50 x 35cm
Triesa's training, so to speak, started when she was quite young.
On baking day her mother always gave her a lump of dough. She would
show the little girl how to
shape a stone, a jam tart, a pie. Often these were childishly
lopsided. But this is where Triesa's
Enthusiastic in the kitchen, her mother encouraged her. As she grew
older, from time to time she
baked for people, a lemon tart, a chocolate cake stuffed with
cherries, chicken & pork pies. One
thing led to another. Eventually she started her catering business,
TRIESA'S TOWNSHIP TREATS,
specializing in the robust but tasty dishes popular among people of
the ghettos. She did birthday
parties, weddings & even mayoral functions. People sought her out.
She found herself having to
travel here & there, by taxi, by train, by plane.
During the Royal Tour she was commissioned to oversee catering. At
one time Prince Phillip, licking
was heard to say, "You can wake me in the middle of the night for
Triesa's pens en pootjies.
& Camilla found the tripe curry 'absolutely divine.' Afterwards
Triesa received a letter
from the Queen's secretary saying her majesty would love her to come
over & make bunny chows
for her next garden party at Buckingham Palace.
Triesa is certainly going places from the township. Who knows, she
might even end up on the
New Year's Honours list.