Tayla Blaire

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Johannesburg, South Africa
University Of The Witwatersrand
Recipes, Cookbook Ghostwriter, Cooking Enthusiast
  • Tayla is a regular contributor to Simply Souperlicious, a Swiss blog that promotes healthy, mindful eating.
  • She ghostwrote "An Italian Legacy of Love" for Café Del Sol, a prolific Italian-South African restaurant franchise.
  • A passionate cook and foodie, Tayla can usually be found whipping up a new recipe in her kitchen or trying an unfamiliar restaurant.


Tayla has worked as a freelance writer since 2018. Tayla's other love, travel, allows for plenty of opportunities to try local dishes. She freelances for various travel publications, including Fodor's, Matador, and Virtuoso as well as for commercial travel businesses. She joined the Static Media team as a freelancer in 2024 and looks forward to putting her obsessive interest in cooking, baking, and food history to good use.
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