Top picks: EatOut’s Abigail Donnelly

Top picks: EatOut’s Abigail Donnelly

She was one of our very first fans back in 2010 when Pronto Mama’s first range of slow-cooked tomatoes launched, emailing us at the time asking for more!  This week, we caught up with famous foodie, Abigail Donnelly – Editor of EatOut and Food Editor of Taste Magazine. She sure likes her spicy foods, and has a special place for a certain South African fast food chain…

What would your 10-year-old self say about the job you do right now?
“Wow! You are so lucky.”

What’s the absolute best thing and the absolute pits about your job?
“Eating and then being full.”

What is a food aroma you love?
“A ripe peach.”

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever eaten?
“I can’t remember but I don’t like burnt food or green pepper.”

Is there is food trend that you wish would go away?

Favourite spot for lunch?
“Chefs Warehouse & Canteen in Cape Town.”


Where is your go-to place to shop for food or ingredients?

Favourite ingredient to cook with right now?
“Galangal and green pawpaw which I couldn’t get enough from in Thailand.”

Favourite food or wine hero?
“Maggie Beer”


If you were a flavour of ice cream, you would be…
“Orange as it is fragrant and sherbity and reminds me of childhood beach holidays in Mozambique.”

If you had R1000 to spend, where would you go or what would you cook? (and drink)
“Take my friend to Nandos. I love it!”

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life it would be?
“Durban crab curry.”

Your last supper would be (don’t forget the drinks!)
“More crab carry and Inveroche Amber Gin with Fitch and Leeds tonic.”