Books for Cooks for Christmas – Johnny Hamman’s Een Maal

johnny-hammanJohnny Hamman
picture from Een Maal

Johnny Hamman, who many of us will remember very fondly as the winner of the Afrikaans Reality TV Cooking Programme Kokkedoor 2, is one of the most delightful young men.  Passionate, professional and his food is truly quirky, yet thoroughly modern. And as I have experienced it, utterly delicious. This book is a glimpse into his life or anf love for cooking.

In Een Maal

[One meal or One Time] he presents original recipes as we know them in most South African suburban homes or farmsteads and then offer his own version of the dishes.  Excellent and unusual and amusing take.

coverEen Maal, published by Human & Rousseau

There are recipes for anniversary parties, recipes from his favourite eating places, many of them my favourites too, and many more.

He has a pop up and disappear catering company Slippery Spoon will be found from anywhere on a wine farm, or an industrial building in the city and the food is always fit to purpose and huge fun – and delicious.

You need a copy of this in your kitchen – you will be inspired to greater things. I am so happy to have a copy.

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