Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pete Goffe-Wood launches his new book, "A Life Digested"

Pete has finally put pen to paper to describe his life so far, but this is also an achievable cook book which will encourage many of you to get involved. To quote Michel Roux in his foreword “It leads you on a culinary voyage of the chef’s repertoire, mingled with little anecdotes of life-changing moments, morsels of time that have made Pete who he is, a chef and a gastronome.” We were invited to the launch this week and drank some specially flown in Pilsner Urquell beer, some great Nederburg Sauvignon Blanc The Airhawk and ate lots of things from Pete’s Kitchen Cowboys market stall, erected in the courtyard – small hamburgers, his famous beef sandwiches and some pork belly sandwiches. It was great fun and very social. The books are available from all good booksellers in time for Christmas.
Copies could be bought for R350
and Pete signed them
Dr Johan Nel and Razvan Macici of Nederburg with their copies
A lot of wine to drink. Nederburg's "The Brew Master" red blend
The kitchen, where all the food for the book was prepared and styled for photography
Good retailers of the book
Chef David Winton gets the food ready with the Kitchen Cowboys team
Chef Dave putting the belly of pork into the rolls
The line up of Kitchen Cowboy rolls
The menu
Good Hope FM anchor Guy McDonald sampling a steak roll
The party was held in Pete’s premises in Woodstock
Johan Fourie, GM of Doolhof wine estate with Reinette Geldenhuis
Pete introduced by Craig Fraser, who took the book's photographs
Talking about producing the book
and telling us about the recipes
as usual, to some amusement
Craig Ray and his wife Kim Maxwell; both journalists, but in very different fields - Sport and Food & Wine
Journalist Jeanri-Tine van Zyl with Nederburg Cellarmaster Razvan
Pete’s wife, the lovely Elize
Nice to see Tamsin Snyman
Pete still telling us anecdotes
Tamsin with Lidia Nobrega of Chapman’s Peak Hotel and wine shop
Pete with Elize
The bar staff
Edmore, Razvan and Ramzy, all of Nederburg
Marlene van der Westhuizen and Lynne in conversation
Nikki Werner and Brandon de Kock, authors of the newly published "Cook Better" with Elize Goffe Wood
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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