Ben Williams FAQ

Greetings all and sundry from editor Ben Williams. I look forward to opening a multitude of windows for you on to my adopted home.

Some things you might be curious to know about me:

Who am I? I’m an American with roots in Denver and Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and Chicago, Illinois. I’ve lived in South Africa for close to ten years now.




Where do I live? I live in beautiful Cape Town, lucky me. I’ve also lived in Durban, Jo’burg, Pretoria and Polokwane – and I’ve explored this country top to bottom and left to right.

Most importantly, where can we buy your cookbook? Did I mention my cookbook? Thanks for asking! Cooking’s one of my major interests. I’ve just published a book on Indian cuisine, called The Masala Cookbook, which people in the States can view on, people in the UK on, and people in SA by clicking here. It is, I must say, a beautiful book – the perfect gift for the foodie in your life (hint!).

But enough about me – what about you? Why are you interested in SA? Are you visiting soon? Is there anything you’d particularly like to know before you arrive? I’m keen to be at your service, so send in the requests! I also answer all curry-related questions quite promptly.