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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Four months ago publisher Lannice Snyman died and the family-owned publishing house went into survival mode. Lannice's daughter and virtual business partner Tamsin has taken charge of the business and Lannice Snyman Publishing is back up and running, continuing the special legacy that Lannice left.


Lannice Snyman Publishing currently has 15 cookbook titles in print and looks forward to continue producing South Africa’s finest and top-selling cookbooks.
We are therefore extremely thrilled to announce our latest cookbook, Simply Good Food by acclaimed author and all-round foodie Justine Drake. The book will be launched countrywide in the next few weeks. Justine presents a selection of fresh and original recipes based on ingredients and principles from the Discovery Vitality HealthyFood™ programme. She has, with characteristic flair, struck a fine balance between the art of healthy eating and the scientific principles at the heart of the programme. It is upbeat, accessible, inspirational and, above all, appetising.


Courtenay Snyman remains in charge of distribution and makes sure our books reach all corners of Southern Africa as well as America, UK and Australia. We are pleased to be working with Pick n Pay and you’ll see Simply Good Food on their shelves this month. Book sellers should make sure to contact Courtenay to ensure they don't sell out.

American Express Platinum Fine Dining Programme

Publisher Tamsin Snyman will take over the Western Cape region for these annual awards. American Express® conceived and developed the Platinum Fine Dining Programme as a tripartite relationship with its discerning Platinum Card members and the country’s truly special restaurants.

This year's awards took place in Johannesburg on 6 September and in Cape Town on Monday, 20 September at Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine.
Visit www.americanexpress.co.za/personal/platinum_fine_dining.asp for more info.

S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards

Event Director Nathan Garnett has asked Tamsin to take over from Lannice as Regional Chairman (Southern Africa & Indian Ocean Islands) for the S. Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards which takes place in London every year. She will select and work with 30 locally-based judges who travel and eat out internationally. South Africa’s La Colombe (Luke Dale-Roberts) is currently in 12th position and Le Quartier Français (Margot Janse) is currently in 31st position.

Restaurant Consulting

If you need a menu revamp or your food styling turned up a notch, know that we are passionate about getting things right! Don’t miss the new 12-course menu we planned and devised for GOLD Restaurant which is launching 20 September.
Go to www.goldrestaurant.co.za and book a table and experience the finest Cape Malay and African cuisine that Cape Town has to offer.

Rickety Bridge Gourmet Products

Lannice and Tamsin joined forces with Rickety Bridge Wine Estate in Franschhoek to create an innovative range of co-branded gourmet products. We have had wonderful press coverage since we launched in March this year. A newly built food manufacturing plant and a dedicated team is in place to produce the range of 20 products which include speciality salts, salad splashes, balsamic squeezes, chutneys and relishes. Our current top sellers are the Tomato, Chilli & Coriander Sauce, Garlic & Ginger Peri-Peri, Red Wine Onion Jam and the Pomegranate Salad Splash. We stock the entire range at our office in Hout Bay, so please pop round anytime to sample the range and take a bottle of something special to your next dinner party. Visit www.ricketybridge.com for more info.

Bay Gourmet Catering & Events

Tamsin's own business, Bay Gourmet Catering will take a back seat for the immediate future, but we are available for any queries. Having been in the event co-ordination game for seven years, we have a heap of knowledge that we love to share.

The Bay Gourmet Hiring Division of crockery, platters and stemware will remain in operation, so please be in touch if you need anything from our well-stocked storeroom for your next special occasion. (021 790-3367 or 082 8989-442)

We look forward to welcoming you to indulge in our brand new website www.lannicesnyman.com which will be up and running in the next few weeks. Watch this space!

Join us on Twitter - @tamsinsnyman – and keep track of where we are, what we are eating and the happy events we find ourselves at.

We are in the process of creating a blog and we’ll be keeping you up to speed with what’s happening and hot-off-the-press food news.
We look forward to once again working with all our customers and clients and establishing connections with future partners.

Tamsin Snyman

Courtenay Snyman
Distribution Manager

Michael Snyman


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