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Sam Gates to Feature at the Rock Girl Bake Day and the Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town

Food for your BroodFood for your Brood author Sam Gates will co-host the Rock Girl Bake Day, a leadership initiative aimed to empower young women, this year.

Gates has partnered with Claremont Pick n Pay to show 20 girls from Manenberg, Gugulethu, Claremont, Rondebosch, and Oranjezicht how to create cakes for the important women in their lives. The event will take place at St Cyprians School on Friday, 22 May, from 2 to 4 PM.

On Saturday, 23 May, Gates will also present a cooking demo at the Good Food and Wine Show. Catch her at the Cape Town Convention Centre for her talk on “Sushi for squeamish kids”.

Don’t miss it!

Rock Girl Bake Day

Good Food and Wine Show

About the book

For cook Sam Gates, the best meals are those shared with the people we love, when the humblest ingredients, casually gathered, seem to magically turn into fine feasts. Written with refreshing honesty and humour, Food for your Brood throws out formality in favour of relaxed and vibrant meals to share with the special people in your life.

Whether you need a rocket under your everyday menu, or posh nosh for high days and holidays, this cookbook is packed with Sam’s practical, innovative (and ruthlessly tested!) recipes that jump off the page, grab you by the hand and steer you at high speed towards the kitchen.

Gather your brood together and get cooking, sharing memories and laughter over plenty of good things to eat.

About the author

Sam Gates is a writer, cook, TV guru and mum. She’s cooked fabulous food everywhere, from sushi in Italy and seaweed in Scotland to camp suppers for 60 hungry little Cub Scouts and potjiekos parties in the bush.

As Marketing Director of the United Kingdom’s first food channel – Carlton Food Network (shown in South Africa on DSTV) – Sam helped promote Britain’s top chefs and the launch of the channel in Africa. Working with fantastic, inspiring chefs all day, she kept quiet about her own love of cooking, but raced home every night to cook her heart out. When consultancy work with other channels inspired her to set up her own marketing consultancy, the BBC Food website was her first client.

As well as writing for magazines and working with small food producers, helping them market their products, Sam works with schools and charities, running baking sessions for kids who’ve never cooked before. Food for your Brood is her first book.

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