Personal chef to Madiba, Xoliswa Ndoyiya has just launched her cookery book Ukutya Kwasekhaya: Tastes from Nelson Mandela’s Kitchen.
Revealing the secret to her success in preparing meals for Madiba, his family and many guests who have visited the Mandela residence, Ndoyiya, who regards Madiba as her parent and leader said:
“The food that I have been feeding Tata does not have any secrets.
“The reason that I have had to come up with this book is because whenever the children or guests come to the house they always accuse me of having a secret,” said Ndoyiya whose first job was peeling potatoes and washing dishes.
“Now I am saying YES there is a secret – It’s love. I cook food with love.”
The cookbook contains a collection of more than 60 recipes that Ndoyiya has prepared over the last 19 years.