World-renowned chef Margot Janse shares her passion for the Isabelo: Feeding Hungry Minds scheme in Franschhoek, and how the village has come together to feed thousands during this challenging time.
Words: Margot Janse Images: Supplied
I am Dutch by birth and South African by choice, with my heart and soul firmly belonging in this country. I arrived here 30 years ago, young and full of dreams. I lived in Jo’burg and Cape Town but made Franschhoek my home 25 years ago.
My culinary evolution took shape at Le Quartier Français during this time. While living and working in this famous and wealthy village, the extremes between my daily privileged culinary world and the reality of people living in poverty just two kilometres down the road was hard to swallow. We strongly believed we could make a difference using