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Cape Malay cookbook highlights traditional recipes


Cape Malay & Other Delights Cookbook

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Written by Yazeed Kamaldien

When Cape Town cookbook author Salwaa Smith moved to the United Kingdom 14 years ago she made sure her family would not forget the tastes of home.

Surrounded by cuisine from around the world in the UK, Smith cooked all the traditional Cape Malay stews and staples she grew up with in Surrey Estate suburb. She relied on her trustworthy typed-up a list of recipes from home.

Three years ago those recipes gained wider appreciation when Smith started the Cape Malay & Other Delights page on Facebook.

Cape Malay cookbook author Salwaa Smith. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien Cape Malay cookbook author Salwaa Smith. Picture by Yazeed Kamaldien

This Facebook page currently has close on 100,000 subscribers, many of whom encouraged Smith to publish a book of recipes.

Earlier this month, Smith launched her self-published Cape Malay & Other Delights Cookbook in Cape Town, after an initial UK launch.

Smith says her desire to “create something” started…

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