Departed author and chef Mam’Dorah described as a trailblazer, iconic and warm


Tributes continue to pour in for the late chef and award-winning author, Dorah Sitole.

The former True Love Magazine Editor and stylist died at a hospital in Johannesburg on Sunday.

She was 67 years old.

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Journalist Lerato Mogoatlhe has described Sitole as an icon. “Mme Dorah is a trail-blazer and an icon. Her work created its own lane and what a glorious and powerful lane it is. She inspired generations. Rest in peace.”

Members of thei say they are still grappling with the news of her death. Cookbook author, Sam Linsell, says her death is a loss to the food industry.

“Just heard the terrible news about the death of SA food icon Dorah Sitole. She was always so warm and kind to me over the years. This is so very sad and such a loss to our food community.”

Award-winning magazine editor Sbu Mpungose says: “Many years ago Mam’ D welcomed me to True Love. She was magnanimous, warm and as a food editor, nobody could touch her. She shared her knowledge generously. I had recently met her daughter and I told her how phenomenal her mother is.”

Just a few months ago, Mam Dorah as she is affectionately known, launched her book titled: Forty years of Iconic Food.

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.

Source: sabcnews