When in Franschhoek, you simply must dine at Foliage. We got to know Country Chef Chris Erasmus a little better.
1. Name 2 food trends.
Foraging is definitely in fashion and so are vegetables.
2. Best cooking advice from your mother or grandmother.
Grow your own.
3. Main cooking mistakes novices make.
Watching chefs on TV and thinking it is a glamorous profession.
4. Your biggest flop.
Nothing is a flop. You learn from everything that happens in your kitchen, the expected and the unexpected.
5. Must-have kitchen kit.
Oh, our flat top, a good bread oven and a good blender.
6. When last did you have a takeaway and what was it?
I can’t remember. There are no takeaway places in Franschhoek.
7. Best farmer’s market.
My favourite market is the Route 44 market outside Stellenbosch – great for kids!
8. Favourite tipple.
I love bubbly, from Bread & Wine, Miss Molly for something inexpensive and Steenberg for something more expensive.
9. Favourite restaurant.
Bread and Wine. Neil Jewell and I get on really well.
10. What would you order for your last supper?
Lots of sushi!