Here Rozanne Stevens presents a different fresh produce based recipe in and every week to enjoy. Rozanne grew up on a Outspan citrus farm in South Africa, in the breathtaking Gamtoos Valley of the Eastern Cape. Some of her earliest food memories include peeling and eating “naartjies” (clementines) in the orange groves and “Brais” (BBQ’s) in the African heat as well as church fetes with old fashioned games like “egg & spoon races”, pancakes, fudge, Malay curry and rice and jelly & custard. She regards herself as lucky to call the melting pot of cultures that is South Africa home, exposed as she was to Indian, Chinese, Italian, Greek, Lebanese and Malay culture and cuisine, all without leaving the country! Combined with fabulous local fresh produce and you have the vibrant fusion cuisine that is uniquely South African.
Rozanne moved to Ireland in 1999 and in 2004 started her health & lifestyle clinic, Green Living. Soon afterwards she went to teach Green Living classes in Cooks Academy where she went on to be a head tutor and taught for 4 years. In 2009 Rozanne launched her own cookery school and 80/20 Cookery school @ miele was born. A regular on Irish national radio, RTE for many years in 2007 she began contributing weekly to “Today with Pat Kenny.” Rozanne is a weekly columnist with the Irish Independent newspaper.