If you’re crazy about good wholesome food, and wanting to support our ever so talented local producers, I’ve already (highly) recommended a good long perusal of the Wholefood Almanac – the ‘guide to naturally good eating in the Cape’.

It’s a book that I read from cover to cover, drooling ridiculously over almost every page (yes, I really should get help for this condition…), and which has been close at hand for all of my subsequent out-of-town culinary expeditions.

And what better way to find out more about the book than to meet the author herself!

It has come to my attention that Michelle Matthews, who munched her way through uncountable organic boxes and a bewildering variety of local specialty products to put this book together (oh, the hardship), will be selling and signing copies at the Wild Trading Store in Woodstock this coming Saturday morning (6 December).

So, if you’d like a signed copy, or have any burning questions about where to find what local delicacy (or how good it really tastes), come along and meet the food fundi herself.

Plus, whilst you’re there, you can stock up on some delicious organic goodies – I hear tell the first apricots of the season have arrived…. yum!

More about the Wild Trading Store:

The Wild Trading Store is open on Saturday mornings, between 09h00-13h30. Visitors can amble in for a wide selection of fresh and non-perishable organic products and enjoy an organic coffee, tea, or freshly baked croissant while perusing the weekend papers. Brad always prepares something delicious for brunch (think organic potjie or free-range karoo boerewors rolls), which can be enjoyed with a couple of locally brewed beers or a good organic wine. You can even go home with a ‘Wild About Woodstock’ t-shirt.

It’s a friendly place to bring kids or a bunch of friends. The cheerful cushioned crate-chairs and wooden plank trestle tables add to the fresh, informal feel and make it a welcome addition to the morning market and brunch circuit. For many it’s also a chance to learn more about organic produce and purchase some of the offerings before committing to the weekly organic grocery bag.”

The Wild Trading Store is located at 34 Salisbury Street [cnr Fairview Ave], Woodstock. Michelle Matthews will be selling and signing books on the morning of Saturday the 6th of December 2008. The books will be sold for R120 each. For more information tel. 021 448 8109.


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