Who is Menzi?

Menzi is an average guy who occasionally cooks average food, and posts average photos of his food on Instagram. If you are reading this, you are either a friend/family member, or you have been on my Instagram page and would like to see what this average guy is all about. Either way, thank you for stopping by :)

What does Khabako mean?

It's hard to explain. Most people from Southern Africa (Nguni people) have an extended last name which takes the form of a 'song'. These 'songs' are often recited when thanking someone or even greeting someone. Each surname has it's own unique 'song' that narrates the family's history, heroism, events etc. In my case, the 'song' extension associated with my last name begins with the name of a significant ancestor of ours, Khabako

Wow, that's interesting. Tell me more?

Sadly, that's the best description I can give. I would have to assemble a panel of experts who know much more than myself. The usage of such 'songs' is a dying practice.  

That's alright. What is your last name by the way?

That's none of your business :)

I feel like we're digressing. Are you a professional cook or baker?

Like I said, Menzi is an average bloke who cooks/bakes average food. He often posts average photos of his food on Instagram. However, he is very passionate about cooking and baking. 

I saw an average food post on your Instagram, but I don't see the recipe here. Could you please send me the recipe?

Let me start by thanking you for your interest and support. I really appreciate it. Having said that, I am still quite new to all of this. I ask for your patience as I work on the finer details of setting up this site. It's a slightly steep learning curve. However, I am doing my best to upload all recipes this this site. 

What filters do you use?

I don’t use any filters for my food photography. I do however use Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC for editing my shots.   

What camera do you use to take your photographs?

I do most of my food photography using a Fujifilm X-T1 mirrorless digital camera. Occasionally, I will use my Samsung S7 edge smartphone.  


Thank you for swinging by! 

If you have any questions, comments, or anything that you would like to share, please do not hesitate to reach out via email at info@khabako.com