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 9

Dinner Deadline

It's Siba Mtongana against the clock as she whips up a fabulous impromptu Italian-inspired dinner. Her husband, Brian, is bringing a friend for an after-work meal and Siba's got it covered with Pesto Chicken Penne, Harissa Ciabatta and a pantry raid's inspiration for a fast Puttanesca Salad. Siba's on a deadline and she's going to make it.

Tuesday
Mar 14
7:30am | 6:30c
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 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 3

Perfect Cape Town Picnic

It's picnic time in Cape Town and Siba Mtongana's packing up the boys, a big basket of great food and heading out to eat alfresco. She's making golden crispy Crumbed Chicken Strips, Perfect Picnic Pasta Salad and individual Mediterranean-style salads in jars. Then to wrap up a perfect Cape Town picnic, divine chocolate Cheats Truffles.

Tuesday
Aug 8
8am | 7c
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 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
Season 1, Episode 7

Cape Crusader

Siba Mtongana's serving up a fabulous Cape Town-inspired Saturday brunch for friends. With Banana and Cranberry Weekend Granola, delicious Cape Town Tarts, a Siba twist on "ham and eggs" and to go with them a warm Market Salad with fabulous fresh ingredients from the coolest market in Cape Town.

Tuesday
Nov 14
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 9

Dinner Deadline

It's Siba Mtongana against the clock as she whips up a fabulous impromptu Italian-inspired dinner. Her husband, Brian, is bringing a friend for an after-work meal and Siba's got it covered with Pesto Chicken Penne, Harissa Ciabatta and a pantry raid's inspiration for a fast Puttanesca Salad. Siba's on a deadline and she's going to make it.

Tuesday
Nov 14
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 14
9am | 8c
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.

Thursday
Feb 15
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

Perfect Cape Town Picnic

It's picnic time in Cape Town and Siba Mtongana's packing up the boys, a big basket of great food and heading out to eat alfresco. She's making golden crispy Crumbed Chicken Strips, Perfect Picnic Pasta Salad and individual Mediterranean-style salads in jars. Then to wrap up a perfect Cape Town picnic, divine chocolate Cheats Truffles.

Thursday
Feb 15
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Thursday
Feb 15
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 7

Cape Crusader

Siba Mtongana's serving up a fabulous Cape Town-inspired Saturday brunch for friends. With Banana and Cranberry Weekend Granola, delicious Cape Town Tarts, a Siba twist on "ham and eggs" and to go with them a warm Market Salad with fabulous fresh ingredients from the coolest market in Cape Town.

Monday
Mar 26
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 4

Date Night

It's Thursday so it's date night for Siba Mtongana and her husband, Brian. She's making his favorite foods, easy stuffed Baked Salmon and Crushed Herby Potatoes followed by Cranberry Nut Cookies with Ice Cream and Passion Fruit Sauce. Brian has some romantic surprises up his sleeve for a delicious dinner under the stars.

Monday
Mar 26
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.

Monday
Mar 26
8am | 7c
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.

Monday
Mar 26
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Monday
Mar 26
9am | 8c
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!

Monday
Mar 26
9:30am | 8:30c

Most Popular Recipes

All Siba's Table Recipes

Pesto Chicken Penne

Chakalaka

7-Colour Rice

Harissa Ciabatta

Potjiekos

Sweet Sticky Ribs

Slow Roast Lamb with Mint Mustard Gravy

Mfino Fritters

Asian Glazed Gammon

Ginger and Coriander Corn Salad

Weekend Granola

Banana Split Sandwich

Sticky Chicken Winglets

Siba's Sunday Trifle

Spicy Grilled Corn

Pap Cakes

Avocado and Red Bean Salad

Pesto Chicken Penne

Smoked Tomato Relish

Puttanesca Salad

Sushi Rice

Warm Market Salad

Asian Slaw Dressing

Cheat Truffles

Crushed Herby Potatoes

Peanut Butter Brownies

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

About the Host

Siba Mtongana

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