South Africa’s Culinary Princess

Chef Lorna Maseko works to inspire young women in South Africa.
Lorna Maseko was the first black ballerina to ever perform a principal role in South African theaters. Today, she’s a famous TV chef working to empower women. Photo: Linus Sundahl-Djerf

Chef and entrepreneur Lorna Maseko joined us in Stockholm during the annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019. In the Faces of Food podcast, she opens up to journalist Corby Kummer about her former career as a professional ballet dancer and her relationship with food.
Lorna Maseko was the first black ballerina to ever perform a principal role in South African theaters. After growing up in the humble township of Alexandria, she suddenly got to travel around the world and represent her country. The journey introduced her to the world of food, where she felt inspired and empowered to entertain others through her passion for culinary arts.
Food writer Corby Kummer meets food lover Lorna Maseko in the Faces of Food podcast recorded on the sidelines at  EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019. Photo: Linus Sundahl-Djerf
Today, Lorna is a famous TV chef and a part of Global Citizen’s Chef Manifesto, which is an initiative through the Global Citizen program to extinguish world hunger by the year 2030 through sustainable food practices.
Tune in to the Faces of Food podcast to find out how Lorna and other food heroes are driving healthy and sustainable food change all over the world. The podcast is available on AppleSpotifyCastboxOvercast or your preferred platform.
Lorna Maseko and Michael Adé Elégbèdé had a engaging conversation about how chefs can lead action for a healthy and biodiverse future during the EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2019. Photo: Linus Sundahl-Djerf

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