Dorinda Hafner is something of a living legend in South Australia. In real life, she can truly be described as being larger than it. Not in size, mind you, having gone to great lengths to manage her health and her healthy weight. Some of you may already know Dorinda from her best selling cookbooks, at least one of which A Taste of Africa , with a forward written by Whoopi Goldberg- still rank on the New York Times’ Best Sellers list. Her recipe books have won prestigious international awards such as the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award (France, 2005) and a special jury prize in the 2014 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for for Honey I Shrunk the Chef.
Born in Ghana, Dorinda was the first person from that country to live in South Australia. Not only did Dorinda popularise her own brand of cooking learned from her mother’s mouthwatering recipes, she also featured in her own TV show on SBS that was aired in 48 countries. Now also passionately officiating (yes, an oxymoron, we know) as a civil marriage celebrant, Dorinda is also an incredible Aussie style icon for anyone with even a passing interest in style and fashion. We’re sure you’ll agree.