As the popularity of cook books grows daily, with an abundance of luscious photography and mouth watering recipes, it is quite a pleasure to find a book that stands out. Andy Fenner has created a book that allows for usable recipes and bits of information of our own South African chefs that is as readable as it is beautiful.

Liam features with a 14 page spread and shows some of his favourite recipes with beautiful photographs. Read what Jonathan Ball Publishers had to say about the book:

“Andy Fenner, freelance food writer and critic, also named one of ‘200 South Africans to Watch’ by Mail & Guardian 2011, has chosen 20 of his favourite chefs and foodies based on their individual style and food philosophies.

Taking it Easy showcases each of these chefs cooking for families and friends, offering approachable recipes that are innovative yet honest. Narrated with his special brand of wit, Andy beautifully conveys what a privilege it is to share a rare and intimate glimpse into the kitchens and dining rooms of South Africa’s best-loved chefs and foodies.

Each chapter is a culinary adventure, capturing a different story – whether it is following award-wining David Higgs around Johannesburg’s Neighbourhood Goods market, or joining Margot Janse at her family table in Franschoek. With a foreword by Abigail Donnelly, editor of ‘Eat Out’ and food editor of Taste magazine, Taking it Easy is a true celebration ofSouth Africa’s biggest foodies, beautifully photographed by Lar Leslie an exceptionally talented photographer who manages to capture the very essence of what makes each chef so special.”

Chefs feaured: Bertus Basson ♦ Chantel Dartnall ♦ David Higgs ♦ Franck Dangereux ♦ Giorgio Nava ♦ Cobus van der Merwe ♦ Liam Tomlin ♦ Luke Dale-Roberts ♦ Margot Janse ♦ Markus Farbinger & Liezie Mulder ♦ Marthinus Ferreira ♦ Massimo & Tracy Orione ♦ Michael Broughton ♦ Pete Goffe-Wood ♦ Reuben Riffel ♦ Richard Carstens ♦ Vanessa Marx