I started Katy’s Table blog in the winter of 2012, primarily as a creative outlet to write about food & wine, but later it became a great place to store my body of work. I write about my first love: food, and every day I learn more about wine, travel, culture and how to live the Good Life. Blogging has also given me a wonderful platform to meet other writers, eaters, drinkers and travellers from all over the world, and has opened a small window into the warm and supportive blogging community.
I was first inspired by, my now-friend-afar, Madeline Puckette, Writer and Editor of Winefolly.com. For the first time I had found a wine resource, an educational treasure trove, that was fun and accessible. Madeline has taught me that creative and vibrant women can be respected sommeliers and can speak with conviction on their topic, without alienating their audience. I wanted to create a space like Wine Folly, but in a uniquely South African landscape.
Slowly, and without warning, reading and learning and writing about food has become my life. I am drawn to chefs and cooks and farmers; sometimes in a Michelin star restaurant and sometimes in the family home, learning about the creative process that draws people together in a universal way. I hope to share with you here some of the great food experiences I have found, both in South Africa and abroad, highlighting passion and creativity and how to live a Good Life.
Feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Katy: The Basics
Favourite Varietal: Pinot Noir, Old Vine Chenins
Deathrow Meal: Crispy calamari with Steers chips
Reason for being on Deathrow: clobbering a patron who didn’t tip adequately
Next on my shopping list: 3 avos, cheap wine, expensive wine, butter
Ultimate holiday destination: Japan – I want to die happy in an Izakaya
Next to my bed: my Kindle, a Top Deck bar
I dream of: a top of the range vacuum cleaner
Superhuman power: Laundry stain removal