House and Leisure spoke to Jackie Cameron about her newly published cookbook, Jackie Cameron Cooks at Home. When asked to describe the kind of cooking she writes about, she replied that it’s “Real home cooking; cooking with loads of love and flavour.”
Cameron spoke about how writing a monthly column for the Natal Witness has helped her to write recipes that anyone can make at home.
As an accomplished Natal-based cook who is the Head Chef at Hartford House in Mooi River, Jackie Cameron has already made a name for herself, creating innovative recipes using the freshest local produce. We were delighted with the news that Jackie has just released her first cook book, titled Jackie Cameron Cooks at Home, and caught up with the chef to find out what’s in store for those who are keen to get into the kitchen and put her recipes to the test…
Congratulations on your first cook book. How has it been received so far?
Thank you so very much. I actually can’t get over everyone’s enthusiasm and interest in my book. Overwhelming but truly wonderful.
Jane Griffiths, author of Jane’s Delicious Herbs, has written about an old friend she rediscovered in her Johannesburg garden.
In a piece for Garden Drum, Griffiths writes about a hard, plastic Chinese frog she received from a friend, a “Good Luck frog” which was hard at work making her garden prosper:
Growing a vegetable garden can seem a mundane and prosaic activity. For me however, there is something far more spiritual and magical about it. By holding a handful of seeds I am holding an entire vegetable garden in my hand. When we start growing our own food we tap in to the magic of creation itself. We become attuned to the cycles and seasons of birth, growth, abundance, senescence and death. In our busy lives it is easy to lose touch with the essentials. Becoming a vegetable gardener changes that, as we become increasingly aware of the magic that surrounds us.
Jane-Anne Hobbs will be at the Good Food and Wine Show this weekend, which is on at the Cape Town Internation Convention Centre until Sunday 26 May.
Hobbs, author of Scrumptious Food for Family and Friends, will be in the Real Food Theatre on Sunday at 12:30 PM.
Don’t miss it!
Franck Dangereux and Sydda Essop will be at the Good Food and Wine Show, which is being held at the Cape Town Internation Convention Centre from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 May.
Catch Dangereux, author of Feast at Home, on Friday at the Real Food Theatre at 10:30 AM and at the Brilliant Baking Theatre at 1 PM. Essop, author of Karoo Kitchen will be appearing on Saturday at 12 PM.
Don’t miss it!
Bryony Whitehead from iafrica.com recently chatted to the author of the Afrikaans interpretation of the Kama Sutra, Afrikamasutra, Ilse Carla Groenewald.
Groenewald said that she decided to write Afrikamasutra because she “wanted to create a space where people could read about sexuality and spirituality in a safe, non-judgmental space.”
A sexual revolution is afoot and it’s all in Afrikaans. Yep, South Africa is getting its very own translation of the Kama Sutra — Afrikamasutra — complete with original illustrations of men in two-toned Khakis and pretty blonde poppies wearing, well, their jewellery.
Writer and translator Ilse Groenewald reveals what inspired her, as well as the opposition she’s come up against during the book’s creation.
Jenny Morris, Giggling Gourmet and author of Cooking with Jenny Morris, will be appearing in the Checkers Celebrity Chef Theatre at the Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town tonight.
Morris is speaking tonight at 7:30 PM and the Good Food and Wine Show will continue until Sunday 26 May.