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Food Network EMEA signs up Siba

South African chef Sibahle Mtongana, known as Siba, will team up with Food Network EMEA for a cooking show that will air throughout Africa, Europe and the Middle East in 2013.
August 30, 2012

South African chef Sibahle Mtongana, known as Siba, has signed on board with Food Network EMEA, for a cooking show that will air throughout Africa, Europe and the Middle East in 2013.

The channel’s latest locally commissioned series on DStv in South Africa will star Mtongana, one of the youngest food editors in the country, who recently starred on MNet’s Cooking with Siba (pictured).

She specializes in recipe development, food writing and styling and will help to develop the show with the Food Network. Filming is expected to start early next year.

“Food Network is always on the look out for fresh new talent in South Africa and Siba certainly fits the bill. She’s dynamic, passionate about food, and audiences love her – everything that’s important to the Food Network brand,” said Nick Thorogood, SVP of content and marketing for Food Network EMEA.

“It’s really one of those things that most people only dream of; hence I am humbled and forever grateful for this amazing opportunity to share my passion for food with viewers in more than 85 countries!” added Siba.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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