The Lazy Makoti joins Jonathan Ball Publishers

The Lazy Makoti joins Jonathan Ball Publishers

Today Jonathan Ball announced that it has The Lazy Makoti has signed with the publisher for her new cookbook.

“Trained chef and award winning cookbook author, Mogau Seshoene, has joined (our) ranks”, the publisher announced.

Photo: Nardus Engelbrecht

Mogau Seshoene is a trained chef and award winning cookbook author. She founded The Lazy Makoti in 2014 after leaving the corporate world to focus on her love for food.

What began as lessons for a friend, a bride-to-be who was afraid of being labelled “The Lazy Makoti” (the lazy daughter-in-law) because she couldn’t cook, evolved into a business, and inspired its name. Through The Lazy Makoti, Mogau shares her passion for food and people through her live interactive cooking lessons and her widely followed social media.

In line with her desire to promote the role of food in maintaining South African culture and heritage, she hosted a season of a TV show entitled Cooks For Life on which she demonstrated easier and healthier ways to prepare African and South African cuisine.

Her debut  cookbook; The Lazy Makoti’s Guide to the Kitchen became a national winner for Best First Cookbook and Best Photography and went on to be declared “the best in the world” when she was awarded a Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2019 in Macau China. It is currently still the best selling cookbook in South Africa. She has now joined Woolworths Taste magazine as a regular contributor.

Her accolades include:

  • M&G top 200 Young South Africans list in 2015
  • Mandela Washington Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Stout, in the US 2016
  • Forbes Africa 30 under 30s list
  • Brand South Africa Play your Part Ambassador
  • USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Award
  • Gourmand World Cookbook Award recipient
  • Best Selling SA cookbook 2019/2020

Can’t wait to taste what Mogau has cooking!

Vuvu Vena


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