First and foremost, I am proudly of German and Austrian descent! However, I was born in the middle east, grew up and went to school in South Africa, then worked in the financial sector for nearly 20 years both in SA and the UK. Now, with my Kiwi husband and son I live in New Zealand and love it. I have now blended the cultures and nationalities that make me the person I am to create my own style of food. I make my own sausages, will soon be smoking them too, flavoured with tastes of Germany, the middle east, South Africa as well as the traditional English pork sausage flavoured with tastes of my childhood. Above all,the German in me stands out in all my sausages - if its not meat, it does not go into a sausage! Cakes,Torten and blends of cultural recipes are my forte - Black Forest Pavlova anyone?