Most successful accomplishments start with a dream and are propelled by passion. Antoinette de Chavonnes Vrugt’s brand new book, ‘My hungry heart – Notes from a Namibian kitchen’ is just such a project.
Antoinette has produced a book that is much more than just a collection of recipes. It is an ode to Namibia, a tribute to local produce and a celebration of good food from across the world.
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Email us the answer to this simple question and you could win one of two copies of this beautiful book.
Q: What is the name of the desert in Namibia?
Antoinette is well known throughout Namibia for her culinary competence. She is a household name among many of the local farmer’s communities because of her involvement in various braai competitions over the years.
The recipes in Antoinette’s book are love letters to both the people and the land that she holds dear.
A culinary peek
Here are a few recipes and a little taste peek into her book.
The Kalahari biltong salad is an easy and interesting salad for any occasion.
Best cooked in a cast-iron pot on the beach, the Swakopmund seafood soup is Namibia’s version of the dish. It’s best eaten with freshly baked bread and saffron aioli.
venison pie will fill you with comfort and happiness, serve with stewed fruit and rice.
A rich and full-flavoured
The nut-crusted rack of lamb with orange glaze is an impressive and tasty dish.
Lemon mousse with confit of lemon will round off a meal with a sensation of flavour.
Good luck everyone!