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Mother sauce

Chakalaka recipes are not in short supply, but Mogau Seshoene just happens to be the daughter of the woman whose version is the very best in the land. Now you know

2 mins read
Woolworths TASTE
January/February 2021

Start fresh

The doyenne of easy, but always aesthetically pleasing plates, Donna Hay has a new book to help you start the year just right. Everyday Fresh is full of her trademark fast, unfussy recipes, from a no-stir risotto to a fruit tray bake that’s about to become your new favourite dessert

4 mins read
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January/February 2021

ROUTE CAUSE

The next time you head to Kruger, take a slow drive along Route 71. Melanie van Zyl did, and discovered culinary gems born of lockdown, craft whisky, Bao Mayo, hand-harvested salt and soulful fine dining

8 mins read
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January/February 2021

Pot luck

Cooking for friends is a privilege, so it should also be a pleasure, not a chore. And it needn’t wait untll after payday either if you use this low-key seasonal summer menu by Phillippa Cheifitz

6 mins read
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January/February 2021

Live large

Chicken livers are famously divisive, but they have a special place in SA cuisine. This is Lesego Semenya’s cross-cultural twist for when you want to live large, but still save a few bucks

2 mins read
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January/February 2021

Balancing act

If ever there was a time for new resolutions, the year after a pandemic and a personal crisis would be it, says Sam Woulidge. Cue yoga and a deliciously satisfying lentil salad

4 mins read
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January/February 2021

The Little 'Hood That Could

There’s a rare kind of magic to Cape Town’s Little Mowbray, a neighbourhood wedged between the frenzy of Main Road and the snoozy suburbia of Pinelands. Best thing about it? The solid line-up of eateries within strolling distance

4 mins read
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January/February 2021

Sunny Side Up

Breakfast goals? 1. Don’t skip it. 2. Mix it up. Humans cannot live on muesli alone, says Hannah Lewry. So how do cheesy flatbreads, easy veg fritters, smoky beans and eggs, ricotta frittata and choc-almond oats sound?

7 mins read
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January/February 2021

The Acid Test

Ever think vinegar could be good for more than just a vinaigrette? It’s time. Abigail Donnelly hit the condiment aisle and cooked everything from fried eggs and Momofuku-style firecracker pork, to old-fashioned vinegar pudding, poached nectarines and pickles

9 mins read
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January/February 2021

Dinner Plans

Stretch the holidays (and your bank balance) with these crafty ideas for weeknight suppers – from a 30-minute pork belly and Mediterranean-style steak salad, to Bovril-enriched meatballs and a simple pasta that can be served hot or cold

8 mins read
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January/February 2021

The Family Stew

For Mogau Seshoene, a.k.a. The Lazy Makoti, Christmas means oxtail stew. It is non-negotiable. What’s more, her own recipe (shared here) has been credited with marriage proposals. It’s that good

3 mins read
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December 2020

Stay Friendly, PE

The Port Elizabeth food scene is having a moment, says Khanya Mzongwana of her home town. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, these gems should be on your holiday to-do list

5 mins read
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December 2020

Nigella Lawson's Recipes Are Guaranteed To Bring You Joy

The holidays may be different this year, but Nigella Lawson’s recipes in Cook, Eat, Repeat are guaranteed to bring you joy. Her rhubarb-and custard trifle could even become a new tradition

10+ mins read
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December 2020

The Christmas Special

Christmas is a time for gratitude, not least for Sam Woulidge, who counts the chef-artiste (and now her TV co-host) Jacques Erasmus among her best friends

5 mins read
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December 2020

There Will Be Pie!

Growing up in Bloemfontein, Ming-Chau Lin associates Christmas with her dad having time off to cook. Now living in the US with her family, the holidays take on a whole new significance

3 mins read
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December 2020

From here to Timbuktu

She’s eaten many great meals at her family’s iconic Cape Town restaurant, The Africa Café, but Lumai de Smidt says the chicken she shared with them on a boat on the Niger River counts as the most memorable dinner of her life

3 mins read
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November 2020

Post-Surf Meals

Does surfing have its equivalent of cycling‘s coffee culture? Or Wimbledon’s strawberries and cream? The bunny chow is a strong contender, says Andy Davis, recalling some of his favourite post-surf meals

3 mins read
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October 2020

Wine How We Drink Now

Did prohibition inspire you to rethink your approach to wine? We thought so, which is why we compiled these recommendations to suit your spring-time spirit of adventure

4 mins read
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October 2020

'Appy Hour Apéro Snap!

Have you had a day? Hit the reset button with an apéritif, says Jeanne Calitz, and you’ll be right back on track for a pleasant evening

3 mins read
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October 2020

Real Skills With Les Da Chef All-Over Amasi

Consumed in almost all sub-Saharan countries, Amasi’s characteristic tartness is great in everything from fried chicken batter to cakes. But chef Lesego Semenya reckons it’s true calling might just be in ice cream

2 mins read
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October 2020

ZA Classic A Mieliebread Memoir

Steamed inside a mielie husk in a village, or laced with chilli in a South African Indian kitchen, mieliebread has a special place in South African food history. We talked to three South Africans about their family recipes

4 mins read
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October 2020

ZA CLASSIC Snowball effect

There is no shortage of coconut-crusted confections in the world, but these bright pink, jammy snowballs hold a special place in the hearts of South Africans. And these tributes show why

2 mins read
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September 2020

Trend Watch On Our Food Radar

From cinnamon rolls to heritage mash-ups, these are the tasty morsels we're ogling right now on Instagram, the internet and in our store cupboard

3 mins read
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September 2020

Superhero Chefs Saving The Valley

Tourism and hospitality are the lifeblood of Franschhoek. When COVID-19 hit, chefs and restaurants turned their hands to a new kind of cooking – a project that needed to feed an entire valley

3 mins read
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September 2020

Real Skills With Lesego Flapjacks With Extras

Lesego Semenya is back to save your breakfast with a traditional grain: sorghum. Here’s how to make his ultimate version of flapjacks

2 mins read
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September 2020

Happy Hour Booze-Free Bonanza

By the time you read this, the booze ban may have lifted. Whatever the case, writes Jeanne Calitz, South Africa has seen a boom in quality local non-alcoholic drinks – and they deserve to be inside your glass

2 mins read
Woolworths TASTE
September 2020

Pick Your Grain

In her first column for Taste, Mogau Seshoene, of The Lazy Makoti fame, uses sorghum to create a seven-colours-inspired bowl with her favourite veggies

4 mins read
Woolworths TASTE
September 2020

Give A Little Bit

Months spent working from home prompted journalist Zanele Mji to contemplate what she – and you – can do to help create “the new normal” for SA’s bars, cafés and restaurants

3 mins read
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September 2020

Over The Hills And Far Away

Prolific travel writer Richard Holmes’ globetrotting may be on hold, but when lockdown rules were relaxed, he headed straight for the N2 to rediscover these Overberg institutions and a few hidden gems, all open for business

6 mins read
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September 2020

In Karen's Kitchen

While mourning the closure of her iconic and beloved restaurant, The Kitchen, Karen Dudley has focused on spreading her Insta wings, dreaming up a mentorship project and feeding her family

10+ mins read
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August 2020

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