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About me

Occupation Writer / Gardener / Forager / Cook
Location Brooklyn, New York
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Introduction I am Marie Viljoen (fill-YOON, for non South Africans) the author of 66 Square Feet. (Read the About page for more about the blog's name.) I was born in Bloemfontein, came of age in Cape Town, and grew up in New York. I cook, garden and forage in Brooklyn where I live with my French husband, Vincent Mounier.
To contact me please email myviljoen (at) gmail dot com

I write books: 66 Square Feet - A Delicious Life is my first, a 12 chapter (and month) biography of botanical New York and the recipes it inspires. My wild foods cookbook is Forage, Harvest, Feast - A Wild Inspired-Cuisine. Just 510 recipes long...

Interests Books, Botany, Flowers, Food, Foraging, Photography, A Tall Green-eyed Frenchman, Cats, Wine, Water, Picnics, Camping, Planting things, Eating, Writing, Riding Runaway Horses, Laughing like a Hyena
Favorite Music Rain on a tin roof. Oh, and silence. Lots of silence.
Favorite Books Literature: Andrea Wulf, Cormac McCarthy, Doris Lessing, Faulkner, Walker Percy, MFK Fisher, Wendell Berry, Peter Mathiessen, William Gibson, Adam Johnson, Ondaatje, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Saramago, Karen Blixen, TE Lawrence, Rumer Godden, Conrad, Patrick O'Brian, George Eliot, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Marlene van Niekerk, Antjie Krog, Karel Schoeman, Nabokov, Dan Sleigh XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Food: Elizabeth David, MFK Fisher, Nigel Slater, Nancy Singleton Hachisu, David Thompson, David Chang, Naomi Duguid, Paula Wolfert, Patricia Wells, Marcella Hazan, Andy Ricker, Charmaine Solomon, Ottolenghi, Diana Kennedy, Olia Hercules