Clara Sophie

About Clara Sophie

Hi. I’m Clara Sophie Charlotte Bubenzer. Gutsy German-South African chef. Loud laugher. Plant lover. Wine drinker. Asian cuisine junkie. YouTube channel host to Cooked With Clara.

HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN SPROUTS

Dynamite comes in small packages and in this case the dynamite is sprouts. As if being high in Vitamin B6, iron, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin C and K, copper and manganese isn’t enough, they’re also are a good source of dietary fiber. See what I mean? Store bought sprouts can be expensive but it’s extremely easy [...]

By |December 2nd, 2016|

I LOVE EVERYTHING BUT ASIAN IS MY FAVOURITE

As I write this I’m tucking into a big bowl of steaming egg fried rice with sesame oil, shredded cabbage and chili. For breakfast. I have an undeniable love for Asian food. Even though I’ve never been to Thailand or Vietnam, I feel like I know the palate only too well. I could write poetry [...]

By |November 17th, 2016|

HAKE ROCKS. RED STUMPNOSE DOESN’T

With today’s media coverage on the food industry, we’re constantly told what and what not to cook and consume. The loyal potato has been banished along with its best friend bread. Ignored and rejected, they now stand in the shadow of the new hero, cauliflower. The media has such power that we all change our [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|

COOKED TOGETHER vs COOKED ALONE

I’m so excited to be bringing you our first video blog! Watch my interview with Chef Rich Donohue, visiting UK chef, and read about what it means to cook with another highly accomplished foodie. I recently had the pleasure of cooking alongside visiting UK chef Rich Donohue on his visit to Cape Town. I SO [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|

WHAT NO-ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT CHEF SCHOOL

Training to become a chef is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. But to be honest, I also say that about root canal, PMS and waking up early in winter. Going to chef school means that you (or your parents) pay a tertiary institution an insane amount of money for you to become [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|

PADKOS. HOW TO MAKE A GREAT SARMIE

It’s been a year since I went on holiday - a full year since a Karoo trip and paid leave. Fynbos book, bird book, binoculars, clothes. Packed. My cooler box of just-in-case essentials - good olive oil, balsamic vinegar, good salt, my pepper grinder, Mrs Balls chutney, chili flakes, ground coriander, cumin, Japanese mayo (I [...]

By |August 24th, 2016|

BECOMING COOKED WITH CLARA

My lifelong dream is here. I’m the proud owner of a cooking show called Cooked With Clara. You and I have both been watching online food videos where words and bodies have become superfluous. Manicured hands make brownies in 30 seconds and seductively slice the gooey ganache while we salivate over the keyboard. You get [...]

By |August 2nd, 2016|