Can’t really do an unbiased review of this book. We know the le Roux family well and have visited their farm Doornkraal near De Rust in the Oudtshoorn surrounds.
Emelia le Roux is a daughter of the amazing Swepie and Ann – one of 7 children. Her husband Francois Smuts, an advocate in Cape Town who wants to do nothing but write Her sister Annette worked for me some years ago when we had our restaurant Parks in Constantia. And later came with me to Bahrain to do a South African Wine and Food Week at the Gulf Hotel there.
Doornkraal is a house where almost everything is made from the produce of the farm.
The wines made there by brother Piet are sublime – especially his fabulous sweeties.
This is a farm like the farm I grew up on.
The illustrations are just so evocative of the place and almost of another era.
We have been privileged to stay there, you will be able to enjoy it with us by having this book by your side in your kitchen.
These are just lovely people, a close loving family and it shines through the pages of this book.