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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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Ouma’s French Makeover

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

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Easy Lentil Soup

When it comes to keeping a bagful of nourishing goodness on hand for one of those …

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Coffee butter

Coming home from school, I would often find Ouma Hessie (Ouma Maria) at the kitchen table, …

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Mosbolletjie rusks

While living in South Africa during lockdown, I got quite accustomed to my morning “koffie en …

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Banana bread french toast

There are times for watching what we eat and then there are times that are more …

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VETKOEK (Quick and Simple)

As much as I’d love to say I’ve got a zen-like calm about me, quite content …

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THREE CLASSIC PIES

Having lived in France for the best part of a decade, I recently realised just how …

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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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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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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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STUFFED TOMATOES

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

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CALZONE PIZZA

Isn’t it interesting how we see a place in a whole new light when we’ve been away…

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Amaize-meal Fingers

Before you bring it up, it’s true, I have a slight mieliepap obsession. For as long …

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Twisty Marmite Swirls

It all started with a longing for Marmite tart, an old childhood treat my mother used …

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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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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 …

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Chocolate Log

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

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LEMON PASSION FRUIT PAVLOVA

What can I say? Like most South Africans, I love a good lemon meringue, but I’m…

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Clemengold mieliepap cake

What can I say? I’m a boerseun! So, it goes without saying that I’ve always believed that mieliepap could…

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SELF-SAUCING CHOCOLATE PUDDING

I can remember my mother saying the words “ryk en lekker” as she revealed …

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SALTED CARAMEL BONBONS

The one thing you must know when speaking to people in the chocolate trade …

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Ouma’s French Makeover

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

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THREE CLASSIC PIES

Having lived in France for the best part of a decade, I recently realised just how …

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Fried chorizo & red onion

I love those festive times of the year when we find all sorts of reasons to …

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Baked figs with blue cheese & parma ham

There’s a lot I miss about home when i’m in France, but my…

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Steak tartare

There’s a theatre to steak tartare. As with all the finer things in life, it calls …

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GAMMON WITH MARMITE HONEY GLAZE

When planning your Festive Feast, you want something ryk…

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APPLE-STUFFED CHICKEN

The tartly sweet twist that the chicken breast has been waiting for, with a Mustard Beurre Blanc sauce.

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Duck with red wine plum sauce

Collaborating with Pierneef à la Motte’s executive chef on a recipe for JAN the Journal Volume …

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CHUTNEY CHICKEN WITH ROASTED POTATOES & APPLES

At Restaurant JAN, we put so much energy into every dish to ensure that what reaches …

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CHICKEN AND PRAWN KATSU

Talk about love at first bite! Don’t quote me on this, but I would imagine the …

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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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THREE CLASSIC PIES

Having lived in France for the best part of a decade, I recently realised …

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CONFIT SALMON AND FENNEL SALAD

If the word “confit” (pronounced con-fee), reminds you of the Afrikaans konfyt (jam), don’t …

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PEARL BARLEY RISOTTO WITH SEARED SCALLOPS

In South Africa we almost always buy our scallops frozen, since the fresh variety …

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CORIANDER, LIME AND PRAWN SOUP

Eating warm yet fresh is one of the great winter challenges, so is there …

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QUICK AND EASY SEAFOOD SOUP WITH AÏOLI

Although I would never go as far as to call this a bouillabaisse recipe, …

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Pickled baby hake with peaches

I’d love to say that I’ve always loved pickled fish in curry, but the …

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Sardine & cheddar toasties

There’s this idea that, when it comes to food, chefs never take the easy …

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STUFFED TOMATOES

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

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Easy Lentil Soup

When it comes to keeping a bagful of nourishing goodness on hand for one of those …

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MUSHROOM MACARONS

While some occasions are perfectly content with a simple platter of chips and dip, other occasions …

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Caramel Sweet Potatoes

Patat is Afrikaans for sweet potato, so when calling something a soet patat, you know it’s …

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Hot cross bun bread salad

Few of us can resist the smell, taste, texture, look, feel, personality, heart and soul (let’s …

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Fromage blanc with fresh figs, cashews & coconut

I’m honest when I say I’m not the best breakfast person. Normally a shot of espresso, …

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Hasselback roasted sweet potatoes

When South Africans get together in summer, it almost always results in a braai. Most of …

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SOUTTERT WITH TOMATO CHUTNEY

“Quiche!” was the first thing that my French sous-chef screamed when he saw the big pan …

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CRÈME BRÛLÉE DOUGHNUTS

A sweet easy-to-make treat
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Kalahari Milk

What could have drawn one to this place but a quest for its simple riches – the milk of this land?

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The Bread Gypsy

Long before the low-GI, carb-clever, banting-friendly, wheat-free, gluten-free, and essentially joy-free varieties of bread began …

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Preserving food with Salt

Salt is one of the most misunderstood ingredients of the culinary world. For the past …

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A tale about a very French Picnic

Last Sunday was chaos in Nice. After visiting the market to grab a few bunches …

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