Join us at 17h30 on 14 September 2018 Novalis, Rosemead Ave in Wynberg for the launch of A Feast From Nature – Food Culture of the First Humans on Planet Earth by Renata Coetzee.
In A Feast From Nature, Renata Coetzee explored the food culture of early humans, and later of the Khoi-Khoin. She combined her
knowledge as a nutritionist and food culture expert with fascinating multidisciplinary research over almost two decades. She brought
together aspects of archaeology, palaeontology, botany, genetics, history, culture and much more, in a unique way. While scientifically
sound, it is beautifully illustrated and a true collector’s piece. Coetzee passed away on 27 June 2018.
The first edition in 2015 was rapidly sold out, and the book has been republished because it contains valuable knowledge in various
fields that needs to be developed and researched further, in the interests of intercultural understanding and food security. Assisted by
editor Truida Prekel and designer Adriaan Vorster, Renata used Africana artworks and photographs by Ernst van Jaarsveld, Volker Miros
and Erik Holm, and content from many other sources, to bring to life the linkages between evolution, the history of our First Peoples, and
culinary and cultural history over millennia.
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