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Summer Syrups

Ban or no ban, it’s always a good idea to have a non-alcoholic trick (or two) up your sleeve.

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TWELVE PAP DISHES

The best thing about coming home, without a doubt, is the pap! these 12 pap dishes are the ones I love most

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Egg Salads

These four egg salads form a collection of some of my favourite experiments of late – and they’re just too good…

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Almond & Naartjie Florentines

Think of a Florentine as a fancy form of teatime treatery. Even the name bestowed on this ultra-luxurious,

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Flatbreads with Hummus

For this fresh and fullsome platter, I used red speckled beans in a batch of flatbreads…

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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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SUGARED CRUFFIN WITH NESPRESSO COFFEE CUSTARD

A cruffin is something like a croissant shaped like a muffin and (usually) dusted in sugar. They’re great for dunking, but also go so well with an indulgent dollop of cream.

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Ginger Biscuits

There’s something about the playful, peppery notes of this classic biscuit that I find absolutely irresistible. …

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Almond & Naartjie Florentines

Think of a Florentine as a fancy form of teatime treatery. Even the name bestowed on this ultra-luxurious,

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Chicken Brioche Pies

You know when you try something new in the kitchen, not sure how it’s going to …

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Flatbreads with Hummus

For this fresh and fullsome platter, I used red speckled beans in a batch of flatbreads…

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Fudgy Bean Brownies

Have you ever tried using beans in brownies? Their gentle mealiness adds a satisfying quality …

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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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RICE CAKE WITH MUSCADEL-SOAKED SULTANAS AND FIGS

The traditional rice cake hails from Italy, where they made this sweet, textured delight with risotto.

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Creamy Chocolate Fudge Roll

I like my fudge creamy. Perhaps it’s because the gooey consistency

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JASMINE RICE & CINNAMON DOUGHNUTS

Of all my attempts at reinventing this Italian classic, these rice-based…

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Fudgy Bean Brownies

Have you ever tried using beans in brownies? Their gentle mealiness adds a satisfying quality …

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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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BEEF WELLINGTON

I’ve always thought the name, Beef Wellington, sounds very grand

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Pork Chops with Parisienne Butter

Isn’t it time the underrated pork chop got the Parisienne treatment?

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PORK NECK

Some of the best dishes you’re likely to taste in your life won’t necessarily win any beauty competitions,

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HOLIDAY EISBEINS

Growing up, a perfectly cooked and beautifully glazed Eisbein usually took centre stage on our festive table.

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Festive Porchetta

Traditionally, a porchetta makes its appearance on Italian tables around the festive season…

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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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Portuguese Rice and Duck

Something about this traditional Portuguese dish reminds me of South Africa’s Spice Route era,

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Chicken Brioche Pies

You know when you try something new in the kitchen, not sure how it’s going to …

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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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ROAST CHICKEN AND BACON PIE

While lean chicken breast makes a great salad, I wouldn’t recommend it for baking a pie.

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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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Beer battered fish

What can I say, I’m a sucker for fish and chips, especially at those …

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TWICE BAKED MUSSEL SOUFFLÈ

The best thing about a twice-baked soufflé is that you never have to worry about getting it to the table in time.

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Rice & Salmon Fishcakes

There’s something so comforting and wholesome about a fish cake. Maybe it reminds me…

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Chakalaka with Salmon

My answer to this old fave is a Mediterranean twist, with colours as vibrant 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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TWICE BAKED CHEESE SOUFFLÉ

When cooking for friends and family at home, a twice-baked soufflé is always a good idea.

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Fried Krummelpap Side

This delicious side evolved during my first (illegal) braai in France, and I’ve never looked back.

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SPANAKOPITA

This Greek-style spinach pie is always a huge hit. Still warm and comforting, but just a bit on the lighter side.

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Tomato and Bean salad

Now for something fresh and nourishing. I find this bean salad to be such a fresh spin on my usual

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DOUBLE VEGGIE BURGER

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that I am not vegetarian. But when you’ve been cooking for…

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SPICY CAULIFLOWER BITES

Imagine buffalo wings… but made of cauliflower and a light, crispy panko shell.

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Flatbreads with Hummus

For this fresh and fullsome platter, I used red speckled beans in a batch of flatbreads…

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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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CRÈME BRÛLÉE DOUGHNUTS

A sweet easy-to-make treat
MY FAVOURITE FOOD STORIES
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MAKERS LANDING

CAPE TOWN’S HOTTEST NEW FOODIE ATTRACTION  Since it was first established in the 1860s after …

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Nip Tuck

GREAT USES FOR YOUR KITCHEN SCISSORS You say shears, I say scissors. It’s all very …

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WHY CHOCOLATE IS STILL THE SEXIEST FOOD

AN EXPLORATION OF THE SENSES There are many who believe that chocolate is an aphrodisiac. …

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THE BEE’S KNEES

THE BEAUTY (AND VERSATILITY) OF BEESWAX In “A Guide to Honey”, a super informative article …

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