Book Review – Evita’s Bossie Sikelela

by Evita Bezuidenhout (Umuzi) R170  ISBN: 978-1-4152-0156-5

A home-grown recipe book tried and tested by the darling of South Africa, Tannie Evita. I love this recipe book, not because I like to cook but it is wonderful to read Tannie Evita’s anecdotes, photographs and South African trivia.

The recipes span from Darling to safari at Hoedspruit. Every part of South Africa is represented in this book with short stories and mouth-watering yet easy to make recipes.

And, what would a cook book be without Tannie’s Tips. There are many practical tips that include remedies for cramps and how to make a face mask. I did try the recipe for Coronation chicken. It is simple to make and simply delicious. The ideal recipe for leftover chicken and for people who cannot cook.

Charlize Theron, a koeksister lover and Evita Bezuidenhout’s friend, writes the foreword to the book. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Darling Trust. Information about the trust is provided at the back of the book. Evita’s Bossie Sikelela is the perfect gift for food lovers or for people who love a cookbook with a story.

Ulrike Hill


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Posted on: 19th November 2012