Above: Ingredients lie ready for a recipe.

“I believe we are on the cusp of an African food revolution. With this book, I seek to strike a balance between paying homage to traditional cooking methods and putting my own, modern, interpretation on authentic dishes.”

40 Years of Iconic Food is a celebration of Dorah Sitole’s culinary journey, which has taken her from a hungry childhood in the townships to kitchens and cuisines across Africa and beyond.

Her remarkable career in food has led to her becoming the exceptional food icon and beloved household name that she is today.

 The chapters in this book map out the stages of Sitole’s fascinating life, and feature recipes to match: traditional African, township flavours, familiar favourites, pan­-African and global gourmet. Let it be your companion in the kitchen, lift your spirits, challenge you a bit or just simply make you smile!

Sitole is the former editor and food editor of True Love magazine. 

The cover for Dorah Sitole's 40 Years of Iconic Food.

The cover for Dorah Sitole’s 40 Years of Iconic Food.

An accomplished food writer, food stylist, recipe developer and a trained Cordon Bleu chef, Sitole has travelled and cooked internationally and has showcased South African cuisine in, amongst others, Memphis, Tokyo and Rome. She lives in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

 – NB Publishers