Every now and again I am overwhelmed by the love, encouragement and help our team receives from our friends and family. And part of our behind-the-scenes support system is Christine‘s mother Petro. Lucky for us she lives just a few minutes’ drive away and has send over comforting dishes and sweet treats, while we worked tirelessly to get the blog ready for the launch.
Petro is a creative, generous and stylish woman whom has passed all these great qualities on to her two daughters. When it comes to food related topics, Petro is one of the most knowledgeable people that I have come across. Just walking into her kitchen it is clear that food is taken seriously in the Meintjes household. Petro’s cookbook collections is something foodie dreams are made of. I’ve had the privilege of sharing meals with their family many times and it is always a delicious feast for the senses and eyes.
Petro’s love affair with food started when she was in her 20’s, “I tried to impress my boyfriend with a cake, but instead it flopped. After that cake fiasco I realised that I needed help with my cooking skills”. Luckily she wasn’t put off by one kitchen disaster and she’s been cooking for him ever since! Petro has such a wealth of knowledge and after 3 ½ years of supporting us behind-the -scenes and sharing her culinary finds and appreciation for food with us, we welcome Christine’s mother as one of our regular food contributors. We’ll be starting a series on herbs soon. So watch this space.