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"Wow, you don't look like a chef!" This statement is something Chef Lesego Semenya has heard many a time over the years. His response is always: "So, what does a chef look like?"
With his bulging tattooed upper arms, soft-spoken nature and obvious passion for South African cuisine and giving it his unique twist, Lesego probably doesn’t fit the generic look of a self-made top chef. It is his unconventional personality and approach to food that has kept South Africans coming back for more over the years. Having cooked for billionaires such as Richard Brandson, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, starring on the judging panel of foodie programme Top Chef South Africa, being the resident chef for various newspapers and radio shows, and then building his successful culinary brand LesDaChef, he finally brings his foodie fans his first cookbook, Dijo - My Food, My Journey.
Every dish that will be featured in Dijo has a story that speaks of passion and nostalgia. Sharing both the recipes and their history will give foodies a way of getting to know Lesego’s food background while growing up in Soweto, as well as the fine-dining techniques he learned at chef school and a few hot chef secrets, too.
Divided into three sections that span his food journey, Dijo is an affirmation of South African cuisine, its heritage and its unique flavours. Readers will go on a journey through the simplest yet most-loved of township dishes, to the more complex fine-dining molecular gastronomy creations he has become known for. It truly is a reflection of his life lived through food.
Lesego is also very active on social media and has used this platform to not only build his brand, LesDaChef, but also to educate, inform and, sometimes, challenge his followers to learn and understand exactly what they're consuming - whether it be food or beverages.
An authentic Turkish cookbook by the owner of the Turkish restaurant Anatoli in Cape Town.
Travel with Tayfun Aras to Turkey and get to know him and the food tradition he grew up with better. Tayfun, who made South Africa his home in 1998 after marrying an Afrikaans girl, Louise, shares the restaurant’s most popular recipes. The dishes range from simple mezes and delectable main courses (lamb dishes and kebabs) to fabulous desserts (baklava and kadayif) and drinks (Turkish coffee and tea and the national drink raki). All ingredients are readily available in South Africa.
Get to know Turkish food tradition and culture as well as the heart of Turkish food: complex, honest food shared with Turkish generosity.
Welkom by Resepte! Hierdie boek se bladsye is propvol geliefkoosde resepte wat ek oor baie jare versamel en opgetower het; van my Ouma se ou klassieke resepte tot my eie skeppings wat almal gaan laat gons y oor jou volgende feesmaal!
Jy sal heerlike nageregte ontdek, maklike aandetes, asook prettige en smaaklike afdraaipaadjies van Suid-Afrikaanse gunstelinge (enigeen vir bobotieballetjies?), sowel as paar ongelooflike resepte deur spesiale gaste wat ook, ag, shame, so graag in die boek wou wees. Hierdie kookboek is vir almal! Al is jy bobaaskok of beginner; al weet jy kwalik hoe om mikrogolfoond te hanteer of dink dat jou maaltye altyd so bietjie verroes lyk: daar sal iets in hierdie kookboek wees vir jou.
Strik jou voorskoot aan, liewe mens! Dis tyd om jou eie kreatiwiteit te volg en die kombuis in gastronomiese betowering te omskep. DIY? Want almal kan!
People with gluten intolerance or coeliac (celiac) disease often struggle to find suitable recipes. Gluten-free ingredients can be expensive, making it a challenge to prepare family meals that don’t break the budget. One of the keys to successful gluten-free cooking is knowing which flour will give the best result. In this book, the various types of flours are discussed and a homemade gluten-free flour mix that forms the basis of many recipes in the book is included.
The South African Gluten-free Cookbook presents 100 tried-and-tested recipes that are perfect for everyday meals, as well as for entertaining. Baking and desserts receive special attention, but there are also recipes for great-tasting breads, quiches, noodles and pasta dishes that make use of a variety of gluten-free flours and flour substitutes.
In keeping with current trends, caulifl ower, quinoa and kale feature alongside salmon, pesto and Asian-style chicken, while traditional cooking holds its own with pumpkin fritters, waffles, mince pies and Yorkshire pudding.
'These are my go-to recipes when I want to eat well at home. My great hope is that they will inspire you to get cooking to improve your own health whatever your personal goal.' GORDON RAMSAY
The dream combination - a Michelin-starred superchef who is also a committed athlete. Gordon knows how important it is to eat well, whether you're training for a triathlon or just leading a busy active life. And just because it's healthy food you don't have to compromise on taste and flavour.
The book is divided into three sections, each one offering breakfasts, lunches, suppers, sides and snacks with different health-boosting benefits. The Healthy section consists of nourishing recipes for general wellbeing; the Lean recipes encourage healthy weight loss; and the Fit section features pre- and post-workout dishes to build strength and energise.
This is the ultimate collection of recipes that you'll enjoy cooking and eating, and will leave you in great shape whatever your fitness goals.
All Sorts Of Healthy Dishes features 96 delicious yet healthy recipes for family meals and entertaining.
Author Chantal Lascaris has travelled widely throughout the Mediterranean region and has taken her inspiration from the cuisine of the countries bordering on the Med. As she has always been interested in health and nutrition, she has focused on the Mediterranean diet cooking, which is relaxed, tastes absolutely wonderful and still offers well-documented health benefits. Moreover, she has ensured that all the ingredients are easily available in South Africa. Accompanied by mouth-watering food photography, the recipes will take you on a culinary journey through the Mediterranean zones of France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Spain and Turkey.
Instead of an expensive travel itinerary, all you need is your kitchen, cooking utensils and a copy of All Sorts Of Healthy Dishes. And if you’re planning to invite your friends, there is even a selection of menus to guide you.
Whether you have 15 minutes until the kids invade the kitchen or nothing in your fridge but cold pasta, pesto and Parmesan, Meals – Effortless food for every occasion will inspire you to make every meal special.
Handmade Gifts From The Kitchen is a delightful gift in itself, as well as a beautiful collection of culinary gift ideas for you to make and bake at home for friends and family.
Indulgent fudge, warming liqueurs, spicy chutneys, sweet and crumbly homemade biscuits … the list goes on. A jar of your favourite preserve or a box of homemade truffles is a delightful way to say thank you to someone special, or for Christmas or birthdays, or indeed for any celebration whatever time of the year. Full of love and originality, the recipes are a pleasure to create and wrap as well as to give. Each recipe has a guide for how long it takes to prepare and make, and the introduction to each offers ideas on how to use it or adapt it for any occasion.
There is a myriad of ideas for wrapping the gifts in a stunning and stylish way, so that every gift is unique.
Many South Africans are affected by insulin resistance or Type 2 diabetes, a metabolic disorder that results in high blood sugar. Diabetes sufferers often think they have to give up a variety of foods, but a combination of diet and exercise can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and help to maintain optimum blood sugar levels. A balanced diet can stabilize blood glucose levels and reduce sugar cravings, and the key is to consume appropriate daily amounts of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
Delicious, Modern, Healthy Recipes For Diabetes offers solutions for all occasions, from breakfast and light meals to entertaining, plus ideas for desserts and baking. The uncomplicated recipes are in tune with modern food trends and meet our desire for healthy everyday meals that are easy to prepare.
Packed with show-stopping dishes for the weekend and special occasions, this is the ultimate in indulgent food.
Learn and master the dishes made in the famous caff on Southend pier by Jamie and his star-studded guests. From Party-time Mexican tacos with zingy salsa and sticky BBQ British ribs, to Steak & Stilton pie and the Ultimate veggie lasagne made with smoky aubergine, we're talking about big-hitting, crowd-pleasing recipes that everyone will love.
Peppered with beautiful photography of the pier and café, bringing that wonderful sense of seaside nostalgia, this is certainly a visual as well as a culinary feast. It's all about sharing and celebrating the joy of good food. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this incredible selection of full-on weekend feasts from Jamie.
Just add rice is about Taiwanese cuisine, which seeks balance and harmony in taste, texture and nutritional value. But it’s also about home cooking, about familiarity and comfort and celebrating culture – recipes that connect the author to her parents when they lived in another city and in a distant country.
- Delicious, nutritious food on a budget.
- Comprehensive list of need-to-have pantry items for cooking Taiwanese and Chinese food.
- East Asian ingredients that are available to the South African market, with suggested substitutions.
- Essential information on traditional Chinese dining etiquette, customs and traditions.
- Simple recipes for home cooks.
- East Asians can enjoy their first locally produced cookbook with stories that reflect relatable culture and culinary heritage.
- Anyone who is interested in Chinese home cooking, food and South African food heritage.
Before actors and Food Network stars Jazz, Jake, Jurnee, and Jussie Smollett conquered Hollywood, they spent their childhood crisscrossing the United States. Moving coast to coast thirteen times, they car-tripped to small towns and big cities across America.
But no matter where they lived, two things remained constant: their incredible family feasts and the long, wooden kitchen table where they shared food and lived their lives. Each time they arrived in a new home, their mother would transform planks of hard wood into a smooth, varnished butcher block table in a beloved ritual that took three days. That hand-crafted table would become the heart of the Smollett clan, where the most important and cherished events and accomplishments, no matter how large or small, were honored, and where holidays were celebrated: Christmas, Easter, Passover, Chanukah, birthdays, milestones. With a mother from New Orleans and a Jewish father from New York who met and married in California, the Smollett kids were exposed to diverse culinary heritages and grew up open to all the deliciousness the world had to offer.
In this warm and personal book, the Smolletts invite us all to take a seat at their table and enjoy the good times and good food that help families thrive. The Family Table includes more than 130 delicious, comforting recipes that pay tribute to their past and present, including:
These favorite recipes from the Smolletts are suitable for intimate dinners and fabulous feasts alike, but more than that, The Family Table is a remarkable portrait of a loving, all-American family, rich with traditions that they continue to build to this day.
Ideal for anyone who wants to eliminate sugar from their diet, Sugar-Free & Carb-Conscious Living is based on ‘low carb high fat’ principles, with the emphasis on home-cooked, nutritional meals, the recipes will increase satiety, reduce sugar cravings and eliminate the need to snack between meals.
The recipes are suitable for family meals and also take account of the need to have a healthy packed lunch for school or work. Recipes and tips for breakfast get the day off to a good start and there is a varied selection of dishes for the rest of the day.
Sauces, dressings, salads and vegetables – often the key to creating variety in everyday meals – are not forgotten. Sugar-Free & Carb-Conscious Living includes guidance on encouraging children to adapt to a sugar-free diet, tips on how to incorporate alcohol and exercise into your new lifestyle, nutritional information, menu plans, and a short list of foods that are good for you and foods to avoid.
Vulture soup, anyone? Or how about diesel-dipped dog biscuits as a side to some fried python? If you prefer something less severe, then how about having a braai on top of a submarine out in the middle of the ocean?
The South African Special Forces, or Recces, are known for being fearless and tough. Not only must they pass a notoriously gruelling selection course, but once they have qualified as operators, they often spend weeks in the bush living off rat packs and whatever else they can find. This cookbook with a difference combines stories about their experiences in the field during the Border War with recipes from the bush and the sea, and even a few from the kitchen. Fortunately, most meals are edible! These recipe stories offer insight into the scope of activities of the different reconnaissance units, including 4 Recce at Langebaan, 5 Recce at Phalaborwa and 1 Recce at Durban.
Readers will also learn about some of the important life skills needed to be a member of the Special Forces as well as Recce philosophy, such as staying in the moment and being adaptable. This book feeds into the public’s fascination with this elite unit and will help to break down some of the secrecy around the Recces.
Jump on the Bant Wagon and enjoy delicious low-carb high-fat homemade meals!
In this book you will find easy, healthy and budget-friendly recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner – with special dishes for the colder winter months, when spring is in the air again and for those Saturdays when the cook is off duty. And to top it all off: decadent puddings without the sugar rush.
Join fellow Banters on www.thebantwagon.com for further helpful Banting tips and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
This book is what happens when two guys spend way too much time obsessing about beer and food around a fire pit. Ride along as brothers-in-law Greg and Karl explore South Africa’s craft beer culture and meet the passionate people behind a few of their favourite beers.
Then braai your way through a collection of ridiculously tasty recipes and discover the world of food and beer pairing. Learn new ways to use beer and beer ingredients in your cooking and do it all with a cold brew in hand. This is Beer Country’s Beer. Food. Fire.
Research shows that for the first time in history there are more obese people than starving people. Delicious Low Carb, by respected dietician Sally-Ann Creed from The Real Meal Revolution, contains healthy, affordable, practical recipes for low-carb living.
She explains what such a lifestyle entails and how to minimise grains, carbohydrates and sugar. She also discusses issues like fibre and why women battle with food high in fat. It is evident from the recipes for breakfast, lunchbox ideas for kids, finger foods, soup, baking and even pizzas, mains and sides, sauces, snacks, cake and cookies, puddings and beverages that it is indeed possible to make a homemade meal for your family every night.
The writing is also highly readable and accessible.
Die pragtig geillustreerde boek is daarop gemik om van enige iemand ’n suksesvolle bakker te maak. Dit is gegrond op basiese baktegnieke en wenke. Die resepte is deeglik getoets en het maklike stappe om te volg. Daar word ook gefokus op die bakgeheime wat min ander bakboeke inhou. Dit sal vir jou die selfvertroue gee om die basiese resepte met gemak te bak en jou stadig maar seker die moed gee om die meer tegniese resepte te bemeester. Om tuis te bak gee vir jou ‘n uitlaatklep, ’n plek om kreatief te wees en geleentheid om iets te kan gee wat jy self gemaak het.
Die resepversameling sluit iets vir elke okkasie in; van kleingebak tot krummelrige pasteie. Lieflike koeke, blikke vol koekies, dekadente terte en eenvoudige skons is deel van die boek se gebak.
“Kosmaak is pure toorkuns. Met ’n knippie oëverblindery en ’n skeutjie kulkuns word aartappels rose en klits eierwit en suiker tot blink, wolkerige malvalekkers.”
Dié aanhaling van Johané Neilson, Tuis se kosredakteur, som presies op wat jy in Ta-da! kan verwag. Tuis is nie om dowe neute Suid-Afrika se topverkoper in die huis-en-tuin-tydskrifmark nie – alles in dié praktiese mooimaakgids is toeganklik en makliker as wat dit lyk.
Dit geld ook die gewilde kosafdeling. Johané het deur die jare die kuns vervolmaak om met maklike truuks indrukwekkende kos vir haar geliefdes voor te sit. In dié bundel deel sy van Tuis se gewildste resepte, met nuttige wenke vir hoe jy self die ta-da! in jou kookkuns kan sit.
Die boek bevat ’n keur van ligte somermaaltye tot koesterende winterkos, spog-voorgeregte tot liplekker nageregte (verbeel jou ‘n boerewors-frittata, kerrieviskoekies, potgebraaide bief met spek en biltong, heuning-appeltert, klapperkoek . . . ).
Dit was not nooit so maklik om jou mense te beïndruk nie!
130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook. Everything you love about Ottolenghi, made simple.
Yotam Ottolenghi’s award-winning recipes are always a celebration: an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Ottolenghi SIMPLE is no different, with 130 brand-new dishes that contain all the inventive elements and flavour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy.
Bursting with colourful photography, Ottolenghi's Simple showcases Yotam’s standout dishes that will suit whatever type of cooking you find easy – whether that’s getting wonderful food on the table in under 30 minutes, using just one pot to make a delicious meal, or a flavoursome dish that can be prepared ahead and then served when you’re ready.
These brilliant, flavour-forward dishes are all Simple in at least one (but very often more than one) way:
S – short on time: less than 30 minutes
I – 10 ingredients or less
M – make ahead
P – pantry
L – lazy
E – easier than you think
Ottolenghi's Simple is the stunning new cookbook we have all been wishing for: Yotam Ottolenghi’s vibrant food made easy.
Welcome to Chrissy's kitchen . . . Introducing the food that makes her tick. Order now for food you simply can't resist.
After two years of parenthood, falling in love with different flavours, and relearning the healing power of comfort food, this book is like Chrissy's new edible diary: recipes for quick-snap meals; recipes for lighter, brighter healthier-ish living; and recipes that, well, are gonna put you to bed, holding your belly.
Chrissy's is a life of . . .
· CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS. The ultimate quick and easy comfort food. A creamy one-pot wonder: tender chicken breast and doughy delicious dumplings.
· GARLIC HONEY PRAWNS. A 15-minute meal that's worthy of any Chinese restaurant, made with soy sauce, honey and orange, served with fluffy white rice.
· BANANA BREAD. Yes. This is THE banana bread that launched a million tweets and a hundred thousand Instagram tags . . . Delicious.
Most will satisfy your cravings but all will leave you hungry for more.
Cooking with fewer or no carbs need not be boring or bland. Ine Reynierse, author of the best-selling Low Carb Is Lekker, has made it her mission to bring back normal dishes to the LCHF menu.
Her unique dough recipes mean that you can start enjoying bread, muffins, doughnuts, nachos, pizza, vetkoek and koeksisters again – but now without the carbs! Her simple and gourmet meals, including local favourites and some global classics, will entice and keep the entire family coming back for more … more healthy meals that is.
If an easy and budget-friendly low-carb lifestyle is what you are after, this book may very well be your best ally for the journey.
15 Minute Vegan: On a Budget features 100 recipes for home cooks who want to create effortless, fast and delicious vegan food, without the price tag often associated with vegan cooking. All of the ingredients can be purchased in supermarkets and every recipe is ready in 15 minutes or less.
Katy Beskow challenges the perception that vegan cooking is expensive, and shows that veganism is for all by using ingredients that are readily available and need no specialist equipment. This is a book for both non-vegans and vegans who want to try reduce food costs without sacrificing flavour.
Chapters include: Leftovers (Potato peel crisps, Panzanella, Pitta chips); From the Cupboard (Spanish chickpea stew, Thai slaw, Black bean mole); Fresh food (Aubergine caponata, Mango gazpacho, Korean bibimbap); Family Favourites (Lentil ragu, Kedgeree with paprika yoghurt); and Sweet Treats (Cinnamon sugar tortillas, Sesame brittle thins, Apple fritters). There is also plenty of advice on eating seasonally and shopping wisely..
Ultimate Braai Master host and chef Bertus Basson shares recipes from his personal and national heritage in his first cookbook, Homegrown.
The book is a celebration of being South African and how embracing his roots has influenced Bertus as a chef, as many of his signature recipes are inspired by his Afrikaans origins. Homegrown also explores how other distinctly South African tastes and flavours have impacted his cooking, influencing his unique take on fine dining for his award-winning restaurants.
The book is filled with stunning photographs and delectable recipes such as Snoek with Apricot Glaze, Beer Braised Pork Belly, Spice Rub for Braaied Brisket, Charred Octopus with Gnocchi and Nasturtium Paste, Tamatie Frikkadels, Koeksister Ice Cream, and Milk Tart Soufflé. These recipes are easy to prepare and are made with fresh, local ingredients.
Want to cook ridiculously good plant-based food from scratch but have no idea where to start? With over 140 incredibly easy and outrageously tasty all plants meals, BOSH! The Cookbook will be your guide.
Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, creators of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing plant-based platform, BOSH!, are the new faces of the food revolution.
Their online channels have well over 1.8 million fans and constantly inspire people to cook ultra-tasty & super simple recipes at home. Always ensuring they stick to fresh, supermarket-friendly ingredients, BOSH! truly is "plant-based food for everyone".
In BOSH! The Cookbook, Ian and Henry share over 140 of their favourite go-to breakfasts, crowd-pleasing party pieces, hearty dinners, sumptuous desserts & incredible sharing cocktails.
The book is jam-packed with fun, unpretentious and mega satisfying recipes, including Creamy Mac and Greens, Burrito Samosas, the Big Bhaji Burger, the World’s Best Pesto Lasagne, Satay Sweet Potato BOSH! Bowl, Spanish Beach Churros, Gooey PBJ Brownies and Salted Caramel Chocolate Crunch Tart, all easy enough to be rustled up any night of the week. It's enough to convince the staunchest of carnivores to give plants a whirl.
Whether you're already sold on the plant-based lifestyle or you simply want to incorporate more meat, dairy and egg-free meals into your week, BOSH! The Cookbook is your plant-based bible.
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