We meet Jade de Waal, purveyor of Food Jams – social gatherings which unite people through food – to talk about her home-dining concept and how her love of music inspired her unique approach to cooking.
Jade’s family home is one of Cape Town‘s best-kept secrets. Over the past seven years it has welcomed hundreds of guests who come for the chilled-out atmosphere and delicious home cooking.
‘The first thing I say to guests is, if you want something just help yourself or shout,’ says Jade. ‘For me, that’s a way of bringing people together and making them feel at home.’
Matriarchal Jade watches over proceedings from her wood-burning stove – a crackling hub of activity – and delivers Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-inspired dishes that will leave a smile on your face.
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