Tag Archives: SwitchBitch Books

SA Chef: Chris von Ulmenstein: ‘The Food Critic Chefs love to hate’


I met Riana Andrews, Editor of SA Chef, at a recent function hosted by the Finnish Embassy in Pretoria, in Constantia. She expressed interest in writing a profile about me, and contracted Rebecca Bourhill, chef, blogger, and food writer, to do so for SA Chef magazine.

SA Chef is the official voice of the South African Chefs Association, which has close to 10000 chefs, restaurateurs, educators, learners and culinarians  as members. Its focus is on skills development of the industry. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 8 of Level 2, 20 September 2021


Monday 20 September 2021, Full Moon, Day 8 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day that just got better and better, starting with a wake-up arrival back into the building at 2h00 this morning by Sacha Jack’s EbbTide 201 tenant Franklin, ready to start a party with his loud music, I luckily being able to fall sleep again; for glorious rain this morning; for a hard-working morning; for an hour long interview by brand new magazine IconicSA editor Isaac, for their inaugural October issue, focusing on my role as being an honest and controversial restaurant Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 40 of Level 1, 9 April 2021


Friday 9 April 2021, Day 40 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for yet another beautiful day, at 23C, with no wind; for a busy writing day, feeling cross-eyed at the end of the afternoon; for two meetings cancelled, giving me more time and space to finish my work ahead of the weekend; for enjoying setting up my new iPad, luckily having all my passwords on hand; for a short snooze this afternoon; for a lovely peaceful walk with Vivian Warby, sitting at the Tidal Pool, so grateful for the sunset and catching up on each other’s day; for a walk to Bakoven after Viv left; for a very successful Blog week, with very good readership of my posts, especially the one of yesterday about KLEIN JAN having opened in the Kalahari; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 6 of Adjusted Level 3 Lockdown, 3 January 2021!


Sunday 3 January 2021, Day 6 of Adjusted Level 3 Lockdown, Day 284 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful beach of a day… at 29C, making Camps Bay busy, persons just coming for a walk, a supermarket shop, or a restaurant treat, and a few persons chancing it by running on the beach or into the ocean, Law Enforcement being very vigilant in checking; for a good sleep last night, feeling very relaxed, and happy for my Resting Heart Rate’s good drop down to 57 bears per minute; for some writing this morning, followed by a 2 hour afternoon sleep; for posting my three SwitchBitch books to Honene Bain Roux to Wellington (my old home town) via Pick n Pay’s Aramex courier service 🙏; for a walk with my cleaning team through the Camps Bay beachfront, checking for litter, so happy that there is so little; for 200 Discovery Miles today; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →