Ben Orkin

Ben Orkin is a 17-year-old self-taught baker, food stylist, photographer, and writer. In his free time, he works on his baking, blogging, and of course his schoolwork. Born and raised Cape Town, South Africa, he was lucky enough to find his passion (and his talent) so early on in life. Ben is living proof that no matter how old you are, you can follow your dreams and passions because you never know where they might lead you. His blog is a delicious journey, all things home baking, and the pleasures that come with it. Bon appetit! Follow Ben  BLOG - INSTAGRAM

Food

Exquisite Mini Zucchini Cakes You Must Try

For many months, I’ve been meaning to visit my cousin’s grandparents at their new apartment. My cousin told me how exquisite it was and I’ve heard nothing, but good things about it. Still, I never understand the fuss they were...

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Food

The Most Delicious Breakfast: Baked Eggs & Pesto

Before digging right into the recipe, I’d like to make a quick announcement: The Saveur Blog Awards nomination process has begun, which is basically the most prestigious food blog award – like the Oscars of food blogging....

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Food

The Perfect Virgin Cocktail for a Hot Summer Day

Last week was my matric dance (prom), which marked the beginning of the end of a long career in school. I wanted to be different and stand out from the crowd so I wore a...

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Food

A Guide to Buying the Best Cookbook

This might sound like silly post to make, but you’re probably guilty of owning cookbooks you haven’t opened since the day they were bought… Right? That’s exactly why you need my help so let me...

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Food, Pop Culture

Top Foodstagrammers You Need To Follow!

  A few weeks ago I was named one of InStyle Online’s Favourite Foodstagrammers! I was so proud and extremely honoured to be recognized and appointed by such a large, well known magazine. This inspired...

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Food

Healthy, but Delicious Coconut and Plum Oats

I’ve never really appreciated winter until I realized how beautiful and warming its light was. It’s quite ironic how winter has the warmest brightest light of all the seasons. Lucky for me, my bedroom is positioned in a...

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Food

The Most Comforting Celery and Bean Soup

A few weekends ago, I treated myself to a new cookbook. My collection at home is pretty small compared to my mom’s and is predominantly made up of baking books, so I definitely deserved a new...

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Food

The Ultimate Breakfast: Crumpets

Either you’re a crumpet or pancake person. I’m a crumpet person. Believe it or not, I can actually still remember the first time I ever made crumpets. It was quite a while back, maybe when...

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Food

Deliciously Baked Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

I don’t feel like talking much about how stressed out I am at the moment, so let me talk about the positivity in my life (sorry if I seem like an I-specialist). This term, our art...

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Food

NOT Your Ordinary Fried Calamari Recipe

You may have remembered my Black Spaghetti + Calamari recipe from a while back… Well I had some leftover pieces in my freezer and have been meaning to make good use out of them. I’ve...

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Lifestyle

A Last Minute DIY Mother’s Day Gift That Won’t Disappoint

Unlike most teenagers, I get on pretty well with my parents. I’ve never really been embarrassed by them. This is simply because they are who they are: amazing! But this is supposed to be about mothers...

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Lifestyle, Personal Development

My Top Food Photography Tips to Bring Your Images to Life

This post is like a follow-up to my ‘How To Photograph Like A Foodstagrammer’ article. I’m not saying I’m the best Food Stylist because I most certainly am not, but there have definitely been huge lessons and tricks...

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