She may be young, but Zola Nene has already garnered much experience in the food industry.
From working in England to training at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch; from working with some of South Africa’s top chefs to being appointed as a food stylist on the SABC3 TV show, Expresso, Nene certainly has an impressive culinary CV.
And this culinary career is shared through the recipes and life snippets that make up her recently-launched cookbook, Simply Delicious.
Nene says: “Food has always been a huge part of my life; important occasions were always marked with a feast of some sort.”
The book is a chronicle of her journey with food and a tribute to the people who have inspired and influenced her.
Her food philosophy is that cooking is for everyone. I’m not sure I (or my family) would agree with her completely – my kids believe I’m seriously allergic to my kitchen (and I haven’t disputed that belief).
But Nene promises that her easy-to-follow recipes will ensure even someone like me can produce great dishes. And paging through this book, her passion for food is evident on every page. She may not have convinced me to get into the kitchen to whip up a culinary masterpiece, but I certainly love her approach to life and food.
So if you’re a foodie and would like to meet Nene, purchase her book, and have it autographed get down to Exclusive Books, Gateway, on Wednesday, March 16. She will be on hand from 5.30-6.30pm for a book signing.
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