Welcome to my blog!

My name is Alastair Knight and I am passionate about food and cooking. I live in Cape Town, South Africa, with my wife Veronica who inspires and encourages me.

I have had no formal culinary training, but I read avidly and also watch some food TV. My earlier forays into cooking were guided by Australian recipe book author Donna Hay who presents strong flavours with a small number of ingredients, but I’ve also drawn a lot of inspiration from the Italian classic “Silver Spoon”. More recently I have been exploring the bold Middle Eastern flavours of Yotam Ottolenghi.

Nowadays I find myself spending more time creating my own recipes and in order not to forget what I’ve tried, I started photographing these creations. It made sense then also to capture the recipes, which is why I decided to create this blog.

In addition to my own recipes, I have included pictures and comments of other recipes I have tried and that I have found interesting. I have not reproduced these recipes in order not to infringe on copyright, but have included references to their origin.

Please feel free to comment and make suggestions.



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