Author Archives: Cooksister

About Cooksister

Food & travel writer, photographer, blogger, recipe writer and speaker. South African by birth, Londoner by choice.

Spotlight on Batonage

Well, I am back from my trip to South Africa and attending the fabulous 2011 Food Blogger Indaba!  I met such inspirational people and the event has made me feel so positive and energised by the state of South African … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Cathy Marston

As you all know, I lived most of my life in South Africa before embarking on a European adventure that is still an ongoing project.  In today's feature, however, we meet somebody who did my journey in reverse, moving lock, … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Koek!

Some people go to food blogs purely to drool over the luscious, dreamy food photos.  Others do not care for the photos and go purely to devour the gorgeous food writing and recipes.  Me?  I'm greedy.  I want both.  The … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Leaine’s Kitchen

I have often heard people complain, from ski chalet hosts to friends to chefs, that they don't like cooking for people with dietary restrictions.  "It's so tedious – there is just nothing nice that you can cook for them!" is usually … Continue reading

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Spotlight on The Creative Pot

I always tell newbie bloggers that an "About" page on their blog is so, so important.  "But what if crazy stalkers use the info to come to my house and attack me?", some of them anxiously ask.  Well, I've had … Continue reading

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Spotlight on What’s Cooking/Wat Eet Ons?

It's always said that despite the fact that it's mostly women who do the cooking, all the greatest chefs are men.  Well, in blogging there appears to be some sort of role reversal.  Although male bloggers substantially outnumber female bloggers, the vast … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Voer

It isn't often that I return over and over again to a blog that does not feature a photo with every post, but where the writing is as exceptional as it is on Voer, I am willing to make an exception.  … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Lavender & Lime

As I’ve said many times before, one of the best things about food blogging is the people you meet – people with a shared passion and a shared frame of reference, who won’t point and stare as you photograph your … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Fired-up Cooking

Apologies for the long radio silence – contrary to popular belief the Directory is still alive and kicking!  And today we are leaving Cape Town (for a change!) and travelling to Pietermaritzburg to meet Zabwan of Fired-up Cooking.  Zabwan of … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Wicked Food

  Bradley is the driving force behind Wicked Food cooking school and its associated blog of the same name.  Wicked Food runs daily morning and evening classes throughout the year at their purpose-built cooking studios in and around Johannesburg.  Their classes are hands-on, where … Continue reading

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