CRUSH CHATS TO Chef Christi Semczyszyn from Dear Me
Executive Chef, Dear Me Restaurant
Crush creates a series called Chefs & Music, in which we pair a chef with a local SA band. The chefs create dishes based on the song they picked.
The dish: Seafood Potjie with Miso Sand and Squid Ink Toast
The song: Taking it easy by Goodluck
Listen to Taking It Easy by Goodluck
Taking it easy accurately describes holidays up the West Coast with my family. Fishing and diving amongst the rugged black rocks for crayfish and mussels and cooking it all over an open fire meters away from the beach. These are some of my favourite memories… I incorporated these elements into a playful take on a seafood potjie, eaten with homemade bread.
Without a doubt you would have tapped your foot to a Goodluck tune over a summer holiday or while road tripping with friends. The Live Electronic Act’s electronic-jazzy-swing sound has been heard over South African and international airwaves plenty and they proudly hold the record for most number 1’s and top 10 singles off of a debut album in South Africa. In addition the bands received 5 South African Music Award nominations and a total of 7 number 1’s across SA radio. The duo consists of Ben Peters (producer, sampling and live percussion), Juliet Harding (song writer, lyricist and vocalist) with Matt O’Connel joining them for live performances (keys and saxophone). GoodLuck’s smash hit ‘Taking it Easy’, which was selected for this shoot, also features vocals of Mathew Gold. Their latest album, Creatures of the Night, was a world first with it being recorded completely outside in the Namibian desert. The album includes a full length documentary following the bands journey through Namibia capturing this one of a kind album.