Title: Taking it Easy
Author: Andy Fenner
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa 2012
ISBN 9781920289560 / ISBN 978-1-920289-56-0
Hardcover, 21x25 cm, 224 pages, throughout b/w and colour illustrations
Andy Fenner, freelance food writer and critic, also named one of 200 South Africans to Watch by Mail & Guardian 2011, has chosen 20 of his favourite chefs and foodies based on their individual style and food philosophies. Taking it Easy showcases each of these chefs cooking for families and friends, offering approachable recipes that are innovative yet honest. Narrated with his special brand of wit, Andy beautifully conveys what a privilege it is to share a rare and intimate glimpse into the kitchens and dining rooms of South Africa’s best-loved chefs and foodies.
Each chapter is a culinary adventure, capturing a different story, whether it is following award-wining David Higgs around Johannesburg’s Neighbourhood Goods market, or joining Margot Janse at her family table in Franschoek. With a foreword by Abigail Donnelly, editor of Eat Out and food editor of Taste magazine, Taking it Easy is a true celebration of South Africa’s biggest foodies, beautifully photographed by Lar Leslie an exceptionally talented photographer who manages to capture the very essence of what makes each chef so special.