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Crush

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Jess Spiro

Jess Spiro

Jessica has a love for food. She also has a love for writing. After spending three years at a Cordon Bleu cookery school she decided to spread her wings and check out Lon...

Julie Velosa

Julie Velosa

Julie is the editor of Crush. When she's not furiously trying to make deadline she can be found baking sweet treats, enjoying a rare steak, drinking bourbon, walking her ...

Dumi Mparutsa

Dumi Mparutsa

Dumi sees himself as a current culture kid, who has a deep affection for fashion, music, flavoured tea and animated series. No matter the time or place, he always has a p...

Katrina Rose Wind

Karl Tessendorf

Karl Tessendorf

This is Karl. He loves beer. He also loves fire and food and believes that if you are going to cook something, don’t do it in half measures. He’s a copywriter by day ...

Illanique Van Aswegen

Illanique Van Aswegen

Illanique is a Cape Town-based food stylist and recipe developer who loves to dabble in a bit of food photography here and there. After spending long hours in busy kitche...

Stéphanie Pereira

Stéphanie Pereira

A fine art graduate from Stellenbosch University, a lover of food, a wearer of crop-tops, with an intolerance for gluten and a zest for life.

Beer Country

Beer Country

Beer Country consists of brothers-in-law duo Greg Gilowey and Karl Tessendorf. The two were runners-up on the first season of the Ultimate Braai Master TV show and have s...

Devon Bowers

Devon Bowers

Graphic designer by day, brownie baker by night. Devon is most happy either reading a good book by the fire on a winter’s day or in the kitchen baking her heart out and...

Tina Bester

Tina Bester

Tina Bester is becoming better known as the Queen of Tarts after her successful baking business and shops. She has also written a string of popular cook books - Tarts, Ja...

Karen Glanfield

Karen Glanfield

Karen has had a passion for wine as far back as she can remember and has happily been working in the industry for just over 10 years. Whilst qualified as a wine judge, th...

Lauren Van Zyl

Lauren Van Zyl

Lauren is a freelance copywriter and editor with a focus on the food industry.

Tamsyn Dodds

Tamsyn Dodds

Tamsyn is currently studying Fine Art at Michaelis School of Fine Art, UCT and is completing her Honours in Photography. She has always had an interest in food and on the...

Georgia Schumann

Georgia Schumann

Georgia is a lover of food, travel and words. She has a background in online marketing and works as a freelance writer and editor in Cape Town. Her many travel adventures...

Greg Gilowey

Greg Gilowey

This is Greg. He loves to braai. The first time he was handed the tongs was in the Kruger Park at the tender age of seven. His first, (and to date) favourite job, was get...

Callie Maritz

Callie Maritz

Callie Maritz is a food-stylist, food-author and restaurant reviewer. He has co-authored a string of successful cook books including titles such as Cakes to Celebrate Li...

Michelle Lauren

Michelle Lauren

Michelle Lauren is a veggie foodie art director, treasure hoarder, tattoo lover, poor decision maker & wannabe dog whisperer.

Kate Van Onselen

Kate Van Onselen

Kate is a freelance photographer with a passion for food and portraiture. She has a graphic design and digital marketing background, having studied fine arts, media and c...

David Cope

David Cope

The Foodie is David Cope, a bacon-devouring, wine-guzzling freelance writer based in Cape Town. When not posting hedonistic food adventures, hangover cures or simple reci...

James Boyce

James Boyce

James is a digital media maverick, one of the founding members of Slingshot in Dallas, Texas – one of the leading digital media marketing and advertising agencies in th...

Jeanne Horak-Druiff

Jeanne Horak-Druiff

Her blog CookSister! was named as one of the Times Online's top 50 food blogs inthe world and is also a four-time winner of the Best South African Food Blog category in t...

Barbara Mueller

Barbara Mueller

Barbara is one half of the duo that write The Gardening Blog. Barbara's half explores country living is its best. Being a true spirit of the earth, Barbara’s garden is ...

Melissa Delport

Melissa Delport

Melissa Delport is a Cape Town based foodie. With a passion for all things adventure, Melissa has been fine-tuning her skills in the kitchen and her flair for design by b...

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Malu Lambert

Donna Hay

Donna Hay

Donna started her successful career as a food writer and stylist for Marie Claire. In 2001 Donna launched donna hay magazine, a highly acclaimed, top-selling bi-monthly ...

Camila Coogan

Camila Coogan

Alida Ryder

Alida Ryder

Alida Ryder, started her blog Simply Delicious while she was stuck in the everyday-routine of being a very busy mom to twins. Her blog is known for beautiful photography,...

Phillippaa Cheifitz

Phillippaa Cheifitz

Phillippa Cheifitz one of the most devoted and honest food writers in the business. She has spent years on magazines and written many cookbooks in her simply yet beautif...

Kanya Hunt

Kanya Hunt

Kanya inherited her love of baking from her mother, a maternal aunt and her grandmother who sparked the love of baking in her from a very young age. One of her earliest c...

Kirsty Snell

Kirsty Snell

Kristy Snell works as a freelance food stylist and has loved good food for as long as she can remember.

Jessica Shepherd

Jessica Shepherd

Jessica is the chef of The Table Restaurant on De Meye Wine Farm, working alongside her husband Luke Grant. The ever-changing weekend menus served from her country kitche...

Taryne Jakobi

Taryne Jakobi

Taryne is a distinguished freelance food stylist and cookery writer, and writes monthly contributions for editorials such as Food & Home magazine, Living & Loving...

Cookbook Real Food Happy Healthy Children

Cookbook Real Food Happy Healthy Children

Real Food, Happy Healthy Children is a LCHF cookbook with recipes that will suit children from toddlers to teenagers. Penned by paediatric dietician Kath Megaw, with Dais...

Peter Templehoff

Peter Templehoff

Peter Templehoff is one of South Africa's finest chefs. He has won many awards and has been awarded the title of ‘Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef’ at their annual c...

Paul Cremer

Paul Cremer

Paul Cremer is one of the owners and bakers at the Woodstock Bakery in Cape Town.

Joze Gomez

Joze Gomez

Jose Gomez authentic Paella pans direct from Valencia, Spain. His company based in Cape Town is called perfect PAyella

Sybil Doms

Sybil Doms

Sybil Doms is a freelance stylist and chef and has written for several publications. Her services include sensible dining, stylish dining, Sommelier services, domestic tr...

Daleen van der Merwe

Daleen van der Merwe

Apart from being a passionate cook in her very limited free time, Daleen is Commissioning Editor (Cook books) at Human & Rousseau Publishers.

Pete Goffe-Wood

Pete Goffe-Wood

Pete Goffe-Wood was born in london and classically trained Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks. He runs popular cooking traing school called Kitchen Cowboys. He has wri...

Sarah Dall

Sarah Dall

Sarah trained at Silwood School of Cookery and graduated with the Grand Diplome. She then went on to become an assistant food stylist and worked at Fairlady magazine. Cur...

Michael Broughton

Michael Broughton

Michael Broughton has opened and operated restaurants all over the country. Starting out with Broughton’s in Johannesburg’s Parkview suburb, moving to Sandton, and th...

Stefan Marais

Stefan Marais

Stefan Marais is the executive chef at Societi Bistro in Cape Town, where he has been at the helm of the kitchen for the last five years. He is supported by an excellent ...

Nina Timm

Nina Timm

Nina's Timm career in the food industry took flight when she started her food website. Nina's blog is currently one of South Africa's most read food. She is a food stylis...

Pieter de Jager

Pieter de Jager

The young, vibrant, eager-to-teach, Pieter de Jager was introduced to the culinary scene at an early age, as he spent many evenings, while he was at school, cooking in hi...

Janice

Janice

Scorpio, RED WINE, Dalmatians, VINO, my men, Mamma Estraordinaria, massive pots of pasta, la famiglia, candle light, designer Handbags, Adult Survivor, Red Lipstick and a...

Dion Vengatass

Dion Vengatass

I am a very passionate, over-enthusiastic, perfectionist chef who lives for cooking. I grew up cooking with my Ouma Violet from the tender age of four, and from there I m...

Jaco Goosen

Jaco Goosen

Jaco Goosen is a Sous chef at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. He is a keen forager – picking his own nasturtiums, fennel, sorrel, radish flowers, wild garlic and mushro...

Westley Müller

Westley Müller

Westely is the Executive Chef at Towerbosch Earth Kitchen, located at Knorhoek Wine Estate, in Stellenbosch. He is passionate about snout-to-tail cooking, and his feature...

Tania Smit

Tania Smit studied at the Cape Town Food Academy and completed her studies in 2016. She started at La Motte early March 2018. She has an intense passion for cake decorati...

Clare Bock

Clare Bock

Clare started Appetite Catering in Cape Town in 2007, catering for events, celebrations, launches, presentations, cocktails and seafood barbecues and more.

Sophia Lindop

Sophia Lindop

When it comes to food, Sophia likes to get down and dirty, she loves good, wholesome home cooking, chunks of bread dipped in juices, melting butter. She loves presentatio...

Nicky Fitzgerald

Nicky Fitzgerald

Nicky Fitzgerald has cooked in more different places than one can imagine. Campfire at Game Lodges from the Eastern Cape to the Ngorongoro Crater and Tiger camps in India...

Nikki & Nicky Albertyn

Nikki & Nicky Albertyn

Nicky and Nikki are a foodie mom and daughter duo. They create beautiful, wholesome dishes which can easily be served to a big table of family and friends.

Heleen Meyer

Heleen Meyer

Heleen hopes to make your life a little easier with recipes and tips and hopes to inspire people to become as enthusiastic about good food and cooking as she is. She is t...

Jamie Schler

Jamie Schler

Jamie Schler is an American freelance writer living between France and Italy, combined her passions for food and writing to create and author Life's a Feast. She has been...

Dil Tamang

Dil Tamang

Karate loving, Head Chef Dil Tamang joined the Nobu Cape Town team in July 2013 from Atlantis the Palm. Originally from Nepal, Dil discovered his passion for cooking at t...

Eric Bulpitt

Eric Bulpitt

Charlie Lee-Potter

Charlie Lee-Potter

Charlie Lee-Potter is a broadcaster and journalist. She has presented a range of different news programmes for BBC Radio as well as a weekly programme about books. She is...

Sarah Wollenschlaeger

Sarah Wollenschlaeger

Sarah Wollenschlaeger says she is, "self taught mostly with lots of trial and error. Definitely some hair pulling and late panic when things haven’t worked out the way ...

Darren Badenhorst

Darren Badenhorst

Having spent most of his life in Durban practically growing up in the ocean, spear fishing and free driving, Darren gained an appreciation for food flavours and textures ...

Ming-Cheau Lin

Ming-Cheau Lin

23 year old Ming-Cheau Lin is a free lance copy writer and designer. Her food blog, which she started in March 2011, is focused on Taiwanese food, encouraging South Afri...

Kobus van der Merwe

Kobus van der Merwe

Kobus van der Merwe, is the owner and chef behind Oep ve Koep, a restaurant located in Paternoster on the West Coast. The restaurant is famous for its beautiful seafood d...

James Ramsden

James Ramsden

James Ramsden is a London-based Yorkshireman. He became well-known for running the Secret Larder supper club. James develops recipes, blogs and also hosts The Kitchen Is...

Carey Boucher-Erasmus

Carey Boucher-Erasmus

Carey has 10 years of extensive experience in the food industry. She is a freelance food consultant and has a popular blog called 'Bits of Carey'. Carey has been develop...

Christiaan Campbell

Christiaan Campbell

Christiaan Campbell is the Executive Chef at The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal Wine Estate. He is a leader in farm-to-table dining and uses produces from the incredible W...

Charles Joubert

Charles Joubert

Charles Joubert is a trained chef but through his experience 12 pigs Deli learnt the fine of art Charcuterie.

Ryan Shell

Ryan Shell

Ryan Shell is the talented Head Chef at Haute Cabriere in Franschhoek. He learnt the art of the kitchen at a young age at the feet of his aunt, feeding 'the rabble' as s...

Christi Semczyszyn

Christi Semczyszyn

At 27, she may be one of the smallest and youngest chefs in Cape Town, but Christi adds her explosive energy to transform any dish into a masterpiece. Christi comes from ...

Michael Olivier

Michael Olivier

Michael Olivier is a very well-known and respected restauranteur, wine writer, past editor of Crush Online, author and recipient of the Eat Out Lifetime achievement award...

Sam Linsell

Sam Linsell

Sam quit the corporate world a number of years ago to build her dream life around food creativity. She is a professional food stylist, recipe developer and food photograp...

Dennis Strydom

Dennis Strydom

Chef Dennis Strydom is the head chef at the Haute Cabriere Restaurant in Franschhoek.

Jade Campbell

Jade Campbell

Jade Campbell, RD (SA) completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg. Jade is passionate about dietetics and...

Vicky Gurovich

Vicky Gurovich

Vicky Gurovich winner of the Hullets Pastry Chef of the year 2012, and pastry chef at the Mount Nelson.

Rudi Liebenberg

Rudi Liebenberg

Rudi Liebenberg, executive chef at The Mount Nelson Hotel, decided that he wanted to be a chef because he didn't want to talk to people and 'food doesn't talk back'. In ...

Chris Erasmus

Chris Erasmus

Chris is the Chef and Owner of Foliage Restaurant in Franschhoek.

Marissa Chandansing

Marissa Chandansing

Melissa Chandansing is the owner of Basic Stock in Stellenbosch. Basic Stock is described as your community grocer. It's a Health Deli focusing on organic and natural pro...

Ash Heeger

Ash Heeger

Ash Heeger is the chef and owner of Ash restaurant in Cape Town. After crafting her trade in the mean kitchens of London, she has recently returned to South Africa to ope...

Ina Paarman

Ina Paarman

Ina Paarman is one of South Africa's most well-known and loved food writers and television personalities. She is the author of many successful cookery books, including Th...

Tracey Hawthorne

Tracey Hawthorne

Tracy Hawthorne is a freelance writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of fields. Tracy writes and edits fiction and non-fiction, for b...

Annette Kesler

Annette Kesler

Annette Kesler, doyenne of South African food writers, was food editor at Fair Lady magazine for many years. She is the author of many successful cookbooks such as The...

Robin Gartrell

Robin Gartrell

Robin Gartrell started her blog to have a place that's hers alone to experiment, document and share recipes and experiences with others who love food. It's a place to lea...

Arno Janse Van Rensburg

Arno Janse Van Rensburg

Fishing, hunting and gardening were a big part of my youth; this hugely influenced my decision to pursue the culinary arts. I started working in a kitchen straight after ...

Michelle Theron

Michelle Theron

Michelle Theron is at the helm of the kitchen at Pierneef à La Motte in Franschhoek. The dynamic chef studied at Boland College, Stellenbosch, where she completed her Ho...

Chevaun Roux

Chevaun Roux

Born and raised in the Cape, Chevaun has a tendency to lean towards the finer things in life – fine food, fine weather, fine coffee and most of all fine wine. Taking ad...

Mari-Louis Guy

Mari-Louis Guy

One half of two silly siblings who have managed to write and style 5 fabulous cooking and baking books, completed work on 200+ tv commercials, countless editorial assignm...

Ilse van der Merwe

Ilse van der Merwe

Ilse van der Merwe is a food lover on the move: from a successful career in the music management industry to a vibrant new food personality on tv, Ilse is fast becoming a...

Tracy Foulkes

Tracy Foulkes

Tracy Foulkes is the owner and founder of the very popular and delicious NoMU. Through her dynamism in the food industry she has built up one of the most successful brand...

Spasie

Spasie

[spasie] is Cape Town’s first (and only) underground restaurant and private event space offering our guests the opportunity to experience something new, exciting and fr...

Anna Montali

Anna Montali

Anna Montali is the former Food and Deputy Editor of Food And Home Entertaining Magazine. She is a renowned foodie with numerous awards under her belt including several C...

Reuben Riffel

Reuben Riffel

Chef Reuben Riffel is the owner of three Reuben's restaurants, all based in the Western Cape. They are in Franschoek, at the One & Only in Cape Town, and in Robertson...

Craig Hibbert

Craig Hibbert

Craig started his food journey in 1997 at the Cape Grace Hotel and then moved on to the Mount Nelson. He went abroad to gain experience and started at the world-renowned...

Sarah Graham

Sarah Graham

SarahGraham is a celebrated South-African based cook, food writer and TV show host. Sarah grew up on a small wildlife conservancy in Zimbabwe, and this instilled in her a...

Santa Annas

Santa Annas

Lynn Bedford-Hall

Lynn Bedford-Hall

Lynn Bedford-Hall has produced a string of truly brilliant cook books, filled with the most sublime recipes for the South African kitchen. For Lynn it started “under a...

Tjaart Walraven

Tjaart Walraven

An experience working with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons gave him a wonderful grounding and a fruitful food knowledge base. Tjaart Walraven is now the Dir...

Cara-Lisa Caralicious

Cara-Lisa Caralicious

Cara, is a health blogger, fitness enthusiast, nutrition coach, wholefoods producer, and founder of the Caralishious brand. “I understand the dangers of deprivation, f...

Andy Fenner

Andy Fenner

Andy Fenner has been a well-known blogger and contributed with some incredible features for Crush way back in the early days. He has authored a book and owns the success...

Renette Vosloo

Renette Vosloo

Renette started cooking when she was 11 and the first thing she ever attempted was duck l'orange. In later years, duck would become the dish she would be renowned for. Re...

Karen Dudley

Karen Dudley

Cape Town born Karen Dudley learned to celebrate diversity. After traveling overseas and working in the food industry she decided to return to Cape Town to start her own ...

Liz Lowe

Liz Lowe is a freelance writer, currently based in Bath, UK. She spent many years working in the wine trade, combining some of her favourite interests: eating, drinking a...

Brad Ball

Brad Ball

Brad Ball has gained a sterling reputation as one of Cape Town’s foremost bistro dining specialists. An award winning chef, he has an impressive track record under his...

Luisa Farelo-Hayes

Luisa Farelo-Hayes

Luisa is a Cape-Town based chef, recipe developer and food stylist, although she travels regularly to cook for clients in Europe and the States, which helps her stay on t...

Mari-Louis Guy & Callie Maritz

Mari-Louis Guy & Callie Maritz

Two silly siblings who have managed to write and style 5 fabulous cooking and baking books, completed work on 200+ tv commercials, countless editorial assignments, strutt...

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