The first cookbook from this South African-born chef and TV presenter is best described as a chef’s journey, with recipes. Born in Durban, she’s lived and worked as a chef in the UK and travelled in Europe and Asia. Collected recipes include dishes taught to her by her grandmother (mealie pots with curry butter) and her mother (orange-frosted vanilla queen cakes), as well as many of her own creations, such as her show-stopping signature dish–a dark chocolate cake with snowy marshmallow frosting. An easy-going book from a rising star.
In Simply Delicious, Zola’s culinary career is told through her recipes, interspersed with snippets and perspectives of her life journey, including tributes to the people who have inspired and influenced her cooking style. If one had to describe Zola’s personality in a single idea, it would be ‘irrepressible joy’, which is the thread running through this journey as well as the state evoked by her delicious dishes. Her food philosophy is very simple – cooking is for everyone. With easy-to-follow instructions and gorgeous food photography, the recipes will ensure that anyone can produce mouth-watering results.