From a young age the author was a constant presence in the family kitchen, watching and helping the cook. But neither the female cook nor his father thought it natural that a young boy should take an interest in this "woman's work." But his passion continued and became his profession. He has worked at well known establishments in Kenya, France, and the Netherlands. His first cookery collection is aimed at people with an appreciation of fine food and wanting to produce it in their own homes. Thoroughly accessible, and mindful of tight budgets, the recipes use local and international ingredients and cover many well known meat, fish and vegetable dishes.