Impressions of South Africa: A Connection That Never Fades Once Made

Chef Robert Springer in South Africa

I wake up at 6:00 to roaring in the distance and step slowly outside my tent onto the deck to see a largemale lion walking away from a watering hole no more than 200 yards off. All throughout the night, youcan hear small movements around the tent, from little steps to hyenas laughing. It’s unnerving, […]

On the Road to Where I Want to Be

Chef Robert Springer

I am, in the truest sense of the word, a restless soul. I write these words more for myself than anyone else. This is my therapy to find my real self and help me to get to where my compass leads—a dialogue with pen and paper to find out if that compass points me to […]

A Cooking Method as Old as Mankind

Fire Cooking

Every culture has a name for cooking with wood: braai in South Africa, barbacoa in Spain, churrasco in Portugal and Brazil, and the familiar “barbeque” to Kurdish, Hmong, and East African chefs. And, just like the name, the method is entirely different for each. But the need for a chef to call in all their […]