Cape Malay cookbook highlights traditional recipes

Cape Malay & Other Delights Cookbook


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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About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

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