Sonia Cabano is a former model turned chef who lived in London and Europe for 12 years, training at Anthony Worrall-Thompson's Bistro 190, Rowley Leigh's Kensington Place, Justin de Blank's and Blacks in Soho. After returning to South Africa she ran a successful catering business in Cape Town with numerous high-profile media and corporate clients, including Italian Vogue, Janet Jackson, Tina Turner and Margaret Thatcher. She also worked as a freelance stylist and journalist for various South African publications, but is probably best known for her work on Pampoen tot Perlemoen, a hugely popular television cookery programme on SABC3. She is currently in demand as a demonstration chef, with acclaimed appearances at both the Cape and Gauteng Good Food & Wine Shows and the Natural and Organic Show. This is Sonia's second cookbook.