Marie

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About me

Occupation Writer / Gardener / Forager / Cook
Location Brooklyn, New York
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Introduction I am Marie Viljoen (fill-YOON, for non South Africans) the author of 66 Square Feet, which was the size of my first tiny terrace. I was born in Bloemfontein, came of age in Cape Town, and grew up in New York. I now garden and cook in Harlem, where I live with a French husband, a Dominican cat and a larger terrace.

To contact me please email marieyviljoen(at)gmail dot com

66 Square Feet - A Delicious Life is my new book, a 12 month story about botanical New York and the recipes it inspires.

Interests Books, Botany, Flowers, Food, Foraging, Photography, Real men, Real women, a tall green-eyed Frenchman, Cats, Wine, Water, Picnics, Camping, Planting things, Eating, Writing, Riding runaway horses, Laughing like a hyena
Favorite Music Rain on a tin roof. Oh, and silence. Lots of silence.
Favorite Books Cormac McCarthy, Faulkner, Walker Percy, MFK Fisher, Wendell Berry, Peter Mathiessen, William Gibson, Ondaatje, Tolstoy, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Saramago, Karen Blixen, TE Lawrence, Rumer Godden, HE Bates, Conrad, Patrick O'Brian, George Eliot, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Marlene van Niekerk, Antjie Krog, Karel Schoeman, Nabokov, Dumas, Dan Sleigh

** Blog profile picture with lilies © Juliana Sohn. B&W profile picture © Vincent Mounier aka The Frenchman. **