Cooking in the Photographer's House

Recipes infused with passion that celebrates friends, family and good times, with sumptuous photographs by South Africa’s acclaimed Obie Oberholzer.

“When you’ve been married to a photographer for 44 years, you tend to see things through his eyes; colour and design affect you, no matter where you are, but especially in the kitchen, where I often call Obie to relish the colours on the chopping board or the beauty of a perfect cheesecake.” 

– Lynn Oberholzer

Join us for a meal at the photographer’s home. It will be a long meal filled with reflection and laughter and is a visual journey of their travels, life style and surroundings. The food is simple and inspired and Obie’s photographs are a feast for the eye. Living in the dreamy location of Nature’s Valley in an old beach house renovated to suit their lifestyle, this recipe book developed into something that shares their combined passions of images, food and nature. Lynn’s cooking is peasant style, food with emphasis on fresh, quality raw ingredients, food which anyone can cook. 

“This book is a celebration of our lives together – how we live, where we’ve come from, family and friends, appreciation of life, from the call of the ocean, the spirit of the forest, to the food on the table.”

About the Authors

Lynn Oberholzer is a retired language teacher/sports coach with a lifelong passion for cooking. During her child-raising years, she started a catering business from home in Grahamstown, also doing ten years of pop-up restaurants during the Grahamstown Festival. Now that she has retired from teaching and has moved to Nature’s Valley, she has become Obie’s assistant.

Obie Oberholzer has done 11 coffee-table books and always wanted to do a book on Nature’s Valley, which has been a home from home for the past 40 years. Obie and Lynn have now combined their passions and produced a cookbook with a difference, combining landscapes of the valley with Lynn’s food and images of their lifestyle.

Parameters of Book: 
Author: Lynn and Obie Oberholzer
ISBN: 9781431410682
E-book ISBN: 9781431422807
Size (mm): 255x190mm
Pages: 224pp
Format: Paperback
Colour: Colour
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: September 2014