In Laura Esquivel’s seminal magic realist novel, Like Water for Hot Chocolate, food has a deeply transformative effect on all who eat it. Continue reading “Cocoa de Loco”
Film-maker, joernalis en fotograaf Cloete Breytenbach word beskryf as “’n visuele digter” en sy ikoniese swart en wit foto’s van die vroeë vyftigerjare in Distrik Ses het al amper volksbesit geword. So veel so, dat hy soms moes baklei om die kopiereg van sy beelde te behou. Continue reading “Die gees van Distrik Ses vasgevang in beeld”
There is a room in a house somewhere/
i once lived Continue reading “Red room”
Welcome to my world! I am Anna-Karien Otto, a freelance writer and editor living in the Boland region of South Africa. My specialities are columns about food, the arts and feature writing. This is where I share my passions for all of the above as well as exploring my interests as a collector of vintage children’s books, antique jewellery and art. I like to think of this portal as a secret library, a welcoming kitchen or a cabinet of curiosities.