Lebo and Tebo Ndala ‘spill the tea’ at the launch of their cook book, Food Stories

South Africa’s @withlovefromthetwins Laager Rooibos ambassadors, Lebo and Tebo Ndala, entertained audiences at Exclusive Books Gateway on Thursday, 30 January as they shared delicious anecdotes at the launch of their new book, ‘Food Stories’. This flavourful cookbook includes a dedicated ‘Spill the Tea’ chapter, overflowing with Laager Rooibos-infused recipes that will spice up any occasion.

“Growing up in a Pretoria township, whenever you went to visit someone – no matter what the time of day – you were offered tea and scones,” recalled Tebo. “Rooibos tea is such a part of our culture and always brings back such fond memories for us.”

The pages of ‘Food Stories’ are lined with enticing recipes influenced by the twins’ township upbringing, as well as their various travels abroad. In the ‘Spill the Tea’ chapter, the pair have included everything from baked goods to cocktails, all infused with the unique flavours of Laager Rooibos.

“The chapter really opens up the incredible range of tea for cooking as well as the wonderful flavours of Laager Rooibos,” continued Tebo. “I think people are going to be blown away by these recipes!”

The launch event was attended by some of the country’s most renowned influencers and celebrities, among them MasterChef SA winner, Kamini Pather; and Durban-based fashion designer, Kathrin Kidger, who dressed Lebo and Tebo for the evening. Also in attendance were local foodies, members of the media, as well as representatives from Laager Rooibos.

Laager Rooibos Marketing Manager, Candice Sessions, hosted an informal discussion with the pair who shared colourful anecdotes about their food journey, food influences and personal taste preferences. Commenting on the event, Candice said: “Food Stories is part autobiography, part cookbook, which tells such wonderful stories about how the twins developed their passion for food. Understanding the influences and background behind the recipes just makes them that much more enjoyable!”

‘Food Stories’ is available from all Exclusive book stores, select Bargain Books and CAN stores, and online at Takealot or Loot.co.za. For more recipe ideas, follow @withlovefromthetwins and @LaagerRooibos on Facebook.