Foodie, cookbook author and former Bay TV cooking show presenter, Chef Pumla Brooke-Thomae has a new book out.
Born in Worcester in the Western Cape, Brook-Thomae is passionate about simple and wholesome home-cooked food who believes flavour is everything in food or why cook at all.
Her love for cooking started at a very young age as she comes from a family of cooks.
She says both her grandmothers were the magicians in the kitchen and everyone of her siblings is a good cook in their own right.
“My cooking journey has been somewhat of an uphill battle. I have had to prove to those around me that yes I have never been to culinary school, but I was darn good I could make a career out of it. One of the greatest memories I have experienced was being offered a job as a baker at one of South Africa's biggest franchises which I turned down because I wanted to work for myself”