This month we chat to South African Food blogger, private cook and recipe developer Tumi, who brings an authentic twist to South African food.
More: Get Tumi’s recipe for Spicy garlic chicken feet.
How do you balance blogging and a 9-5?
I blog when I have free time, also I don’t blog every recipe I make as I keep some recipes for myself.
Any advice you’d give to bloggers who want to work with brands, how do you stand out from a crowd?
Always be authentic, don’t copy anyone’s style. Always be honest because I know a few bloggers that use cookbooks and other peoples recipes as their own, if your brand is to remake other people’s recipes let it be known. As cliche as it may sound stay true to yourself and brands will notice you.
Your favourite recipe that you developed?
Can’t really think of one off of the top of my head but my most recent is my chili sauce that I will start selling because it’s the bomb dot com.
Are you on team mogodu or skopo?
I am team yonke into babes!
What is your favourite food memory growing up?
Used to live in a commune far from home in primary school and the lady who took care of us made the best briyani,beef bones and beans (we would sit in the kitchen by the coal stove, chat and just enjoy the food) I miss that lady.
How often do you cook for yourself?
I try to cook everyday.
Name 3 things you have to use in most recipes?
Garlic, herbs and chili.
What happens when you get invited to an event and it sucks?
I do not blog or post.