Braai4Heritage ambassador Nettie Pikeur

Who is Nettie Pikeur?

Nettie Pikeur is the pseudonym of the food writer Madeleine Roux, a journalist for 40 years, and a food writer since 1989 when writing for Max du Preez, the founder of Vrye Weekblad. She has been writing subversive food copy in Afrikaans and English ever since. She lives and work for herself in the town Montague in the Klein Karoo, “die Here se eie wêreld” as she calls it.

Why does Nettie Pikeur support Braai4Heritage?

“As a passionate believer in our heritage, I ask as always: What is heritage except food? To plant, grow, reap, cook and eat food is the greatest gift our Creator has given us. He gave us fire, so we cook. Braai is more than steak and chops. Making a fire gives us pleasure. To feed your loved ones from a home fire is to love all humanity. The last twig threaded with bread and a bit of boerewors, dipped in pepper and the salt of His earth makes you call out: Inshallah, dankie Vader, thank you Lord, Nkosi, Todah”

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