Notes from a Namibian kitchen Antoinette de Chavonnes Vrugt has produced an enchanting book packed full of her food ideas and “Notes from a Namibian Kitchen”. Those of us who have visited Namibia and have eaten richly and well will just love this book, filled with Antoinette’s personal favourites. Richly coloured and stunningly illustrated with Hentie Burgers photography. He is well known as a wildlife and landscape photographer and does brilliantly in this his venture into illustrating Antoinettes recipes. There’s fish off the Namibian coast, venison, and all sorts of what we regard as traditional South African foods. Maybe we should call them Southern African foods. For me this is the sort of book I would like to keep on the coffee table for visitors to see, but it is going to be in the kitchen where I will certainly be cooking from it. Well presented with a hard cover – my goodness, it is a pretty and yet so practical book.