By Lehla Eldridge
The South African Illustrated Cookbook is a compilation of recipes pricey to South Africans from all walks of lifestyles and traditions. It contains Xhosa, Cape Malay, Zulu, English, Indian, Afrikaans, Portuguese and new South African dishes. Illustrator Lehla Eldridge has captured numerous landmarks - either formal and casual - round South Africa to accompany those neighborhood recipes that she has garnered from chefs round the nation. Her watercolor illustrations are whimsical, funny and fascinating, but perceptive of the country's wealthy and sundry impacts.