“Cooked in Africa”

The Cooked in Africa Production Company has been a supporter of WWF-SASSI for over half a decade and this year marks the fifth successive season that they have invited a WWF-SASSI representative onto the set of their award winning outdoor cooking series Ultimate Braai Master.

The collaboration has seen WWF-SASSI incorporated into episodes shot in the most iconic seascapes around our coastline, from the West Coast town of Paternoster all the way round our coastline to Sodwana Bay in the iSimangaliso National Park.

Season five is currently airing on eTV every Sunday at 4pm and is watched by nearly 2 million people. Chris Kastern from WWF-SASSI joined this year’s Ultimate Braai Master contestants on the Wild Coast and got to teach them about responsible oyster and mussel foraging in the mouth of the Kobonqaba River.

After that it was off to the Wavecrest Hotel to find some hidden FiSHTORY historical fishing images and to talk about throwing some WWF-SASSI Green-list fish, wrapped in wet newspaper, over the coals. (The set then moved South to Seagulls Resort where the contestants joined Chris for a beach hike to the infamous Jacaranda shipwreck, along the way they got to wet a line and were shown how to become citizen scientists by logging their catch on the recreational fishing website, CatchReport.

Thanks to Justin Bonello and his crew for once again encouraging South Africans to choose Green-list seafood for their braai!

(c) Photo: Louis Hiemstra Photography