Hi, I am Sam and this is my recipe and food photography blog. I’m a passionate cook that decided to quit corporate slavery 6 years ago and build my dream life around food creativity.
Cooking and baking have been my biggest adventures and consumed me for as long as I can remember. I’m now a professional food stylist, recipe developer and food photographer hunting down the delicious things in life. The internet is my natural habitat, and Drizzle and Dip is my home. Thanks for stopping by as I nurture what I love to do the most. To create.
My background is a mix of hospitality management and food brand marketing, and all of this has helped me along the way. I wrote my first cookbook in 2012 and have just finished my second one. Its due to be published in March 2015 by Penguin Random House South Africa. I cant wait.
I’ve travelled extensively (mainly in my youth), hitchhiked across Europe and driven across America. I long to do more of that.
I like to dream, especially during the day, and I cook mainly because I love to eat. If I’m not in my kitchen, studio or glued to the internet, you might find me hiking on a mountain or swimming in the sea. I’m lucky that I get to live in the beautiful city of Cape Town in South Africa.
I have a tendency to fixate on other people’s pets, and stalk quite a few on social media. If you own a pug I will be your friend.
To view my professional food styling website and view my commercial showreel, click here.
Please get in touch if you would like to work with me: slinsell (at) gmail (dot) com
- Sponsorship / advertising on Drizzle and Dip
- Recipe development and content creation to match your brand objectives
- Food styling and photography
All the images on Drizzle and Dip are taken by myself, and I’m currently shooting with a Canon 5D Mark 2.
When I’m out and about I will generally capture images with my iPhone 5 and post these to my latest obsession- Instagram
To purchase any images please see my gallery on Stockfood.com for options.
I share Michael Pollan’s sentiment: “Eat food, not too much, mainly plants”, and believe our bodies need a little bit of everything to function well. Despite all attempts to lead an ongoing healthy existence, I am susceptible to over-indulging on the nicer things and find it simply impossible to resist champagne, a gourmet burger or salted caramel.
My recipes are inspired by ingredients I love and those that I find in abundance in my kitchen. For whatever reason, because I am a compulsive food shopper or have excess after my shoots. I eat with the seasons and relish the change as food comes and goes, and like an old friend, I get to experience again after a period of absence.
I thrive on experimenting with new techniques, ideas and flavours, and generally try to take the fuss out of any method. Eliminating unnecessary steps.
I work in a mix of metric and cup measurements depending on my mood and the ingredient. You will find a handy conversion chart on my site to help. Drop me a note in the comment section if you have any questions, nothing makes me happier when you do.
I pride myself that all the content on this site is generated by myself but I will make mention if anyone has contributed (doesn’t happen often), when a product has been given to me (it’s better to contact me before sending me stuff), or if a post has been sponsored (I need to pay my rent). If you would like any further information or clarity about my blog and my editorial policy, please drop me an email.
NB – I do not post press releases on my site nor do I accept guest posts.
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I support a sharing policy as defined by Link with Love. Please don’t use any of my stuff without asking for it, unless you share an excerpt or picture and this links directly back to the source with full and clear credit given to me: Samantha Linsell and Drizzle and Dip.
Cooking is an adventure, so find the best ingredients you can, pour yourself a glass of wine and come and play in the kitchen.
I hope you enjoy my little foodie home on the web.
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email: slinsell (@) gmail (dot) com