It was with great excitement that I learned this morning that our project for Rooibos Ltd., a cookbook called "A touch of Rooibos" was last night awarded the prize of 3rd Best Cookbook IN THE WORLD, in Paris, at the Paris Book Fair and Gourmand Awards. What a blast! Read the press release here: http://www.cookbookfair.com/pdf/2010_countries/south_africa.pdf
You can get the book from Kalahari.net (click on the picture above).
It just goes to show that South African cooking and produce, and design and photography for that matter, need not stand back in the face of international celeb foodies.
- Me handing the book over to Ainsley Harriot at the 2009 Good Food and Wine Show.
I was responsible for all the photography, Jeremy, my assistant at the time, being my absolute right hand. Kanya Hunt did the styling and Karen Hermans from Catapult, the beautiful design. Thanx to all involved, especially Gerda de Wet from Rooibos, who made it possible. For Rene and Karen, Daleen for copy, Kanya and Jeremy for making it a jol. Oh, and all the really cool chefs we worked with. Thank you Karen Armstrong & Co for the awesome PR we got in the process. Bottoms Up!
To see posts on behind the scenes goings on of shooting the book: