Fatima Sydow dead and obituary, cookbook author and TV personality passed away

Fatima Sydow crafted her initial 100-liter pot of curry at just 16, igniting a passion for sharing her beloved recipes. Prior to gracing television screens, she amassed a global following through her Facebook page, Cape Malay Cooking with Fatima Sydow.

Transporting us back to the summer of 1980 in Mannenberg, nestled in the Cape Flats, often dubbed the gangster areas, Fatima reminisces about the vibrant community and rows of three-story flats where life unfolded amidst shared washing lines adorned with a colorful array of clean laundry. Here, in the heart of Mannenberg, her culinary journey began.

From assisting her mother in preparing meals for large gatherings, Fatima evolved into the proprietor of her own catering company. Yet, an innate desire to impart the warmth and familial connection she experienced through food persisted.

To fulfill this calling, she launched the Facebook page, Cape Malay Cooking with Fatima Sydow, which swiftly gained widespread popularity. Encouraged by the response, she took the bold step to self-publish her inaugural book, “The Journey of Cape Malay Cooking with Fatima Sydow.”

This endeavor opened doors to numerous opportunities, including hosting a cooking show titled “Kaap, kerrie and koesisters” and the publication of their first book. As Fatima embarks on future adventures, she eagerly anticipates the unfolding chapters of her culinary journey.

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