Hello, I’m Jane.

Let’s face it, I’d much rather we got to know one another over pizza or a glass of wine but our internet providers don’t facilitate that quite yet so, in the mean time, it’s nice to sort-of meet you.

I’m a Zimbabwean-born South African dividing my time between New York City and the rest of the world.  Currently I work on Eos, the world’s most beautiful yacht, am chef to the amazing Diane von Furstenberg in New York, and I'm also working on a couple of collaborative projects that I’m really excited about.

For most of my adult life I have been lucky to have experienced such wonderful things; from traveling to exotic locations, meeting wonderful people and eating the most gorgeous food.

One of the things I love most about food, is that it connects each of us in such a special way. Wherever you are in the world you will always find people eating and enjoying food. It’s been a way to connect with family, friends and even strangers from all over.

 Of course some of us like to eat and some of us like to cook but I’m a big fan of both and I believe in making each activity as enjoyable as possible. I make food that is simple and unfussy, from a bunch of ideas and tips I’ve picked up along the way. I’m so pleased to be able to share these with you as recipes.

I think it’s important to nourish our amazing bodies as best we can, but I don’t make health-food - just real food that’s generally pretty healthy.  My book “Fresh Happy Tasty” is filled with the food I feed my guests, my fellow crew mates and my friends.

 I hope that “Fresh Happy Tasty” will be a go-to book for when you want an idea, whether for a dinner party or a simple lunch on your own.  I sincerely hope it will become one of your best friend's in the kitchen.

Be happy, have fun and love food.



Read more about me at DVF.COM or Weekend Names.
all photography on this site provided by : Brooke Fitts

all photography on this site provided by : Brooke Fitts