Saturday, July 12, 2008

UK culinary talent Reza Mahammad has his eye on Mpumalanga Highlands

And on Machadodorp to be exact.
Reza Mahammad is Britain's freshest culinary talent. Since his visit to SA for the Sunday Times Food Show in Gauteng earlier this month, he's been talking to the Emakhazeni Tourism Association's Trina Matheson (seen above: +27 82 892 1364) about Machadodorp in Mpumalanga's Highlands region.

Could Machadodorp about to be put on the international culinary map? But more about that later... as soon as there's something concrete to write about (apparently we need to look out for Gwen Gill's column in this weekend's Sunday Times).
Educated in India, Reza has been running his own highly successful and innovative restaurant, Star of India in Kensington, London for more than 25 years. Not many people know that Reza's father was one of the pioneering chefs that brought Indian food to the United Kingdom in the 1930s, so it is with little wonder that his son started down the same path.

Reza's first book, Rice Spice and All Things Nice, published by Simon and Schuster in 2007, is written in his own inimitable style and has been received with great delight. He is now working on a follow-up which is eagerly anticipated.
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1 comment:

Shane said...

Gee, Machadodorp [I know how to pronounce that now! :)] seems to be getting a lot of talent pumped into it as of late! Nice to hear and encouraging for tourism industry, etc.. Cool!