Jenny Morris states “I simply cannot do without it. There is nothing better.”
Since those early days, Jenny went on to cater for functions at high school, and later cooked for friends and family. Jenny is the well known creator of Giggling Gourmet a catering company of note.
Jenny Morris – AKA The Giggling Gourmet – is one of SA’s most-loved food personalities she is an author, magazine writer, radio and TV presenter, celebrity chef, teacher, caterer and culinary tour guide who has had an ongoing love affair with food since she was a child, when she started making mouth watering treats for school fundraisers.
It’s a love affair in the true sense of the word, one that employs all the senses.
Taste is the most obvious, as is aroma. For Jenny touch is also important. “Feeling your food is important,” she says. “Caress it, stroke it, know it intimately.”
How you eat your food will reveal what kind of lover you are. “You don’t want someone who eats a sosatie (kebab) with a knife and fork,” says Jenny with the naughty spontaneous laugh that has earned her the moniker of Giggling Gourmet. “
And if I can get presidents and heads of state to eat with their hands, I can do it for anyone!” Among her kitchen essentials Jenny lists garlic, butter, olive oil, trusty zester, and dhania (cilantro).
“I simply cannot do without it. There is nothing better.” Since those early days,
Jenny went on to cater for functions at high school, and later cooked for friends and family. Jenny is the well known creator of Giggling Gourmet a catering company of note
The Cooks Playground™ where Jenny teaches practical hands-on cooking courses at her cooking school, these include the now famous Cooks Parties™, Team Cooking™ and Single Cooks™ alternatives all of which have fun and laughter as a main ingredient.
Jenny’s formula for success is to “entertain informatively and inform entertainingly,” something she does with flair. Not only has she conquered radio but Jenny has made several television appearances both locally and internationally.
Jenny Morris is also regularly much in demand for events such as Food Festivals and Expos, making regular appearances around and outside the country, and is often commissioned by leading brands for both recipe and menu development as well as promoting, demonstrating food and related products.
She is an examiner for The Culinary Academy, a judge for various food competitions, and is in regular demand as the first choice SA Celebrity Chef to make appearances at various functions and product launches.
Jenny Morris also has a networking relationship with a number well known of international celebrity chefs.
The irrepressible Giggling Gourmet is back! In this exciting new recipe book, international celebrity chef Jenny Morris revisits her favourite travel destinations and cooks her way around the world.
Sprinkled with personal anecdotes, and narrated with characteristic sparkle and quirky humour, this collection of over 150 accessible, imaginative recipes captures the culinary essence of each of the countries she visits.
Jenny Morris, the irrepressible Giggling Gourmet, welcomes you into the warm, fragrant kitchen of The Cook’s Playground, her culinary school based in Cape Town. Drawing on the treasured childhood memories that shaped her abiding love of food, Jenny has created a definitive collection of taste sensations. An inspired and adventurous cook, she transforms the simplest, freshest ingredients into tantalising feasts to share with family and friends on any occasion.