my work

All the images on this page have been styled by myself and shot by various professional photographers. These images are copyright and may not be used in any manner without my written permission.

My full food styling portfolio can be viewed on my website:

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Kerron January 25, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Sammy, your pictures are fantastic, your website is beautiful. I love the words, the photos, the recipes (which sound delicious and I will try), and the idea; and your commitment to your passion is inspiring.

Nikki Lloyd-Roberts January 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Sammi, you are a culinary delight! Your seamless effort in creating the most divinely decadent dishes is beyond me….wow, your food, your photo’s, your creativity in the kitchen…not to mention the name drizzle and dip…conjures up everything you do with such incredible finesse and style. Congrats my love xx

Nicky Taylor January 28, 2010 at 1:30 am

I have visited so many sites on the internet in search of new recipes to try, but I have never come across such an awesome website – with simple ingredients made into extraordinarily delicious dishes, with beautiful photographs to match. This site showcases so many of your wonderful talents, Sam – baking, cooking, food styling and photography, and I am so proud of you. Well done! xxxx

drizzle & dip April 18, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Kerry, Nikki and Nicky – thank you so much for your very kind and encouraging words
s x

Adrian May 17, 2010 at 9:05 am

You take nice photos. Keep up the good work.

ann crawford May 24, 2010 at 8:17 am

sam you can be so proud. world class standard! well done for following your dream.

nasir December 4, 2010 at 12:41 pm

fantastic photography
today first time i saw your site!
ilove it

Linda December 8, 2010 at 8:17 pm

You are a true inspiration and I am in awe of your work!!

Carolina Dagevos-Millin February 21, 2011 at 10:03 am

I saw you on Food Indaba 2011 and I took a look at your blog and photos. So beautiful! You are an inspiration to many of us.

drizzleanddip February 21, 2011 at 10:36 am

Thank yo uso much Carolina, it was lovely to meet you yesterday.

Kari May 17, 2011 at 8:18 pm

So….are you published yet? and if so where and when.

Beautiful images and delicious recipes.

Sam May 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Thank you kari, Not yet, ..but watch this space.

Mandy Rutherford August 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Hi Samantha

I had a look through your wonderful photographs and as I work on the Food and Beverage Marketing side at Cape Grace, I’m often involved with photoshoots. Now, as ‘everyone’s a photographer’ you can imagine that each department has their own idea of what the pics should look like – with that in mind, do you perhaps know if there is a course being offered for photo and food styling – or is it something you just have a feeling for? In an environment like ours, where Operations over takes bigger picture thinking, it sometimes helps to have a little ‘ammo’ in order to get the best out the photographer’s time. If you know of such a course or how one best goes about it, I’d love to hear from you,

Many thanks and kindest regards

Mandy Rutherford
Food and Beverage Marketing Executive, Cape Grace

Pumeza September 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Hi Sam

Visiting your site for the first time today, and i’m lost for words. everything looks absolutely amazing. congratulations, and all the best for the future.


Sam September 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Thank you so much Pumeza for your kind words, I hope you will visit again.

Kathryn November 22, 2011 at 5:46 pm

This is a dangerous site to visit at the end of the day… I have yet to make supper but my mouth is watering! Amazing food, styling and photography!

Sam November 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Thank you Kathryn! :-)

Geoffrey A Flick February 26, 2012 at 1:03 am

Absolutely beautiful work. Great composition, framing, and lighting.

Sam February 26, 2012 at 10:31 am

Thank you Geoffrey :-)

Debbie March 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm

What a delight your recipes, photography and blog are. Thank you. Once question, in what country do you live?

Sam March 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Thank you for the kind words Debbie, I’m based in Cape Town South Africa.

Brooke April 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Sam, so inspiring meeting you at Joss’ party yesterday. I’m very excited to keep up with your blog all the stunning recipes and tips I’ve seen so far. I’m seriously keen on an evening out and chat obsessively about food and wine (and margaritas). Have you ever had the Roquefort dressing at willoughby’s? Any tips or recipe for a good one I can try?

Sam April 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Hi Brooke, lovely to meet you too and a foodie catch up / gathering is so on the cards. We should do El Burro because you haven’t been. I don’t know the Willoughby’s Roquefort dressing, I make my own with a nice blue cheese (I love Danish blue or Gorgonzola) and mayo (can thin it down with milk)
Sam x

Tania April 26, 2012 at 9:43 am

Hi Sam,

These photo’s are so good, I’m almost tempted into licking the screen (luckily I share an office). Just want to know, how do you become a food stylist?


Moira September 13, 2012 at 10:38 am

Hi Samantha. Your work and recipes are great. I googled “oat crunchies” recently and went into your blog and “Betty Linsell’s oat crunchies”. The amazing coincidence is that I think my parents were friends of your grandparents! I remember the name Betty and also Grant Linsell? Did they live in Johannesburg perhaps somewhere near Northcliff. I baked the crunchies snd they were delicious.

Sam September 13, 2012 at 10:44 am

Hi Moira, Oh my word yes. My grandparents (Betty and Clifford Linsell) lived in Northcliff in Johannesburg. Who were your yours?. This recipe has been one of the most special on my website and seems to have connected with people the most.

Moira September 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Hi Sam. Yes, those were their names. What a coincidence! I’ve sent you an e-mail with more details.

Melanie Chisnall September 23, 2012 at 5:50 pm

What an incredible talent to have, to be able to combine your passion of food together with your love for photography! These photographs are simply breathtaking. The way that the light catches the food or other elements in the background is incredible! :)

Sam September 24, 2012 at 9:25 am

Thank you Melanie for the very kind words :-)

solly phenyane January 13, 2015 at 12:23 pm

beautiful work.first time in your website on my desktop.and the top tips on food photography on yuppichef website.thanks again.inspired solly

Sam January 13, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Thanks Solly :-)