lunches that turn into dinner and dinners that turn into breakfast
A Life Digested charts a path through Pete’s culinary experiences from his early amorous endeavors to his take on tricky customers, picky eaters and the top restaurants he has run, worked in and dined at over the years. Each chapter is driven by stories he has written which revolve around what Pete finds most important as a cook. Rather than a typical anthology of starters, main courses and desserts, A Life Digested is a book that needs to be read and savoured, just as you would his food.
Part memoir, part cookbook, loaded with funny anecdotes of his own cheffing adventures, epic meals, formative influences, pet peeves and packed with some of his most cherished recipes, A Life Digested is a fantastic look into the life of one of South Africa’s favourite chefs.
About the Author
As a MasterChef South Africa judge, veteran food columnist and one of South Africa’s most recognisable celebrity chefs, Pete earned his stripes in some of the best restaurants in the country and abroad. Add to that his varied experience in hosting events, food pairings, demonstrations and weekend markets, as well as his role as a Y-chromosome culinary evangelist with his Kitchen Cowboy cooking classes for men, and his role as a local gastronomic guru cannot be overstated. His book A Life Digested, which charts his culinary adventures through the years, was published in 2014.