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The Model Dilemna

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Posted on the Facebook restaurant group Cape Town Restaurants – the good, the bad and the nastyyy…

January 20, 2019

Written to parody this post on the Eat Out website.

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De Vrije Burger

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Posted on the Facebook restaurant group Cape Town Restaurants – the good, the bad and the nastyyy…

December 19, 2017

De Vrije Burger

I want to post a review about a burger I ate yesterday at De Vrije Burger in Stellenbosch.

First though, in terms of the group rules, I have to declare my bias. I have written or photographed numerous stories on Bertus Basson and his restaurants over the past decade. Last year I published his cookbook: “Homegrown”.

I like Bertus. I consider him a friend. I deeply admire his approach to contemporary South African food and his innovative restaurants. Which is why I found myself standing outside De Vrije Burger at 11:15 yesterday morning.

Group Captain Lowe, please take the necessary action if you deem my bias inappropriate. The rules are perfectly clear and reasonable, and simple professional integrity also requires that the reader is aware of my connection when reading what follows.

So here goes…

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Ash

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Posted on the Facebook restaurant group Cape Town Restaurants – the good, the bad and the nastyyy…

September 29, 2016

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Fire it up

Friday, 4 September 2015
I love fire. In fact, I'm a bit crazy about it. Photographing fire, and things cooking on it makes me very, very happy. This is evidenced by four books modelled around fire and a swathe of editorial work on the topic of either baking or cooking with fire.
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Clarke's Fried Chicken Sandwich

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Posted on the Facebook restaurant group Cape Town Restaurants – the good, the bad and the nastyyy…

April 17, 2018

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Chef's Warehouse Beau Constantia

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Posted on the Facebook restaurant group Cape Town Restaurants – the good, the bad and the nastyyy…

June 18, 2018

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Shooting in Kitchens

Friday, 4 September 2015
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One of my favourite tasks as a food photographer is shooting in a working kitchen. That energy has a special taste, a fizz on the tongue that only comes when you are surrounded by people hell-bent and totally consumed in a make-or-break task. I just love being in that soup.
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