First of all, I am a food lover – a true enthusiast of the culinary world and all of it’s magical chambers. Eating great food makes me deliriously happy! Cooking is my favourite way of spending my hours, and writing about food is something that just comes naturally to me. Like they say in Afrikaans: “Waar die hart van vol is, loop die mond van oor!” (“If it fills the heart, it will flow from the mouth.”)
In the beginning of 2011, I made the decision to change career paths from being a music booking agency owner to working in the local food scene. I had a two month old baby, and it was a scary move. At first I wasn’t too sure of how to approach the change, so I started by writing a food blog thefoodfox.com. The blog has always been my personal play pen – a creative platform where I could write about the food that I loved to cook most and share it with like-minded people. I quickly realised that the blog would become my “shop window” – great opportunities came my way in the form of recipe development, food writing, reviews, social media content writing and tv cooking. I even became a part-time trout monger in the process!
It is a tremendous pleasure to be working as a food writer and cook in the SA food landscape – a competitive but seriously dynamic environment. I am so thankful to have been contirubuting to www.theprettyblog.com since the beginning of 2012, where I collaborate with the amazing Tasha Seccombe who now also does most of the photography on my blog. Together we have the best times in creating beautiful pictures and content for their blogs and for mine, and I have learned so much from everyone involved.
Writing about food and cooking for the camera is fantastic, but talking to people about food is sometimes even better. That’s why I love doing cooking demonstrations and making cooking videos – it’s my ultimate happy place.
Today I feel so fortunate to be working with food on a full time basis from where I live in Stellenbosch and I still love every second of every bite, every word and every shoot. My husband and daughter have been on this ride by my side every step of the way, supporting my passion without any limits. They are so important to me and I am so happy to be sharing this journey with them both.
Contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(All food preparations, recipes and photographs on this blog done by The Food Fox since January 2011, unless mentioned otherwise. All rights reserved.)
About my reviews:
I really enjoy discovering new restaurants, new seasonal menus, new products and exciting new ingredients. I only do reviews on invitation, and will then consider if it fits my audience and my schedule. I don’t publish negative reviews, so will only write about an experience or product if I have something positive to say! All views and opinions are my own. Please keep in mind that I prefer to bring a partner along for restaurant reviews – I believe it ensures a rounded experience.