Jacana Media and Lola Montez are pleased to invite you to a Goddess Bootcamp hosted by Kagiso Msimango, author of The Goddess Bootcamp.
Are you broken, depressed, depraved or need rescuing? Then this is not the book for you. If, however, “okay”, “fine”, “not bad” and “alright” often feature in describing your life, relationships, mood or career, you need The Goddess Bootcamp. Going on Bootcamp will empower, inspire and support you to upgrade your life to one filled with pleasure, passion and purpose.
Dress to express your inner goddess and join Msimango as she tells you why you must embrace your sexuality in order to create a fabulously, juicy life of WOWness.
Jacana is pleased to share a book preview of the German book, Afropolis: City/Media/Art, which has now been translated into English.
The flipping preview contains an entire contents page, which delineates the five different cities (Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa, Johannesburg). The preface, foreword, and the three first chapters from the Cairo section make up the bulk of the preview of the book, which takes a fascinating look at the African metropolis.
Lao Tsu meets Oom Schalk Lourens in this delightful meditation on what it means to practise Zen in a changing South Africa.
Zen Dust moves from the stoep to the dusty roads of the Karoo, drawing inspiration and contemplating life as Osler drives between Poplar Grove, his farm and meditation centre close to Colesburg, and the small towns of the area like Hopetown and Koffiefontein.
We meet a kaleidoscope of everyday people and places, the karretjie mense, the opera-singing garage attendant and the folk of Fauriesmith in an exquisitely designed book where photographs by David Collett elegantly compliment Osler’s wise and humane writing.
About the author
Antony Osler has been practising Buddhism for over thirty years, including a spell as a Zen monk. He is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa specialising in human rights legal work. Antony also has a degree in theology and has been a visiting lecturer in Buddhism at Rhodes University. He is married with two children and lives with his family on Poplar Grove, a small sheep farm near Colesberg in the Karoo.
Jacana Media and Exclusive Books at Rosebank Mall are pleased to invite you to the launch of The Goddess Bootcamp by Kagiso Msimango.
Dress to express your inner Goddess and join Msimango as she chats to Timothy Maurice Webster about the path from OKness to WOWness. The event will be held at the Exclusive Books in Rosebank Mall on Thursday 8 November at 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM.
Picasso famously said there are two types of women: doormats and goddesses. If you find yourself describing your life as ‘fine’, ‘ok’ and ‘not too bad’, The Goddess Bootcamp, by certified life coach and self-proclaimed Liberator of Women, Kagiso Msimango, is just the tool to inject a big dose of Wow-ness into your life.
About the author
Kagiso Msimango was born with an enquiring mind; even starting school at the tender age of three! In her early twenties, her constant questioning of the status quo resulted in a period of depression, ending up therapy. Her psychiatrist advised her to learn to accept that things are as they are, and put her on anti-depressants. Unwilling to accept life as something that she needed to be medicated against, she turned her probing mind towards learning how to not only survive life but to thrive joyfully.
She read books, attended seminars and took courses on subjects as varied as psychology and metaphysics, and acquired a wide range of skills; from Reiki and EFT, to coaching, workshop facilitation and teaching via the Accelerated Learning technique.
She is now the first woman in Africa to become a certified IAW Facilitator-Coach, a coaching protocol specifically designed for women.
She began her journey in order to improve the quality of her life, and in the process realised that part of her path was to do the same for the world, one woman at a time. She founded The Goddess Academy to support, inspire, and empower women to believe in, choose and create lives of WOW!ness filled with pleasure, passion and purpose.
Dudley is the owner of The Kitchen, a week day eatery in Woodstock, and her cookbook reflects the busy community of regulars that frequent it. She shared her love of food with de Beer and explained the concept of the book – which was to create a food memoir that resembled a family photo album:
When you meet the heart and soul of Cape Town’s The Kitchen, you know your instincts were right. If The Kitchen sounds familiar it’s because this restaurant achieved national exposure when Michelle Obama popped in during her visit to SA with her daughters.
Now cook and owner Karen Dudley has written a cookery book entitled A Week in The Kitchen (Jacana, R225).
When I first read it from cover to cover, I went and bought two more as gifts for friends. I knew they would love Dudley’s approach and ethos.
Pre-order your copy of Annie Bell’s Baking Bible from Jacana Media and receive a 20% discount. Books will be delivered at the end of September:
In this beautifully illustrated book, Annie Bell explains the techniques that produce perfect results every time, whether baking sponge cakes, biscuits, brownies, muffins, macaroons or meringues.
She creates sweet treats for all occasions, from children’s birthdays to Christmas, sharing her fail-proof recipes that will ensure you never again bake a cake that fails to rise or sinks in the middle. With recipes inspired from Britain, France, America and a number of places in between, this is an indispensable guide to becoming a brilliant baker.
It’ll make your mouth water and ensure you impress and delight with really great chocolate brownies, delicious carrot cake, tangy lemon and polenta cake plus the oh-so-easy and yum breads and pancakes.
This is a chance to prepare some of the amazing dishes from The Kitchen under Karen’s direction. Only twelve participants get to participate, and in order for you to do so, simply book your place on Karen’s Hands On Workshop. Once you’re registered, you will receive a hamper that includes an apron, Taste magazine and ingredients. There will also be a culinary assistant at your work station.
Karen’s workshop is on Saturday 25 August at 1PM, at the Durban Convention Centre. To book your place, contact Shona at 021 702 2280, or email shona@gourmetsa.
The launch of Karen Dudley’s exquisite recipe book, A Week in The Kitchen, was an exceptional event held last week at the remarkable eatery, The Kitchen, which is, additionally, the subject of the book.
Accompanied by the city’s finest strolling musicians, Playing With Fire, the author and restaurant proprietor welcomed some 200 people who’d come to celebrate, toasting the book’s success with sparkling wine.
Dudley paid tribute to her mother, who taught her about delicious things. “That’s my real gift,” said Dudley. “I know what’s good. And I love to communicate that with all of you.” The vivacious chef demonstrated how her mother rolls her shoulders when she tastes something really delicious. “I live for making something that will make her that happy,” she said.
Those present quivered with delight at the array of snacks on offer: tomato pesto with caramelised onions served on croutons, green pesto with rare beef, tomato sauce and capers, marinated mushrooms and green pesto, phyllo pastry stuffed with cheese and baby spinach flavoured with coriander, sweet potato with snoek pate, mince koftis with chilli mayo sauce, fried potatoes and more…
Dudley also thanked the sterling work of designer Roxy Spears and photographer Russell Wasserfall. Describing the intense week during which the photos for the book were shot, Dudley said, “We made the food we always make, Roxy put it on a tray, I tweaked it and Russell shot it in the small window of time before the lunch rush. He was sublimely professional. It was an amazing feat!”
For those who cannot pass by the restaurant for a first-hand experience of the “love sandwich”, be sure to acquire a copy of the book, for the next best thing…
“This book was born out of love,” said the author, who was at pains to publicly acknowledge each and every person who so enthusiastically participated in the publication and the larger project, The Kitchen.
Jacana Media and The Book Lounge are delighted to invite you to the launch of A Week in The Kitchen by Karen Dudley.
On Thursday, 3 May 2012 at 05:30 for 06:00 PM, Dudley, the creative cook of The Kitchen in Woodstock, will be in conversation with food journalist Sam Woulidge, best known for her column in Taste magazine. These ladies will talk about their love for food, what is in season, what Capetonians are eating and what the new food trends are.