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The Great Midweek Meal Challenge
ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I learned to cook was “apricot chicken”. You know the one. That classic 70s housewife favourite, handed down proudly like 30-day muffin mix and self-saucing meatballs. It’s not particularly South African (I found a recipe on a
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Dangle A Carrot
Spring has sprung. And, rather alarmingly, so have the digits on my bathroom scale. One minute I was feeling fab, the next I was weighing flab. Disheartening I tell you. Disheartening. And while I still refuse to equate my self-worth to a number on a
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SUBSCRIBE & WIN
Hartenberg is a family-owned and run wine estate in Stellenbosch that is passionate about working with nature. Cellar master Carl Schultz has been at the helm for 26 years and the estate has garnered many international awards for its wines, which are
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We’ll Always Have Cabbage
I’m the eater in the family. Three of my sisters own restaurants and make catering on a massive scale look easy. And my mom is a wonderful cook who made dinner for our oversized family of six kids, two adults and assorted friends and pets every night
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Count Your Chickens
“Nothing beats the comfort of a crusty, buttered Portuguese roll topped with hot-from-the-pan peri-peri chicken livers. These are super-fast, so don’t overcook them – just sear quickly as they will continue cooking in the hot sauce.” Serves 4 EAS
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Tropical Punch
Serves 4 EASY GREAT VALUE Preparation: 15 minutes Cooking: 15 minutes coconut cream 1½ cupsWoolworths miso paste 3 Tpalm sugar 25 gfish sauce 3 Tsoya sauce ¼ cupraw peanuts 100 g, roasted and roughly choppedWoolworths medium rice noodles 200
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Sweet Nothings
Serves 6 to 8 A LITTLE EFFORT GREAT VALUE Preparation: 15 minutes Baking: 50 minutes For the cake: Nomu Sweetly brown sugar 400 gcanola oil 11/3 cupsfree-range eggs 3vanilla extract 1 tflour 320 gground cinnamon 2 tbicarbonate of soda 2 tsa
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Try All The Coconut
Oil for cooking your favourite curry? Check. A creamy new alternative to dairy? Double check. You’ll find a diverse range of coconut musts in stores and at woolworths.co.za – head right on over and stock up now Sap is collected from a variety of spec
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Planting The Seed
Many of my friends have  children who are, to put it mildly, fussy eaters. So when I heard that Chanel Grantham and Davey du Plessis’s three-year-old son, Noah, would also be featured in TASTE’s shoot with these photogenic vegans, my single, 32-year-
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ON TREND: Zhug
Most commonly found sidling up to pitas on Ottolenghistyle buffets, the Middle-Eastern version of chimichurri (or pesto) goes well with anything smoked or grilled To make your own: blitz a few green chillies (with or without seeds), garlic, fresh cor
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IN THE KITCHEN WITH Neil Jewell
8.30am Neil is hunched over the stainless-steel pass, deep in thought. He’s dressed in his customary striped apron, what looks like one of those buffs Survivor contestants wear on his head, army-green shorts, blue ankle socks with a red lobster-print
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3 WAYS WITH Cauliflower
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place 500 g cauliflower florets and 1 T chopped fresh thyme in an ovenproof dish, drizzle with 2 T olive oil and roast, covered, for 15–20 minutes, or until tender. When cooked, transfer to a blender, add ½ cup cold milk an
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Well Salted
Sepial’s Kitchen may be an unassuming eatery but an incredible level of skill and consideration goes into the cuisine on offer here. Turning to a career in cooking later in life, former urban designer Sepial Shim has now found the “something that was
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PODCASTS Listen up
Couldn’t get enough of David Chang’s Ugly Delicious on Netflix? Good news. The legendary Momofuku chef is also partial to podcasting. The series includes episodes of David discussing the lead-up to, opening of, and reaction to Momofuku, and intervie
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On The Lamb
“There’s no need to brown the knuckles. Simply marinate them, then gently bake and strew with bright steamed peas and fresh mint.” Serves 4 to 6 EASY Preparation: 15 minutes, plus overnight marinating time Cooking: 1½ hours dry red wine 1
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NEW COOKBOOK Nigel Slater’s Greenfeast
Why two books – Greenfeast Spring, Summer, and Greenfeast Autumn/Winter – rather than one bumper seasonal-eating tome? To collect all the recipes I want to share in one volume would have made it unwieldy. I want to produce books that are comfortable
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Lone Wolf
IT’S EARLY on a bright, crisp Thursday morning in Paternoster and the staff of Wolfgat are preparing for lunch service. Windows are opened, glasses polished, tables meticulously set. Outside on the stoep, the shutters are raised to reveal a glorious,
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Pop Psychology?
It’s a simple question, but it often reveals a lot more about your personality than you might realise. New research commissioned by Coravin, an American company that manufactures products for the wine industry, explains that a lot can be said about a
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THE LAND OF TREES & HONEY
IMAGINE transporting a hive of African bees via motorbike. And having dozens of those bees crawl under your shirt while driving said motorbike. It’s a serious but equally comical scene and I can’t help but burst out laughing at the story Abbas Sharri
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The Taste case
Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, South Africa’s first chef to be awarded a Michelin star for his restaurant JAN in Nice, blended this wine with winemaker Frank Meaker of organic wine farm Org de Rac in the Swartland. Jan likens the process to putting
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Tips And Techniques For The Master Cook
EDITED BY LYNDA INGHAM-BROWN Your freezer is your friend, but you can’t just leave things in there forever and expect them to stay as fresh as the day they were frozen. (Like any good friendship, really.) To avoid discovering unidentified frozen rem
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Greece Is The Word
There’s simply nothing as crisp, rich, buttery and flaky as traditional phyllo pastry. And the talented folk at Meliartos bakery know how to make magic with it. This is an all-in-one foodie stop with fresh sandwiches, breakfast bowls, cakes, coffee a
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Winning Reader
This month’s winning reader is Linda Lloyd, who emailed us about her dessert triumph. “I had a group of six friends over for lunch yesterday, and I decided to use the lemon posset recipe from the August 2019 issue. Wow, what a good choice! Easy to ma
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