From Bobotie to Bunny Chow: Oprah’s South African Inspired Thanksgiving Dinner Excites Mzansi

From Bobotie to Bunny Chow: Oprah’s South African Inspired Thanksgiving Dinner Excites Mzansi

  • Thanksgiving is an age-old tradition in the United States and Oprah Winfrey decided to have a South African-inspired meal
  • From bunny chow to bobotie, Oprah had a variety of local dishes that impressed tons of South African citizens
  • The post was reshared from Instagram to Twitter numerous times as locals shared their thoughts about the hearty meal

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The time-honoured tradition of Thanksgiving, celebrated by citizens of the United States on 25 November, was done a little differently this year by the inspirational Oprah Winfrey. The media personality invited a few South African guests to a Thanksgiving dinner.

Oprah, with the help of her chef Raymond Weber, brought the taste of Africa to the tongues of those around her with recreations of traditional South African dishes.

An Instagram post by the former talk show host had Mzansi drooling as Oprah moved her camera from one mouthwatering dish to another. Actor and producer Thando Dhlomo, as well as actress Nomzamo Mbatha, came into the shot as they amped each other up.

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Oprah had a South African inspired Thanksgiving and peeps are loving it. Image: @oprah
Source: Instagram

The Instagram post was shared by Twitter user @makhondlovu. She captioned the post with:

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“Oprah’s Thanksgiving lunch. Look at this South African cuisine, give me the peri-peri chicken and the chakalaka! You think they made pap?”

Take a look at her post and some responses below:

@literockstar said:

"Oh yay… But where’s the coleslaw and the beetroot and malva pudding?"

@Swazi031 shared:

"I want to be friends with Oprah."

@MilesNgcobo commented:

"She’s Zulu and no one can take that away from her."

@BlackNgamla wrote:

"How come I don't get an invite to Oprah's? I can make a mean braai (barbecue) myself...?"

@6fthighnrising replied with:

"Wow. The food looks delicious. And the room is full of joy."

@MamaGwentoo added:

"This is absolutely beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving with the South African girls. Enjoy!"

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In other Thanksgiving news, Briefly News reported that a man who was accidentally invited for a thanksgiving dinner by a grandmother in 2016 is keeping the tradition going by visiting her annually.

They figured it was a mistake after sending selfies of each other, and Hinton asked if he could still go over for the dinner. Since then, Hinton has been spending thanksgiving with the grandma.

On 14 November, Hinton took to Twitter announcing that they are still celebrating the day together. He shared a screenshot of an invite from his new gran inviting him and his girlfriend Mikaela and his family over.

Source: Briefly News

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