By CityLife Arts Writer
Mzansi’s number one tin stuff , KOO is back after a successful season 1 with another colourful season of SA’s No1 reality and favourite cooking show Colour Your Plate With KOO. Set to unearth the country’s next cooking star, the show is slated to air its first episode on the 6th of September at 7pm on SABC 2.
Viewers and food enthusiasts alike are in for a culinary treat like no other as world-renowned celebrity chef, Reuben Riffel and nutritionist Author Ramoroka return to their judging thrones as they journey to crown this year’s culinary superstar. The cooking show will also re-introduce South Africans to the KOO Colour Your Plate campaign, which seeks to educate all South Africans on preparing well balanced meals using KOO products to promote healthier eating habits by adding 2 fruits and 3 vegetables to their daily diets , enjoy a splash of colour and nourishment to their everyday meals.
“We are so excited to be back for another season of Colour Your Plate with KOO. Our first season was well-received as we were able to give food lovers the platform to express their love for food and showcase their creativity in the kitchen using staples, heritage products from KOO that we all grew up loving. Nutrition has always remained our primary currency as a brand and with this show, we are able to not only introduce the country to a bevy of untapped talented cooks, but we are also educating the nation on taking up healthier eating habits – especially coming out of a global pandemic where good health remains a key objective.” Said KOO Marketing Manager Neo Dikamotse.
“We are also using the show to not only entertain and expose viewers to talents confined in kitchens, but to educate South Africans on a healthy and balanced diet through new our brand promise which seeks to make eating better easier for everyone.Through this, we are encouraging people to pick up better eating habits without compromising on their favourite meals but adding some healthy and nutritious colour to their plates using some of our most loved and trusted offerings from KOO.
“Colour is key to your health, as the colours of fruit and vegetables are often linked to the nutrients, vitamins and minerals they contain. Eating a variety of fruit and vegetables daily helps you stay healthy, while you reap their nutrition and health benefits,” says Arthur Ramoroka, Tiger Brands’ Company Nutritionist.
“My advice is always to try eat a combination colours throughout the day, such as peaches and apricots with your porridge at breakfast, red and green vegetables in a salad during lunch, and purple and orange vegetables alongside your starch and protein for dinner. Legumes, such as baked beans, are also packed with fibre, which is essential for digestive wellbeing and to keep you regular,” he continues.
Viewers are in for a visual treat as the show’s judges Reuben Riffel and Arthur Ramoroka will be joined weekly by celebrity guest judges who will help in selecting finalists nutritious in the pursuit to crown Mzansi’s next cooking star. Some of the celebrity guest judges set to make an appearance on the show include social media personality Lasizwe Dambuza, Radio and Television personality Pearl Modiadie, and renowned chef Lazy Makoti.
The 13-episode edutainment show will air every Tuesday at 7pm on SABC 2 where viewers will witness the contestants showcase their culinary skills and navigating the show’s weekly challenges to see how everyday South Africans who love food make eating better easier with KOO with unseen /behind the scene footage on our digital platforms.
Stay tuned and be part of the conversation on KOO’s social media pages on Facebook: @KOOFoodZA, Twitter: @Koo_Food, Instagram: @Koofoodsa and follow the official hashtags [#UzogcwalangeKOO] and [#ColourYourPlateWithKOO]