Aileen Wilsen is a South African food consultant and cookbook author who has been living in Arizona since 2008. She holds a BSc in Home Economics from Stellenbosch University and has a background in teaching and recipe development. She established a demonstration kitchen for Gants Foods, where she developed quick and easy recipes and wrote cookbooks and magazine features. She also developed recipes for companies that supplied Woolworths and Pick ‘n Pay with their popular, ready-to-eat fruit and vegetable lines. Before moving to the US, she presented a food program on Radio Helderberg. Her approach to food is very practical. She incorporates natural and seasonal ingredients in her cooking and believes that recipes should be clear and easy to follow. She is author of the well-received cookbook, South African Cooking in the USA, a collection of over 170 traditional and contemporary recipes from the Rainbow Nation.
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Essential South African Cooking in the USA: 25 Traditional Recipes
by Aileen Wilsen
Essential South African Cooking in the USA: 25 Traditional Recipes represents the essence of South African cuisine. Recipes were developed, photographed and tested in the USA, using locally available ingredients, and are presented in US measurements. South African cooking is a unique fusion of East meets West flavors and styles, and includes dishes such as bobotie, vetkoek and malva pudding.
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