Their love for food, culinary art and writing have won them various titles and awards. It’s been featured on TV, Radio, published in top magazines and cookbooks, and seen them travel the world. These are 5 Top Food Bloggers in South Africa sharing their passion for cuisine with us in a creative way, and changing the way we look at cooking.
It’s “Harmony”, but with a “K”… that’s how she introduces herself. We’ve come to know and love Kamini as the quirky, talented, young chef who cooked her way through immense pressure to win MasterChef SA in 2013.
Her hunger for creativity and love for eating launched her into pursuing her dream of being the “face of food” in editorial, radio and television at the age of 18. Not only is Kamini a noteworthy food blogger (KaminiPather.co.za) and MasterChef SA winner, but you can catch her every Tuesday at 10h30 on Heart1049FM and watch her new food-travel show, Girl Eat World, on the Food Network, DSTV Channel 175.
Ilse van der Merwe
Winner of the Fairlady Best Food Blogger 2014 award, Ilse van der Merwe has truly made her mark in the culinary industry of South Africa. Her blog, theFoodFox.com, which has been featured on popular magazine and lifestyle television show, Pasella, is what Ilse calls her “personal play pen”. It’s where she writes about her love for food and cooking, reviews great restaurants and shares exciting new menus, products and ingredients with her readers.
The Food Fox has also formed a wonderful partnership with the team of thePrettyBlog.com, a leading online lifestyle publication, to create beautiful editorial pictures for both blogs.
She calls herself “the ultimate food nerd” and you get to see her every morning on South Africa’s favourite breakfast show, Expresso, sharing that passion for cookery and baking. Since the age of 8, Katelyn has dreamed of becoming a chef, and she is now living that dream.
Her favourite pastime is getting creative in the kitchen, exploring the possibilities of ingredients – especially the sweet kind. The Kate Tin is a beautifully styled website featuring Katelyn’s delicious recipes and culinary creations, and the winner of the “Best Food and Wine Blog” at the South African Blogger Awards of 2014.
Nina Timm has cooked her way into the hearts of South Africans, and become a household name. She’s been sharing her recipes and easy-cooking methods through one of the country’s most-read food blogs, My-Easy-Cooking.com, her radio show every Thursday morning on Radio Sonder Grense (RSG), her cookbook, cooking classes and demonstrations nationwide.
It all started with Timm’s husband encouraging her to start a website to share her vast knowledge and passion for the art of cooking, instilled as a child by her Mom and Gran.
Famous for her popular cookbooks, “Bitten” and “Smitten”, and TV series “Sarah Graham Cooks Cape Town”, Graham is another noteworthy South African food blogger. Juggling family life and a busy culinary career, she not only maintains a popular food blog, aFoodieLivesHere.co.za, but has managed to win a South African Food & TV award and featured in top Food magazines, including ELLE, Woolworths Taste, and Fresh Living Magazine.
Sarah has also filmed various online cooking courses for Yuppiechef, including the “The Art of Baking”, and we can expect a new television show from her in 2015, “Sarah Graham’s Food Safari”.
Are you inspired by these 5 top food bloggers in South Africa to experiment with cooking or even start your own food blog? Junk Mail can help you find great kitchen appliances for sale and baking utensils at bargain prices to start you off. So get your cook on, and start your own culinary career today…