MAKE GIVE SELL by Callie Maritz and Mari-Louis Guy, Human & Rousseau, R250: THE brother and sister team of Callie Maritz and Mari-Louis Guy – Capetonians who are professional food stylists – have come up with another winner with Make Give Sell.
Having made several recipes from their previous books, Cakes to Celebrate Love and Life and Cakebread, Pudding and Pie (successfully!), I can thoroughly recommend both of those titles, particularly if you enjoy baking.
What’s more, if you only need a cupcake recipe for school bakerman, or a lemon meringue pie for the church bazaar, either of these two "cake” titles is great.
This new book, though, is a little different as it is aimed at people who would like to make food to give or sell.
Many of the recipes are delicious enough that you may like to make them – and eat them – at home.
However, if you are planning to go to market – and the book’s Afrikaans title, after all, is Markdag – then Make Give Sell gives fresh ideas for a fantastic range of edibles.
Ranging from urban markets – much needed in Port Elizabeth – to slow-food or organic markets, food stalls at sporting events or a fundraiser in support of a cause, the recipes are imaginative and "do-able”. Not all are baked goods so you will find recipes for farm stall foods such as barbecue sauce, boerejongens and preserved lemons while the chapter on street food offers treats like a prawn po-boy sandwich, Dutch kroketten and crispy duck with pancakes.
There are even instructions for a few non-edible gifts, such as bath scrubs made with sugar and salt.
If you are tired of seeing the same-old, same-old at fetes and sports days, buy this book for the school fete convener.