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Discover the essence and joy of Cape Malay cuisine with Cass Abrahams: A life with food

Cass Abrahams: A life with foodCass Abrahams: 'n Lewe met kosLAPA is proud to present Cass Abrahams: A life with food, as told to Marike Bekker:

Cass Abrahams, the well-loved and respected chef and entrepreneur from Cape Town, who made Cape Malay food popular throughout South Africa, tells her life story to Marike Bekker with honesty and humour, while spicing it up with her trusted recipes.

Each stage of her journey is interwoven with the fragrances, colours and flavours of the food that she prepares, forming the foundation of her existence and beautifully recounted by Marike.

A Life with Food is a collection of captivating stories about an unusual childhood, a collection of Cass’s best recipes and evidence that food has the ability to stir up memories thought to be long gone.

Cass Abrahams: A life with food is also available in Afrikaans as Cass Abrahams: ‘n Lewe met kos.

About the authors

Cass Abrahams is celebrated as the Queen of Spices. And for good reason! She is an expert on Cape Malay cuisine and culture. Throughout the years she has drawn inspiration from watching her mother-in-law and learning from the rich variety of South African food traditions and cultures.

Marike Bekker is an experienced television producer and freelance journalist who specialises in environmental issues, culture stories and food programmes. She is passionate about researching and reporting on the diverse cultures of South Africa.

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