The much awaited Mma Ramotswe’s Cookbook is finally here!
At Redbush Tea we are really delighted to see that Redbush Tea features
not only on the front cover but also in the book’s recipes and content -
what southern African cookbook could possibly ignore rooibos!

As Alexander McCall Smith says in his foreword the book contains "exactly the sort of food that we can imagine gracing the table as Mma Ramotswe sits down to dinner with Mr J.L.B.Matekoni and the children after a hard day’s work in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors."

Just to wet your appetites we have a small extract from the book which Stuart has kindly let us use and also there are a couple of recipes from the book for you to try before you buy this wonderful book.

"How fortunate, also, she reflected, tasting the stew that was thickening nicely, to be a traditionally built lady, at ease in one’s own skin, free to enjoy home-made biscuits with
Mma Makutsi or some of the persuasive fruitcake of the indomitable Matron of the Orphan
Farm, Mma Potokwani. Tea went so well with all of these foods and gave one time to think,
it really did, particularly when the tea in question was Redbush."

"Redbush Tea is essential to Mma Ramotswe who says that it gives
you time to think and is a temporary solution to life’s problems."

The Redbush Tea Company supports the indigenous peoples of the Kalahari by giving a percentage of their profits to the Kalahari Peoples Fund (KPF). Their vital work includes building schools and medical facilities and championing human rights.

"Mma Ramotswe’s Cookbook is written in a spirit of celebration for Botswana and reproduces recipes from people keen to share their cuisine, because they are kind-hearted and love their country. I hope that you will enjoy it, perhaps with a cup of Redbush Tea." Stuart Brown

Mma Ramotswe’s Cookbook is priced
at £18.99 (hardback) is available
from all good bookshops or directly
at or by calling
0845 370 0067. Author royalties
from sales of this book are going
to good causes in Botswana.

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Copyright© Stuart Brown and Alexander McCall Smith, 2009. Photographs copyright© MatsÖgrenWanger, UlfNermark, 2009. Illustrations copyright© Iain McIntosh, 2009.