
Jun 17
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Summer Days

Siba Mtongana is writing an article about summer cooking, sharing secrets and favorite recipes. Summer means casual and alfresco so there's got to be great ideas for grilling. She's got delicious dressings, a dip for easy entertaining, fabulous fruity drinks and a dazzling dessert that's speedy and stunning. It's Siba's essential guide to summer cooking.

Saturday
Jun 17
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

First Date Anniversary

Romance is in the air at Siba and Brian Mtongana's first date anniversary dinner. This year, they're going with an American spin on the grill, with towering Cobb Salad Burgers and Strawberries on Sticks. There are heart-shaped Peanut Butter Brownies, Virgin Pomegranate Mojitos and a picnic in the car at a surprise location.

Tuesday
Aug 8
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Viva Africa

Siba Mtongana's packing up fabulous local dishes with a twist to take to a South African-themed potluck. There are juicy sirloin Sosaties grilled by her husband, Brian, tasty savory Pap Cakes with a Sweet and Sour Relish and fabulous Beautiful Beet Salad with nut-coated goat's cheese balls.

Tuesday
Aug 8
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Challenge Siba

Siba Mtongana's set herself three unique challenges. First, turning everyday cheese into simple and dazzling salads: Mozzarella's starring in an Antipasti Salad platter and Camembert's center stage in an amazing savory fruit salad. Then, it's a culinary duel as she challenges Luke Dale Roberts, one of South Africa's top chefs, to make lunch with mystery ingredients. Finally, it's all about guilty pleasures as Siba raises the stakes on naughty with the most incredible Fried Ice Cream.

Tuesday
Aug 8
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 1

Cape Town Catch Up

It's a big family gathering to celebrate Siba Mtongana's baby turning six months old with family flying in and a three generation catch-up. Siba is making a delicious easy feast with sticky Asian Glazed Gammon, Ginger and Coriander Corn Salad and a perfect no-cook Cheesecake for dessert. Family, food and a great reason to celebrate.

Tuesday
Sep 19
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 2

Cape Town Braai

Siba Mtongana is firing up the grill for a fabulous surf and turf braai. There are flame-grilled Tuna Steaks and juicy Pork Chops marinated in her signature BBQ sauce, spicy Grilled Corn, fuss-free Braai'd Baby Potatoes and a Smoked Tomato Relish that's perfect with grilled food. Husband Brian's on the braai and Siba's all fired up.

Tuesday
Sep 19
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Color Sunday

For Siba Mtongana, Sunday wouldn't be Sunday without a fabulous seven color lunch table laden with seven colors of food. There's incredible Slow Roast Lamb with a Divine Mint-Mustard Gravy and Seven-Color Rice followed by a showstopping Sunday Trifle that's unbelievably easy.

Tuesday
Sep 19
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 6

Shortcut Supper

Siba Mtongana throws together a fabulous last-minute supper party for her best friend who's flying into Cape Town. She's sharing all her secrets for fast and easy entertaining from buying the meat from the coolest barbecue place in town, served with South African classic Chakalaka to the ultimate standby Avocado and Red Bean Salad and a fantastic speedy Ice Cream Cake. No notice is no problem.

Tuesday
Sep 19
9:30am | 8:30c

Most Popular Recipes

All Siba's Table Recipes

Ginger and Coriander Corn Salad

Pesto Chicken Penne

Pineapple Cooler

Sweet Sticky Ribs

Seawater-Steamed Langoustines, Robatta-Grilled Asparagus and Pan-Seared Hake with Smoked-Cinnamon Beurre Noisette

Banana Split Sandwich

Peppadew Dip

Onion Chive Cream Cheese

Baba Ganoush

Pap Cakes

Siba's Sundowner

Pesto Chicken Penne

Chakalaka

Harissa Ciabatta

Juicy Meatball Pittas

Puttanesca Dressing

Rooibos-Smoked Snoek

Mediterranean Dressing

Avocado and Red Bean Salad

Chicken Salad with Bacon-Wrapped Greens

Tropical Pavlova

Speedy Ice Cream Cake

Perfect Picnic Pasta Salad

Stuffed Roast Pork with Apple Gravy

Seared Tuna and Crushed Wheat Salad

Fruity Camembert Salad

Cobb Salad Burger

About the Host

Siba Mtongana

A young and dynamic food enthusiast, Siba has brought style and charisma to South African TV.