Herman Lensing grew up in Upington in the Northern Cape. He qualified as a chef from the Institute of Culinary Arts (ICA) in Stellenbosch, and was appointed food editor of Sarie magazine at the tender age of 22. Since 2017 he has also been the editor of Sarie kos. Herman is a wellknown TV personality due to his popular series such as Inspirasiekos met Sarie, Okkasie Inspirasie, Dit proe soos huis, Herman se mikro-geheime and Herman se kortpaaie on DStv’s lifestyle channel, VIA. He has won the sought-after Galliova award for South Africa’s top food writer in 2010 and 2017, and a SAFTA for Dit proe soos huis. Herman has also tackled a few stage productions with Marinda Engelbrecht (finalist for the Kokkedoor reality series in 2013), and featured at festivals
such as Aardklop, Woordfees and KKNK. Home Cooking is his sixth cookbook and is also available in Afrikaans as Huiskos. His other cookbooks are Voorskoot, Nóg ’n voorskoot, In my kitchen, 30 and Dit Proe Soos Huis, all best sellers.