My cookbooks

 I wrote my first cookbook in 2012 and the second, ‘Sweet’  was published in 2015 by Penguin Random House South Africa. ‘Sweet’ won a Gourmand award in South Africa and was a finalist in the Gourmand Best of the World cookbook competition under the pastry category.

Sweet

Sweet is a collection of recipes that swings the pendulum from desserts and puddings, across confectionary, to baked treats at the other end. I’ve tried to include a little bit of everything I love; to cover them all I would need a second (and probably a third) book! I have a chronic sweet tooth that has steered me towards my passion for baking and dessert making, both of which are a source of comfort and great pleasure in my life.

The book is divided into chapters according to my favourite sweet flavours: vanilla, caramel, chocolate and fruit. It’s impossible to isolate them entirely so there is also some overlap, and then there’s a chapter for other flavours that don’t quite fit into these. Of course sugar is something to be enjoyed in moderation, but what would a party or any special gathering be without a little something sweet?

Sweet is published by Penguin Random House South Africa and is available in all major book retailers around South Africa.

Digital copies available here 

Drizzle & Dip

Drizzle and Dip (my first book) consists of a mix of recipes with varied and diverse flavours and cross-cultural culinary inspiration. Divided into three chapters – “Morning”, “Noon” and “Night”, each section of the book focuses on recipes recommended for enjoyment during a specific time of day, also taking into account the preparation time available to the busy home-cook during his or her hectic daily schedule. This is such a great time to be a foodie, as food culture is now truly global and influences in my book range from Mexican, American, Italian, British, Mediterranean and the Far East.

My book is a general cookbook but my deep love for baking sneaks through,and Drizzle & Dip includes a few of my all-time favourite recipes. It has a modern, informal and light look which reflects my approach to food – quirky, pretty, fun, creative and simple.

Having been involved with all aspects of the process from developing and writing each recipe,to cooking, styling then photographing them, I have presented them exactly as I want my readers to experience them.

Comfort

Comfort is a collection of 42 deliciously nostalgic and familiar recipes that are designed with the pure pleasure of eating in mind. In this crazy world filled with uncertainty, this is my idea of a culinary hug. With four chapters spanning eating occasions throughout the day, there is a little bit of everything in this eBook.

From eggcentric breakfasts to casual favourites, as well as a few amazing & cheesy vegetarian dishes, and a load of hearty mains. I finish off with a sweet chapter filled with desserts and bakes. I hope that these recipes will find a permanent spot in your cooking repertoire and bring much delicious comfort.

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