A good 2½ years ago we posted our first blog with noble intentions of producing a cookbook filled with not only African recipes but to take a fresh look at the African eating experience. The journey since has been incredible- not without its risks and obstacles, but outnumbered by inspiring counter- moments.
As if the journey itself wasn’t enough- last we Friday eve we found ourselves on a small podium in Amsterdam with our publisher Hilde Vinken from Kosmos- pulses racing and palms sweaty with nerves, as Hilde handed us a beautiful, beautiful cookbook Het nieuw Afrikaans kookboek. We are so proud!
A thousand thankyous to all those that helped us make this happen. The book will be available in the Netherlands in Dutch from the end of October; our next challenge will be to find a publisher willing to take the plunge for the English edition.
But don’t go away- there were a whole lot of recipes that didn’t make the book( there were only so many pages we were allowed to fill..) and they deserve to be shared, so we’ll be back-
And while you wait -here is a short “making of” documentary by Sean which will transport to where it all happened.