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JAN the Journal on sale now!

A bi-annual part cookbook, part luxury lifestyle magazine and travelogue documenting Jan Hendrik’s travel and culinary explorations.

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MY LATEST AT-HOME FAVOURITES
SALMON-THUMBNAIL

Mediterranean Chakalaka with Salmon

My answer to this old fave is a Mediterranean twist, with colours as vibrant and flavours as zesty as the Côte d’Azur.

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Oat and Rosemary Biscuits

It always amazes me how the right wine pairing can turn a simple combination of ingredients …

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JAN Crispy Salmon Skin on top of Mediterranean Chakalaka

Cashew Nut Caramel Tart

Step aside pecan! The cashew has been waiting in the wings for long enough. Cashew nuts are …

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JAN HEDRIK RECIPE NICE SOUTH AFRICA – 4

Ouma’s French Makeover

The concept of wrapping meatballs in leaves originated in ancient Greece, where they wrapped…

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JAN HEDRIK RECIPE NICE SOUTH AFRICA

CRÈME BRÛLÉE DOUGHNUTS

Every year or two, I become an absolute sucker for punishment by enrolling myself in…

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Tartelette À La Framboise

Paris is, quite simply, a foodie’s dream. From its seemingly endless array of top restaurants, cafés, …

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JAN HEDRIK RECIPE NICE SOUTH AFRICA-5

STUFFED TOMATOES

What is it about the Mediterranean that produces such a fantastic array of dishes? While vacationing…

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JAN HEDRIK RECIPE NICE SOUTH AFRICA-4

Chocolate Log

Almost everyone I know reacts with the same bewildered “What?!” when I mention that the Chocolate …

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SPOTLIGHT
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French Lessons, A Coming of Age

As a young girl growing up on the South African platteland, I had very little in the fashion stakes …

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Washing our Guests’s hands at JAN (A Custom since 2016)

Something I’ve always found fascinating is how certain customs move in and out of …

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When Tannie Poppie came to visit JAN

Something about the story of Poppie van As immediately captured my imagination.

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Making the Cut

They say you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. Sticking with kitchen metaphors, I’d like to go so far to say…

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