Jeanne Horak-Druiff

Jeanne Horak-Druiff is a born and bred South African who has been living in London since 2002. Jeanne started keeping her first journal at the age of 11 and has had a near-obsessive interest in writing ever since.

She qualified as a criminal lawyer and lectured commercial law for eight years, but her real passion remains writing. She is a freelance writer and columnist whose work has been published in The Digital Dish, National Geographic’s 500 Food Journeys and 500 Secret Journeys; the BloggerAid Cook Book; and the forthcoming Creating a Meal You’ll Love and Foodies of the World. She is a regular columnist for the online publication We Magazine for Women and South Africa’s most popular food website, Food24.

Jeanne started her award-winning food blog CookSister! in May 2004. This internationally respected blog was recently named as one of the Times Online's Top 50 Food Blogs in the world and is also a four-time winner of the Best South African Food Blog title. Her individual and distinctive writing style and love of teaching has led to her being sought after as a conference speaker both at Food Blogger Connect (London ‘09 and ‘10) and the South African Food Blogger Conference (Cape Town ‘10 and '11).

Take a look at her blog