Sarah Graham’s third cookbook found it’s way to my door, via stealthy PR peeps of course, a couple of weeks ago. It then travelled with me on a weekend away to Cape Town and to Dullstroom, where I finally had time and quiet to leaf through it.
The first thing I noticed was the way Sarah’s commentary weaves through English, Afrikaans and South African colloquialisms.
From the first page which is a collage of family pictures to the actual recipes you’re invited into Sarah’s world, as though you’re sitting at a counter in her kitchen.
Home is a collection of accessible recipes that take you on a journey that spans her actually travels as well as places she would love to visit. From satay prawn sticks, to bobotie and wors rolls. These are wholesome, easy recipes that feature ingredients that are a standard in my pantry, seasonality considered.
I’ve tried her Lemony Mustard dressing on a smoked trout, chickpea and avocado salad and it was delicious!
I would recommend Home to the cooking novice, such as my youngest brother, for its accessibility and variety.