Food is a passion within me and I become inspired when working with good products. It nourishes my soul being in the Free State where I have access to wonderful ingredients that arrive in our kitchen from different sources; from my herb garden; bought at the fresh produce market by my daughter Marie-Louise Nel or plainly from the local butcher.
All the produce gets inspected, smelled, touched, appreciated and respected before we start to transform them. Only then can they be approached with humility.
Food originates from the product. Products come from the soil on which we live. I live at De Oude Kraal, south of Bloemfontein in the heart of the grass plains. My heart, my feet, my food, my family- has its roots here, grows, flourishes and is sustained here. I am proud of the local produce.