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S.J.A. de Villiers

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Mrs. S.J.A. de Villiers is a South African icon. She is the one who taught the nation to cook.

In 1951 she published the first edition of Kook en geniet with the help of her friends and family. Cook and Enjoy appeared in 1961. Until 1990 she handled everything from printing to distributing of these immensely popular recipe books.

For this new, updated edition, her daughter, a home economist like her mother, worked through the text and modernised it where necessary without losing the essence of the Cook and Enjoy we all know and love.

De Villiers lived in Stellenbosch and passed away on 20 September 2010, aged 91.

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