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Vickie de Beer

Vickie de Beer

The Low Carb Solution for Diabetics, My Low Carb Kitchen, My Low Carb Kombuis

Vickie de Beer has been a food writer, stylist and food editor of Rooi Rose for 13 years. Having been inspired by her mother who was an avid cook and food enthusiast, Vickie received her professional chef’s diploma from the … Continued

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Tina Smith

Tina Smith

District Six Huis Kombuis

Tina Smith is head of exhibitions at the District Six Museum. She is a fine art graduate and holds a higher diploma in education…

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Tina Bester

Tina Bester

Bake, Celebrate, Comfort, Jampacked, Tarts

Tina Bester is the Queen of tarts, celebrated author of bestselling cookbooks Bake, Comfort and…

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Sydda Essop

Sydda Essop

Karoo Kitchen

SYDDA ESSOP studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. During the 1980s, she became an active member of Vakalisa

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Sue Wildish

Sue Wildish

Cafe Food at Home

Sue left South Africa in 1985 and landed a job in the music business in the UK, then spent the next 20…

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Sally-Ann Creed

Sally-Ann Creed

The Real Meal Revolution/Die Kosrevolusie

Sally-Ann spent most of her life sick with chronic asthma, sinusitis and panic disorder, undergoing many…

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Reuben Riffel

Reuben Riffel

Reuben Cooks, Reuben Cooks Local, Braai, Reuben at Home

Reuben Riffel leads a busy life with three restaurants in and around the Western Cape. He is chef de…

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Ranjith Kally

Ranjith Kally

Memory Against Forgetting

Durban-born Ranjith Kally’s award-winning photographic career has spanned more than four decades.

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Prof. Emer. Tim Noakes

Prof. Emer. Tim Noakes

The Real Meal Revolution/Die Kosrevolusie

Tim is a highly respected South African professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town.

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Phillippa Cheifitz

Phillippa Cheifitz

Easy, Lazy Days, SA Eats

Phillippa Cheifitz is a well-known South african author and food writer. She currently contributes to…

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Pete Goffe-Wood

Pete Goffe-Wood

A Life Digested

MasterChef South Africa judge, veteran food columnist and one of South Africa’s most recognisable celebrity…

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Obie Oberholzer

Obie Oberholzer

Obie

A master of manipulation – both with his camera and in the darkroom – Obie has been creating images that twist reality, reveal what is hidden or celebrate what is true for over six decades…

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Nini Bairnsfather Cloete

Nini Bairnsfather Cloete

Remarkable Gardens of South Africa

Nini has a deep appreciation of the environment as well as the cultural and horticultural landscape.

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Nikki Werner

Nikki Werner

Cook. Better.

Nikki Werner currently works as a food researcher, writer and consultant.

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Mpho Tshukudu

Mpho Tshukudu

Eat Ting

Mpho Tshukudu is a registered dietitian. She holds a BSc Dietetics and a postgraduate diploma in hospital dietetics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is also a FirstLine Therapy practitioner and trained in Functional Medicine at the Institute for Functional … Continued

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Mimi Jardim

Mimi Jardim

My Portuguese Feast

Author, TV personality and home-cookery expert Mimi Jardim was born in Portugal and moved to South Africa…

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Mieke van der Merwe

Mieke van der Merwe

Beautiful South Africa

Mieke van der Merwe recently completed a master’s degree in children’s book illustration at the University of Stellenbosch, where she is currently working as a part-time lecturer. This talented illustrator says she ‘loves to draw special places, buildings and my travels’ … Continued

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Marijke Honig

Marijke Honig

Indigenous Plant Palettes

Marijke studied Botany at UCT, worked at Kirstenbosch, and has been designing landscapes for 15 years.

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Marianne Palmer

Marianne Palmer

Prickly Pears & Pomegranates

Marianne is a self-taught cook with a wide-ranging culinary repertoire who has presented lectures, workshops and seminars on food.

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Lewis Blackwell

Lewis Blackwell

Lewis Blackwell has worked as a leading author, editor, and creative director in photography, winning international recognition for his talks, exhibitions, and books. Blackwell is the author of the bestselling The Life & Love of Trees, The Life & Love … Continued

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Kath Megaw

Kath Megaw

Real Food, Healthy, Happy Children, The Low Carb Solution for Diabetics

Kath Megaw has been in child nutrition for 20 years. She is South Africa’s leading paediatric dietician…

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Julie Gallagher

Julie Gallagher

For Good Times

Julie has a passion for parties and strong creative streak.

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Jonno Proudfoot

Jonno Proudfoot

The Real Meal Revolution/Die Kosrevolusie

After training and working in a five-times rated Top 10 restaurant in his early career, Jonno moved through…

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Hugh Fraser

Hugh Fraser

Modern Wineries

Hugh was born in Johannesburg and trained as an architect.

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Harriet Pratten

Harriet Pratten

21 Icons

As a creative director, producer and filmmaker, Harriet Pratten co-founded the 21 Icons project and the Ginkgo Agency.

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Franck Dangereux

Franck Dangereux

Feast, Feast at Home

An internationally renowned chef who earned his stripes at three-star Michelin restaurants in France

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Franchesca Watson

Franchesca Watson

Stellenberg

Originally trained in the performing arts, designing gardens is Franchesca Watson’s second career. Since training in horticulture and garden design in the ‘80s, Franchesca has undertaken commissions all over South Africa and has collaborated on projects overseas. Initially developing a … Continued

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Evan Faull

Evan Faull

Cafe Food at Home

Although Knead Bakery founder and co-owner Evan Faull comes from a family of foodies, he didn’t always…

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Ed Suter

Ed Suter

Sharp Sharp

Ed studied photography at the London College of Printing before working as an on-set photographer for the BBC and Channel 4 in the UK.

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David Grier

David Grier

India: Lost & Found, The Real Meal Revolution

Renowned South African adventurer and former chef.

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Daisy Jones

Daisy Jones

Star Fish

Daisy is a journalist and home cook who has written extensively on food, décor, politics and travel.

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Craig Fraser

Craig Fraser

Africanismo, Bo-Kaap Kitchen, Modern Wineries, Mud Chic, Remarkable Gardens, Shack Chic, Soccer Chic

Craig Fraser specialised in interiors and architectural photography at the start of his photographic career.

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Carianne Wilkinson

Carianne Wilkinson

A Year At Silwood

Carianne represents the third generation of women to make cooking and Silwood their lives’ work.

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Brandon De Kock

Brandon De Kock

Cook. Better.

Brandon’s career includes marketing, public speaking, publishing and global travel…

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Bernadette Le Roux

Bernadette Le Roux

Prickly Pears & Pomegranates, Marmelade & Moerkoffie

Bernadette is a food stylist and writer, and part-owner of Café Roux in Noordhoek.

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Anna Trapido

Anna Trapido

Eat Ting

Anna Trapido is a food anthropologist who has an MA from Cambridge University and a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is also a trained chef and author of the award-winning book ‘Hunger for Freedom: The Story of Food in … Continued

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Alicia Wilkinson

Alicia Wilkinson

A Year At Silwood

Silwood founder Lesley Faull’s daughter Alicia literally grew up in the kitchen.

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Adrian Stern

Adrian Stern

21 Icons

an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in South Africa

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