Head chef at Africa Meets Europe Cuisine and self-published author Nompumelelo Mqwebu has bagged the “Best in the World” award for Through the Eyes of an African Chef at the prestigious 2018 Gourmand Cookbook Awards. With entries from 205 countries, these annual awards have been likened to the Oscars of the recipe-book world, and bring together chefs, writers, publishers and journalists from across the globe to celebrate the best publications the industry has to offer.
To celebrate this momentous achievement, Publisher.co.za is offering buyers a R100 discount on Through the Eyes of an African Chef, so be sure to get your copy of this remarkable recipe book today. Launched late last year, Chef Nompumelelo’s debut cookbook places fresh, sustainable African ingredients front and centre, and shows us how these often-underutilised foods can be used in the creation of world-class cuisine. Recipes for traditional African favourites are also presented, placing these classic dishes that have been handed down through generations squarely on the international stage. More than just a cookbook, Through the Eyes of an African Chef also serves as a cultural education, offering readers a glimpse into the traditions of the author’s ancestors and an introduction to the culture and time-honoured practices behind African cooking and farming.
As Lindi Ndebele-Koka from the Department of Arts and Culture writes in her testimonial in the book, “Nompumelelo’s recipes pay passionate homage not only to her heritage and origins, they also paint a diverse, colourful picture of who South Africa is.” We could not think of a better book to represent South Africa on the global stage and are incredibly proud of Nompumelelo for this incredible accomplishment.