Alert: Tito Mboweni is cooking again. Hide your garlic.
- Tito Mboweni appears to be in the kitchen again.
- The Twitter cooking sensation (and finance minister) tends to leave his audience fascinated, but aghast.
- Hide your garlic, and look away if you are of a sensitive disposition when it comes to the abuse of innocent ingredients.
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Tito Mboweni, the Twitter cooking sensation and also finance minister, appears to be cooking again.
(Mboweni eschews the use of Twitter threads, so if you want to follow along in real time, you'll have to keep an eye on his profile for updates.)
Be warned, though, that garlic is typically harmed in the making of any Mboweni dish – even if he claims a reduction.
Still, those with a sensitive disposition when it comes to the treatment of other ingredients – and the visual presentation of food online – may also want to avoid proceedings.
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Mboweni is typically a one-course cook, at least as far as he documents his work on Twitter, with the rare desert, but no sign of starters.
Though an undeniably enthusiastic cook and entertaining presenter of his efforts, it is Mboweni's cavalier towards the conventions of cooking that typically draws the most comment. That includes creating dishes that consist, by volume, mostly of unchopped garlic, and an enduring love of tinned fish of several varieties.
Here is what we know about Tito Mboweni's previous documented outbreaks of public cooking.
Mboweni has a penchant for stews, and not just of the fish variety.
But fish stew come around again and again.
Whole chickens have several times been sacrificed in bizarre rituals that Mboweni seems to consider cooking.
Desert options include an alleged banana split.
Mboweni does not go in for such fripperies as cherries, cream, or sprinkles.
Mboweni, whose father was a chef at a Johannesburg hotel, has previously slated "very, very important people" who don't cook for themselves.
Those who consider themselves too important, VVIPs, usually subcontract THINKING. They cannot cook!! We, rank and file, cook. We are NOT VVIPs. We are the People!!— Tito Mboweni (@tito_mboweni) May 28, 2019
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