A Life Partially Digested

A Life Partially Digested

April 28, 2015

Quivertree Publications

At this point I’m not sure whether Pete Goffe-Wood needs an introduction. As a celebrity chef, most foodies are familiar with his work. Those of us who burn toast – and thus secretly admire the average Joe that has the … Continued

At this point I’m not sure whether Pete Goffe-Wood needs an introduction. As a celebrity chef, most foodies are familiar with his work. Those of us who burn toast – and thus secretly admire the average Joe that has the balls to appear on Masterchef South Africa – are also familiar with his work as a judge on the show.

However, Pete Goffe-Wood is not just a chef, he’s also a writer, combining his culinary expertise with his ability to turn a phrase.

He has written for GQ, Mens Health and Fresh Living magazines, as well as produced 2 books prior to A Life Digested.

His first book, Blues Restaurant: The Essence of Cape Town, was written for someone else, although he claims you never forget seeing your book on the shelf for the first time. His second book was initially meant to be course notes for his company Kitchen Cowboys, but it snow-balled into a publication of the same name, a hands-on cooking tutorial for guys.

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A Life Digested is the book Pete has been wanting to write for years. It’s his food journey so far, with each chapter driven by stories he’s written over the past 10 years. They are anecdotes taken from his travels, teachings and general cooking experiences. This personal touch is what makes A Life Digested more than just a recipe book, with humorous moments that will make you chuckle and will also serve to flesh out the character of the man we see on television. As Pete is nearing 50 (ahem, sorry Pete), I would venture to say that his is a life only partially digested. No doubt we have much more to look forward to from Mr Goffe-Wood.

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