About eben


I live in Cape Town where I manage production at a bacon factory in Cape Town.  I love food technology and discovering why things work the way they work.  I write about what fascinates me.

We learn from people around us.  Sometimes I have the privilege to interview food-people.  I share their stories here.

I have two children, Tristan and Lauren.

During my annual vacation I love visiting producers around the world to share and learn. Anyone interested in collaboration on a range of fascinating projects can contact me on ebenvt@gmail.com.

Eben van Tonder


ps. Its a very old photo. 🙂

2 thoughts on “About eben

  1. My family also originates from Van Tonder and Kok families indeed for two generations they were neighbours on the farms Elandsfontein and Jachtfontein They have married into each others families about 4 times over three generations Good luck with your work

  2. Dear Eben

    I found your website when looking for material on E V Rieu. I’ve just forwarded a biographical note on him to some friends (including a link to your blog about Rieu) and would like to forward to you if you can send me an email address.

    I look forward to exploring your website.

    Best wishes


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