A virtual memorial service for chef and award-winning author, Dorah Sitole, will be held on Thursday.
The former True Love Food Editor and stylist died at a hospital in Johannesburg on Sunday.
She was 67 years old.
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Sitole’s death has been described as a huge loss to the culinary industry.
Her colleagues have described her as an African culinary queen, iconic and warm.
Just a few months ago, Mam’Dorah as she is affectionately known, launched her book titled: 40 years of Iconic Food.
The SABC’s Trendz Travel show spoke to the late chef in November 2020 shortly after the book launch:
She grew up in Soweto and started working straight after high school.
Sitole later trained as a Cordon Bleu Chef and travelled around Africa where she got inspiration for her cookbooks.
She has bagged a number of awards, including the Inaugural President’s Award in 2007.
Sitole lauded as an African food advocate: