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desIgn takes a look at MUNCH. 62 Hein Scholtz has always had a passion for food – and while he was completing his honours degree in Journalism and Media at Stellenbosch University, he got the idea to write a cookbook, Munch. He credits his own experiences as a student for the idea for the cookbook – a collection of recipes and advice for students and young working professionals. The cookbook is a collection of 76 easy-to-make, satisfying and delicious recipes, sure to come in handy not only in the novice cook’s kitchen, but for anyone who enjoys Scholtz’s flair for cooking. From the initial chapters on how to stock your very first kitchen, to “7 ways with eggs” and even a strawberry jam and T-bone steak in between, this book is a sure winner in any kitchen, bringing contemporary food philosophy to the young. Talking about contemporary, Munch is also one of the first cookbooks in the world – and surely the first in Africa – to make use of the social media in the layout to enrich the reader’s experience. Those who enjoy the added media layer can tweet him about their recipe experiences, and share in other readers’ successes and inspirations on twitter. There are also QR tags that take the reader to a short video clip, explaining how to recreate a step in a recipe, from how to make a tortilla wrap properly to stuffing chicken fillets with prawns. Hein has a degree in biological human life sciences, majoring in nutrition, from Stellenbosch. After his postgraduate media and journalism degree, he started the Dr Mol Show with South Africa’s favourite doctor, Michael Mol, working as a content producer for the SABC3 health show. Currently he works as content producer for the Doctors Orders show, and is working on his second cookbook. For more, tweet and follow him on twitter @heinscholtz and @ MunchZA or mail him at desIgn Namibia June - August 2013