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Corn Bread & Greens: Jozi Style

2 Reviews
Johannesburg, South Africa
$30 per guest

The Breakdown
Duration
4 hours
Category
Food

Insider Level
High

Activity Level
High
Good For
Why you should do this
In popular culture cornbread and greens are often tied to the African American food tradition of the southern United States, however this tradition took root first in Africa where maize and green vegetables were often the main staple foods across the continent. Enter Viva, a photographer and cultural preservationist who has a passion for cooking. True to migrant culture, Viva and his family brought their family's recipes with them when they moved to Soweto. Corn bread for him has turned from a means for survival to an art form you surely want to experience.
Meet Your Curator



Viva is the founder of Project Inflamed, a fashion and photography movement in the inner city focusing on street art. Working in collaboration with other South African creatives, Viva's experiences touch on his history as a migrant in South Africa, as a young artist, and storyteller, and as a person deeply centered in the human experience.
Why you should do this
In popular culture cornbread and greens are often tied to the African American food tradition of the southern United States, however this tradition took root first in Africa where maize and green vegetables were often the main staple foods across the continent. Enter Viva, a photographer and cultural preservationist who has a passion for cooking. True to migrant culture, Viva and his family brought their family's recipes with them when they moved to Soweto. Corn bread for him has turned from a means for survival to an art form you surely want to experience.
Meet Your Curator



Viva is the founder of Project Inflamed, a fashion and photography movement in the inner city focusing on street art. Working in collaboration with other South African creatives, Viva's experiences touch on his history as a migrant in South Africa, as a young artist, and storyteller, and as a person deeply centered in the human experience.
Corn Bread & Greens: Jozi Style
2 Reviews

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Reviews from people who’ve done this

2 Reviews
Cherae
19 Mar, 2019
Viva might be one of the most stylish people I've ever met but his true charm lies in his hospitality. Learning about his family heritage, his love for his mom, and experiencing that amazing cornbread made me feel like I was truly with a friend in Johannesburg.
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Shawn
30 Dec, 2019
This experience is an absolute must for anyone traveling to Johannesburg. Seriously. Do not miss this one. I have eaten in some of the best restaurants in town on my trip to Joburg, including Marble, and this has been my favorite dining experience. Viva will meet you and bring you to his family home in Soweto where you will have a proper home cooked meal. The food is delicious and fresh made with ingredients from the family's backyard garden. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Viva and his incredibly loving and welcoming family in their backyard to eat the food I watched Viva prepare. We enjoyed one another's company and conversation. I really felt like a member of Viva's family because they are so warm, generous, and kind. Treat yourself right and book this experience. You haven't really experienced Joburg or Africa until you have a home cooked meal here and share stories with people who have a different world view. It will change your life.
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Where We'll Meet
Maboneng Johannesburg

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