Champion of South African home cooking, Errieda du Toit set out to write a cookbook about the food we most love to eat and the culture of sharing these recipe in community cookbooks. Intrigued by our strong attachment to these dog-eared, food-stained recipe collections, she pored over 150 titles spanning a century. SHARE is her tribute to this humble culinary source and a celebration of its collaborative spirit. It’s the first book to deal specifically with the genre, exploring our intimate relationship with these unassuming little books and their role in shaping food culture. The result is a delightful, quirky and thoroughly modern homage to the genre, tapping into our food memories in a unique way. SHARE features a wide selection of recipes as generous, gracious and welcoming as the home cooks who shared them. They’re all here: the keepers (recipes known for their longevity); the never-fails (those epic recipes that never let you down); communal food for come-on-overs; as well as retro classics alongside those defining dishes and bakes treasured as heritage food. Bringing visual expression to Errieda’s vision of bringing community cookbooks out of the dark corner of food literature, SHARE is beautifully photographed by Errieda’s husband Ian du Toit. The witty styling by Hannes Koegelenberg and creative book design by Marcus Viljoen further capture the character and off-beat traits of the genre. With the right blend of nostalgia, modern revival of old-school recipes and captivating story-telling, SHARE is for home cooks, cookbook collectors and anyone curious and enthusiastic about South African food.