I’m a girl from South Africa who lives to cook, eat and repeat.

My mother is a qualified chef, which I suppose was the spark which ignited my passion for food. My other spatula-in-hand heroes include the likes of Jamie Oliver, Heston Blumenthal and Adam Liaw (among many others) and I will often refer to them.

I’ve always wanted to start a blog which documents my culinary chronicles, but I’ve always seemed too busy at the stove! Now that I have finished studying I have a lot more free time, which is great for experimenting, writing and of course eating.

My dishes are inspired by my favourite restaurants, takeaways, or whatever is in the fridge. I love all food, so it’d be hard for me to choose a favourite, but my passion lies in all things Asian. My greatest fear is running out of garlic and as you will see, I use a lot of it.

This is what I love, and I hope you’ll love it too!


So much love,

Young and Hungry (Natalie)

26 thoughts on “About

  1. love it πŸ™‚ having tried a few of your delicious feasts, I can say for sure you are a great chef and I look forward to many more! consider me your food guinea pig – I am young and ALWAYS hungry! πŸ™‚

  2. This is the loveliest thing I might ever have laid my little eyes on.
    β€œAsk not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.”
    ― Orson Welles

    • Aaaah thank you so much Kloe! That makes me so happy! So do I! Just don’t have the time, I’m always in the kitchen haha! Yay! Hope you find some you enjoy! Xxxx

  3. Great review of yourself Natalie. I have made a few recipes myself inspired by my restaurant outings. I enjoy culinary greats like Julia Child and Rich Bayless (he makes great Mexican dishes and his food program is filmed a lot in Mexico, though he has two restaurants in Chicago USA).

  4. Hi Natalie!

    I found your great website and we would love to feature it!! I work with http://www.TheBesty.com which helps people all over the world find the best restaurants & food. Simply email me back the names and cities of 5-10 restaurants locally or anywhere in the world – that you think are the BEST, and we’ll feature your picks & link to your website, so our users can find you! We work with websites & blogs in over 50 countries, it would be great to work with yours as well!

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    Also, we would love to feature an article about your site, so if you would like to do a write-up about how your website got started, with any fun tidbits about yourself, send that my way and I’ll have our content team post it for you, FB it & tweet it! – any length works! πŸ™‚
    I look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully we can feature your site under our featured blogs!

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    • Hello Julia,

      Thank you so much I would love to email everything, please could you send me your email address and I’ll send you my favourite restaurants around Johannesburg and an article about Young and Hungry.

      Thanks so much for the opportunity


  5. Hi Natalie, Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m happy to have found yours and am really looking forward to seeing you posts πŸ™‚

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