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Guest Columnist in Waitrose Weekend with my Coconut Fish Curry with Scotch bonnet & Makrut Lime Leaves.

Coconut Fish Curry with Scotch bonnet & Makrut Lime Leaves in Waitrose. 🥥🍅🍃  

On the cover of Guardian Feast

My recipe as a cover girl on The Guardian Feast. Watermelon Kachumbari with Hibiscus & Citrus & Strawberry & Scotch Bonnet Jam with Nigella Seeds. Get the recipes here!

National Geographic Traveller Food Festival

Appearing at the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival on 15th of July 2023

On the cover of BBC Gardeners’ World

In this blooming edition, I share tips for growing food in limited spaces/  

Now On BBC Radio 4 The Kitchen Cabinet

Joining BBC Radio 4 as a pannelist on The Kitchen Cabinet!

Guest Chef at RHS Festival of Flavours

RHS Ambassadors Lerato & Manoj Malde Opening the first ever Festival of Flavours at the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens in Bridgewater near Manchester ~ “It was exciting to cook live using wonderful seasonal vegetables from the kitchen garden, talking to visitors about learning to grow their own food,  and maximising flavours...

Africana Masterclass at the Garden Museum

Be one of the first to cook from AFRICANA cookbook with me in a masterclass at the beautiful Garden Museum in London. Click above to book your place.   

Africana Demo with Lerato at Topping & Co, Bath

Join me on a booktour stop at the iconic Topping & Co bookstore in Bath for stories and tastes from Lagos to London and Beyond, as we explore recipes from accross Africa.  

Coast Magazine Interview

Read my interview in the lovely Coast Magazine, connecting my African roots to life in the U.K. and bringing people together for memorable feasts.  

New Year Feature in BBC Good Food Magazine

  Thrilled to be featured in the January 2022 edition of BBC Good Food Magazine. Make sure you grab a copy and see what all the delicious news in Melissa’s Column amongst - Things to make you smile in 2022!

Live Demo at RHS Taste of Autumn 2021

      Join me at the beautiful RHS Wisely gardens (The UK’s biggest gardening charity) for a live cookery demo at Taste of Autumn 2021. To celebrate the new and fantastic RHS Hilltop - The Home of Gardening Science.  Grab your tickets here

Lerato x Tesco Pie Recipe

        Collaboration with Tesco creating a recipe for their recipe finder tool. When Tesco asked me to create a recipe for their ‘What can I cook with this…’ series, to inspire cooks with using puff pastry and their new recipe finder tool, I immediately thought of the Nigerian meat...

Launch of Virtual Masterclass with Recipe Kits

Following the launch of our virtual cookery classes in 2020, I am excited to announce the launch of our virtual cookery classes with the option of recipe kits available for delivery UK nationwide. Now you can travel across the world one recipe at a time and in the comfort of your own homes,...

Lerato x Tilda Rice In New Recipe Book

Find my recipe and lots more amazing recipes in Tilda Rice New Cook Book celebrating 50 years of amazing grains. All proceed will be donated to charity. Grab your copy now.

Welcome To Food Club

Travel the world one recipe at a time. Join us at our virtual Free Food Club as we cook, eat, drink and make merry together from the comfort of our homes. Sign up for updates and weekly login details. 

Signed to Bev James Management and Literary Agency

Exciting News! I have just been signed to Bev James Management and Literary Agency. A dynamic team that represents some of the best talent. The team will represent my work with corporate partnerships, books, television and more. Exciting times ahead.