Some years ago I was standing in the aisle of a store waiting to pay for something when I caught a glimpse of a book entitled Roast Duck on Sunday. Seduced by the title I rushed home and couldn’t wait to be captivated by somebody else’s food memories. The book was everything I expected and more, it traces the life of two sisters growing up on a farm in South Africa – their cherished moments with family highlighted through time-honoured recipes. A part of me wanted to be them. In my world, a life well lived translates into being able to look back on a scrapbook of memories built around family and friends gathering around something wonderful to eat.