Words: Karen Dudley Images: Supplied
How does one walk away from something you envisioned and worked tremendously hard for in order to make it a reality and success?
Every few weeks I’d arrive at The Kitchen with a fresh sheaf of recipes.
My cooks would fall on these with glee! The recipes looked something
like this: Esnart: roast cabbage, XO sauce, red onion, seasoned crumbs and mint. Phati: broccoli Pad Thai, bean sprouts, peanuts, spring onions, tofu, no noodles and sriracha sauce. Sandra: shaved cauliflower, slightest blanche, chimichurri, sultanas and parsley garnish.
In the course of the morning, I would be presented with a small sample plate of a new salad and asked, “Do you like it, Mama?” Usually, I would be in the middle of the shop talking to customers.