Marie Viljoen

Marie Viljoen

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Marie Viljoen blogs daily about gardening, foraging and eating at 66 Square Feet. She teaches at The Brooklyn Botanic Garden and writes for magazines and newspapers about plants and the people who eat them.

Her new book is 66 Square Feet – A Delicious Life (Stewart, Tabori and Chang), inspired by the author’s blog, named after the size of the her tiny terrace. Each chapter is a month, and ends in the kitchen, with a menu inspired by her terrace and roof gardens, farmer’s markets, and the occasional weed. Set against a backdrop of growing up in South Africa and moving to the United States, meeting her French husband, and finding a culinary and emotional home in Brooklyn, Viljoen’s book is a love letter to living seasonally in the most famous city on the planet.