Chef – Tannie Poppie
Her favourite food is lamb, and her dream is to teach people how to “make more of a meal”.
This is the Tannie Poppie who became a household name during the screening of Kokkedoor I, with the “kaiings in pork fat”. This for those uninitiated in traditional “head to tail” food, is cracklings.
Poppie Coetzer shot to fame with Kokkedoor and became an instant darling with consumer magazines, radio and television programmes – all who wanted her recipes and begged for interviews. Although she did not win this series, Poppie soon became a phenomenon as far as public adoration is concerned.
Nick-named as the “Chuck Norris of cooking” or more often said, “Almal se Ouma” (everybody’s Grannie), Tannie Poppie, as she is affectionately known, is in huge demand as a public speaker, cooking demonstrator and celebrity chef.
Two years ago Poppie Coetzer was a retired housewife in the coal mining town of Kriel where she ran a children’s home and baked for charities and home industries.
One of this formidable women’s lifelong aspirations was to publish her own cookbook. This became a reality on 27- in store. Within just a few days, the books sold thousands of copies and messages from fans were posted on Poppie’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TanniePoppieSeFenClub target=”_blank”.
Selling for around R220 per copy, you can now win your own copy of her book. There are 192 recipes, inclusive of Tannie Poppie’s family favourites and typical South African country fare.