Lannice Snyman is one of the champions of the South African food industry. She’s been championing good food for years, not only in an area of mouthwatering cookbooks, but also serving on a number of committees, including judging the world’s best restaurants , where she definitely brought more prominence to the South African restaurants’ industry. Unfortunately she passed away recently, but her memory will certainly live on in her cookbooks. Tortoises and Tumbleweeds Journey through an African Kitchen – is the eagerly-awaited sequel to her best-seller Rainbow Cuisine. It embraces current food trends and looks to the future, capturing some delicious recipes along the way.

It traces the origins of the people who have made their home here and takes the armchair traveller on a picturesque taste-trip through the countryside. The unique culinary, cultural and human history of the area means that some recipes are based on tradition while others are freely filched from neighbouring countries. Some recipes are true to their origins; others reflect a fusion of flavours; many are rooted in the mists of time. All are personal favourites that have been updated for the modern kitchen.

For a few recipes from the book …click here.

Interested in buying this book? visit – Red Pepper Books – The South African online bookshop, they will be able to offer you great prices on any book you are looking for.

Wickedfood Cooking School, Sunninghill – (011) 234-3252

Wickedfood Cooking School runs cooking classes throughout the year at its purpose-built cooking studios. Classes are run in the mornings and evenings 7 days a week (subject to a minimum of 12 people). The venue is also popular for corporate events and private functions – team building cooking classes, birthdays, kitchen teas, and dinner parties with a difference.

Our classes are hands-on, where every person gets to participate in the preparation of the dishes. They are also a lot of fun where you not only learn new skills, but get to meet people with similar interests. For corporate groups and teambuilding cooking classes these events are a novel way of creating staff interaction or entertaining clients.