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Cook from the Heart : Food for every Mood

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Cook from the heart

It feels like just yesterday that I shared the news about my second book with all of you and now it’s already available on the shelves of all the major bookstores around the country. How is it November already?!



Anyway, yes, Cook from the heart: Food for every Mood is finally available and I am ridiculously excited. I think having a second book is kind of like having a second child. With your first you over think everything and you plan everything to the last minute detail. With your second, you know what to expect and you know that you don’t have to sweat the small stuff. That’s why I was almost caught off-guard last week when my publicist said the books are on schedule for their release on the 1st of November. It feels like this year has just flown by (and I say this every year).

Kook uit die hart

So with that, I want to share the cover of Cook from the heart (Kook uit die hart in Afrikaans) with you. I am so beyond chuffed with it, even though I was terrified to be on the cover. A very special thank you to Albie Bredenhann who made me feel so at ease and took the most beautiful photos and Yolandi Herbst for her incredible make-up skills and my friend and hair stylist Cornel from Follicle Hair Atelier for making me look like a hair model every time I leave her salon.

Shortcrust tart shells

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing a few behind-the-scenes posts (like the food photos I’ve shared here) with you as well as a few recipe videos we shot for the release of the book.

Cherry tomatoes

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Funkabubble

    It looks like a great book – when will it be on Amazon so that I can buy it in the UK ?

  • Lou

    Well done Alida, it’s gorgeous and looks fantastic! I think the covers even an improvement from your 1st book … Lucky for us it’s nearly Christmas 🙂 Looking forward to the inside …

  • Nanette Louw

    Hi Alida, I cant believe its the first time im on this blog?! I need to urgently get both of your books, the second one looks amazing! A cery big congratulations, may there be manymore triumphs for you on the road ahead!

  • Johan

    Baie geluk Alida en dis so lekker om die mens agter die talent te sien, persoonlik is jy vir my, en ek is seker baie ander ‘n inspirasie om in die kombuis in te vaar en ons passies uit te lewe. Mag jy baie suksesvol wees met jou nuwe baby !

  • femmegypsy

    Well done Alida! It looks absolutely gorgeous, definitely adding to my birthday wish list 🙂

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