Mboweni is notorious for his cooking skills on Twitter, sharing his kitchen endeavours with his 882 800 followers.
Now it looks like his influence is growing with South African canned fish brand Lucky Star trying to reel him in./\r\n//\r\n/Mboweni often shares his love for Lucky Star products with his Twitter followers. The latest was when he posted a picture of the brand's pink salmon and said he needed to try it.
The brand retweeted this, stating that it is about to go down…in the kitchen.
It's about to go down, stay tuned for #TheTasteofHome from our culinary minster.
Welcome back.😉 https://t.co/Fr3860J0Am— Lucky Star (@LuckyStarSA) August 28, 2020
Twitter roasts Tito's chicken
In August Mboweni posted several pictures of his roast chicken cooking from start to finish and Twitter users could not resist roasting his chicken.
Even Mzansi celebrities like entertainer Somizi and rugby captain Siya Kolisi joined in the foodie fun.
South Africans roast Tito Mboweni's chicken post on Twitterhttps://www.thesouthafrican.com/lifestyle/tito-mboweni-chicken-roasted-on-twitter/embed/#
/\r\n/Lucky Star also joined in on the humour as they referenced August Alsina's and Jada Pinkett Smith's entanglement.
Entanglement trends on South African Twitter and here is whyhttps://www.thesouthafrican.com/lifestyle/entanglement-twitter-will-smith-jada-alsina/embed/#
The brand acknowledged Mboweni's chicken failure but assured him everything would be better now that he is "back home" with Lucky Star./\r\n//\r\n/
We saw that you got into a little "entanglement" with the roast chicken last week but it's good to have you back where you belong with #TheTasteofHome. 😉😋
Our one and only culinary minister is back! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/GbzMsVL11T— Lucky Star (@LuckyStarSA) August 28, 2020
Mboweni's love affair with garlic
One of the key ingredients in many, if not all, Mboweni dishes is garlic. His love for garlic is so famous that Tweeps have tease him for being the Minister of Garlic.
British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson recently posted a picture of her chicken with 40 cloves of garlic. That was all it took for South Africans to step up and say Mboweni may be on to something.
Boss @tito_mboweni, thank your lucky stars, you were there first!— Bovain Macnab (@bovainmacnab) August 30, 2020
/\r\n/He is aware of everyone's scrutiny of his garlic and so is Lucky Star, so it decided to supply Mboweni with a few recipe
Minister, we've got 3 recipes that you can try with garlic and pilchards in tomato sauce:
PILCHARD & BEAN WRAP:https://t.co/fgvpecFUPu
PILCHARD SHAKSHUKA:https://t.co/cxoxpFFdEJAugust 28, 2020
The minister's fishy story
It's not the first time Mboweni has been famous for his fishy tricks.
Pilchards 'n Pap: How Tito Mboweni became the 'Minister of Lucky Star'https://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/offbeat/tito-mboweni-lucky-star-pilchards-meme/embed/#
/\r\n//\r\n/He loves taking his followers on the journey of his cooking from start to finish with tips, tricks and instructions. Here is his Lucky Star adventure via a thread of pictures:
Let us give the “GARLIC GOONSQUARD” an opportunity to exhale. So onions, green pepper and garlic are in there. Final product coming. pic.twitter.com/wS24B7nEjH— Tito Mboweni (@tito_mboweni) August 28, 2020
Tomatoes ready now. Oh! Delivered by my friends. Now let us mix them. Do not overcook them. pic.twitter.com/c7FW3pe4Nf— Tito Mboweni (@tito_mboweni) August 28, 2020
Here we go! pic.twitter.com/Hbf39jDiDU— Tito Mboweni (@tito_mboweni) August 28, 2020
Open the can, clean up the fish and then mix with all other ingredients. Thats all. Now ready for dinner. Politics: not for me today. Easy going. pic.twitter.com/GKhBWw92V9— Tito Mboweni (@tito_mboweni) August 28, 2020
South African Twitter reacts
Of course, the Tweeps were here for it, with many reacting to The Minister's new dish.
Lucky star should make you their ambassador and have a cooking show called "Umgxabhiso by Tito Mboweni" pic.twitter.com/gfWxeZKkNR— King Nutty (@KingmeNutty) August 28, 2020
Fry us Minister, we are your eggs..🤣😂— Lebo🌷 (@kelebza02) August 28, 2020
You were rushing to tweet Minister, yho uyigebhulile iTomato yabantu yho yini kahaka pic.twitter.com/GTUpK0DOeT— Thando Ngemntu (@ThandoNgemntu) August 28, 2020
Were those tomatoes chopped with an axe pic.twitter.com/EbG6atj8k4— Petro (@Petro_Squell) August 28, 2020