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Her day job is in HR, but when not “at work”, Tayla Naika creates beautifully styled and quirkily named recipes for her Instagram feed, @Taylamadefood. As Heritage Day approaches, we asked her to share her cooking roots.
When I was around 16, we were living in Durban and my mom was travelling to Johannesburg almost weekly for work.
She’d have been in meetings all day, caught an afternoon flight home and still have to prepare supper because my sister and I couldn’t cook! One evening, she just reached a breaking point and gave me an ultimatum, either I start learning to cook or we go hungry. The first thing I learned how to make was hand-cut hot chips and I’ve never looked back!
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