Scheer Intelligence features thoughtful and provocative conversations with "American Originals" -- people who, through a lifetime of engagement with political issues, offer unique and often surprising perspectives on the day's most important issues.
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Alix Verrips, the author of Brunch Across 11 Countries: Recipes of a private chef, chats to Karen Key on SAfm Time to Travel. As private chef Alix Verrips has cooked in employers’ homes in the Bahamas, St Tropez, Spain, the UK, USA and Africa and she has flown in more private jets that she can remember. Alix spent 15 years in the yachting industry cooking for a host of royalty, various celebrities, oligarchs and industrialists. She is the only female chef to have been the Head Chef on four of the top 20 largest yachts in the world. She had the privilege to cook with/for culinary luminaries like Thomas Keller, Charlie Trotter, Jacques Pepin, Martha Stewart, Heston Blumenthal and have had the thrill of meeting a lot more. When not traveling the world cooking for high profile clients, she spends her time in Knysna entertaining friends and raising money for a number of children's charities by using her culinary talents. Brunch Across 11 Countries is all you need to host the best party with a difference. Recipes for a Fourth of July in the Hamptons, with red-white-and-blue parfaits, patriotic pancakes, firecracker hotdogs, beef sliders stuffed with blue cheese, American pie and a surprising bloody Mary with bacon. Impress the in-laws with a menu from Monaco with oysters mignionette, steak tartare, crostini, salad Niçoise, tarte tropézienne and more. Relax at the poolside with inspirational treats from captivating Capri. Or surprise the family with Junkanoo and Johnny cakes in the Bahamas. And there are more brunches from England, Australia, the Greek Isles, Mexico, the Emirates, Africa and sensational Spain. Although served for brunch, the recipes are also suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner.