When shared with family and friends, food transcends beyond its textbook definition. Smells, flavours and preparation are connected to family history - passed down from one generation to the next through storytelling. Across social statuses and racial lines, every family has a recipe (or two) that they cherish. Family recipes tell a story. They connect you to people or places… or memories.
The concept for a recipe story book originated from a
Facebook community page called Food Fairies (previously called Lockdown Recipe
But then things took an interesting turn…
What started out as a call for family recipes turned into a platform where people shared the heritage stories behind each recipe. The stories emulated pride; memories of a time long, long ago; some filled with pain, others joy.
As a result, Koe'sister was born. A spin-off of Mosadi Online, the quarterly magazine published by Mikateko Media features recipes from ordinary South Africans passed down from generation to generation. The magazine is available quarterly at SPAR and Woolworths nationwide as well as online via the Koe'sister Online store.
Stay connected with our Food Fairies Facebook Group.