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Originating from the Swakopmund Post Office and running north for 108 miles, Namibia’s coast is dotted with mile markers. Weathered painted stones whose numbers have grown rich with meaning and legend, and are now inseparable from the places they signify.
David Higgs, co-owner of Marble restaurant, celebrated chef and co-presenter of My Kitchen Rules, grew up along this coastline. For him, Mile 8 is a special marker as it is where he caught his first fish and his food journey began. This is his story, beginning in the small, coastal town of Walvis Bay, through the cowboy kitchens of Cape Town in the 90’s, to the heart of South Africa’s lush winelands, and culminating at Marble, a culinary tour de force in the heart of Johannesburg.
With over 90 dishes and 150 recipes influenced by the journey of Higgs’ career, Mile 8 is a culinary adventure bringing together the unique and interesting flavours of Southern Africa. Impala Tartare, Snoek & Apricot, Amadumbe & Chakalaka, and his version of the classic Malva Pudding are just some of the delights to be found in this wonderfully illustrated book.
The fourth edition of this popular title has been given a completely new look, but it remains the same practical illustrated guide that is a must-have for all gardeners. The text has been updated to incorporate more indigenous species, locally bred hybrids, and waterwise plants, in keeping with changing trends that recognize the importance of gardening in harmony with the natural environment.
The bulk of the book comprises directories that describe over 2000 plants (trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, creepers, bulbs, grasses and roses) with each entry accompanied by symbols that depict the ideal growing conditions, such as water and sun requirements, hardiness to frost, and whether the plant is deciduous, evergreen or flowering.
A brief introduction covers garden planning and design, maintenance, and how to deal with pests and diseases. The book concludes with a handy list of plants, grouped according to their suitability for particular circumstances, such as drought-tolerance, growing in containers, in full or partial shade, or to provide flowers for the vase.
So just who is Bertus Basson? A dreamer, successful entrepreneur, braaimaster, genius, fanatic or chef extraordinaire? He is, of course, all of those things.
This extraordinary cookbook, beautifully photographed by the legendary Claire Gunn, follows the success of Bertus’s first cookbook Homegrown, now almost out of print. But this one is different. In it you will feel the drive and energy of this whirlwind of a man. The book offers inspiration to those of us who sit, mouths agape, wondering just how Bertus and his remarkable wife have so successfully built multiple restaurants. It presents an inside look into these restaurants from the story of the beginnings and growth of signature restaurant Overture, to Spice Route, wildly popular with the tourist crowds, and Spek & Bone, the small-plate wine bar in Stellenbosch, through to his love affair with burgers and just how De Vrije Burger was conceptualised and brought to life.
Being Bertus Basson, or BBB as this book has fondly become known, is a combination of all that makes up Bertus. There’s a bit of entrepreneurial spice; a dollop of the practical advice that makes him such a successful restaurateur. For all those who’ve eaten or who’ve dreamed of eating at one of the restaurants so beautifully photographed in the book, here’s how to do it. The recipes will surprise you with their simplicity and quirkiness, show you just how to step beyond the usual and how to look at food, South African food in particular, in a whole new light.
Once you’ve read Being Bertus Basson, there’s no going back to banal food experiences.
What’s not to love about sheet pan cooking? It is super- convenient, healthy, easy on the washing up and, as Liz Franklin proves here in 101 inspired meat-free recipes, big on flavour!
More and more of us are cutting out animal protein and products from our diets, or at very least reducing them. Liz Franklin reveals how all manner of truly scrumptious dishes can be created when oven, sheet pan and vegetables conspire. Most of the recipes are built on a rainbow of roasted vegetables, grains, cheese and vegan sources of protein, but there are also recipes for things you might not associate with oven cooking too, such as fabulous fritters, glorious soups and the best- ever baked porridge.
Taking their lead from dishes enjoyed all around the world, recipes include delicious dishes from the Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa and the Americas as well as ideas designed to showcase your own local seasonal produce.
The beloved South African outdoor and travel magazines, Weg! and go!, aren’t only favourites for their off-road tips and photography of far-flung destinations.
The magazines have distinguished themselves too for their local-is-lekker finger-licking recipes, perfect for the camp-fire or home-braai. In this new cookbook, we bring together the most popular braai recipes from the magazine archives, edited by well-known foodie Aletta Lintvelt. Braai Time is a big, bold braai guide filled with delicious ideas for Summer 2019. Both magazines have circulations of over 55 000 readers monthly and go! has over 10 000 Facebook followers. Brand extensions have previously done well for the magazines.
- On the grill
- In the pot
- In the pan
- Sides and salads
- Breads and braaibroodjies
The mostly edible garden of Babylonstoren in the Drakenstein Valley of the Cape Winelands has become a must-see for all visitors to the region. Not simply because it is beautiful, but because it offers a mesmerising range of experiences to both the day tripper and hotel guest, encompassing history, insight into the workings of a productive farm and food garden, and how the land can be cultivated along diversifi ed yet integrated principles.
As co-author Franchesca Watson says, ‘The way Babylonstoren expresses itself visually is inordinately charming. Every material is simple and intrinsic, nothing is smart or clever or tacky, everything is understandable and fi lled with sincerity; it is a generous place.’
This visually stunning coffee-table book covers every aspect of the 3.5-hectare garden: its design, Cape Dutch history, plants, cultivation methods and the people behind it all.
The Real Interior not only allows the reader a behind-the-scenes peek into the glitz and glamour of design and décor, but into a career once never considered an option for a young girl, born in Soweto.
As one of the first black and very recognisable faces of Interior Design in Africa, Nthabi Taukobong was thrust into the limelight from the very start of her profession. Spanning a career of more than 23 years she has worked on esteemed residential and leisure projects for presidents, African royalty, captains of industry and five-star hotels, to name but a few. Through the rough and often very challenging terrain of her chosen career, sprinkled generously with the high-end glamour of prestigious interiors that Nthabi has been privileged to work on, she learned that she, in fact, had to be seated right within her own interior before she could offer anything further to those in search of her creative gift.
And as she searched and explored the greater world of design, trying to grasp what it really took to be an esteemed designer, the journey unexpectedly brought her right back into her own home. Not only Nthabi’s physical home, but also to her inner-home, the place that she refers to as her ‘real interior’. It was in writing a letter one evening, congratulating herself on reaching the milestone of 21 years in her career, that Nthabi discovered she was not only writing to herself, but to every creative.
Her letter ended up being an entire book and Nthabi finally understood how her unique story could inspire and encourage others.
Once, chef Brett Ladds was given a cigar by Fidel Castro, he talked weightlifting with Swazi king Mswati III and his cooking made Quincy Jones sing. For many years he also served Nelson Mandela many cups of rooibos tea and made him his favourite meals.
Ladds was the executive chef of the SA government and manager of the presidential guesthouse at Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria from 1994-1999 where he served both Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. It was a naive and star-struck 21-year-old Ladds who started working at the guesthouse in the months before the first democratic election. During this time he was always in the background when struggle stalwarts like Steve Tshwete, Joe Modise and Dullah Omar met Mandela to discuss the future of the country.
This heart-warming book tells of a young man’s coming of age at a turning point in our history. His stories about meeting kings and queens, presidents, rock stars and even the pope are laced with his unique, self-deprecating sense of humour. Of Queen Elizabeth he says it felt like speaking to his gran. “I asked myself, how does all that power fit into this lovely, caring lady?” Of Robert Mugabe: “He never moaned about a thing.”
Then there are the Russian diplomats and their drinking habits and the Saudi-Arabian sheik who had 8 television sets installed in his room and bought 20 blankets at R5000 each for his stay.
It’s a book to make you laugh and cry. And Madiba’s favourite champagne? Pêche Royale . . .
Spices weaved their way into my kitchen and somehow my collection seems to flourish regardless of the homes and locations I’ve lived in. From the author and chef of Cooking for my father in My Cape Malay Kitchen, comes a cookbook that chronicles her adulation and reverence for spices. Cariema Isaacs’s affinity for spices emanates from her Cape Malay heritage and her time spent cooking and baking in her grandmother’s kitchen in Bo-Kaap, the Cape Malay Quarter in Cape Town. Thus, at a very early age she understood the tastes derived from cumin and coriander, the pungency of fennel, cloves and star anise, and the piquancy of chilli powder, cayenne pepper and masala blends. Spice Odyssey showcases a multitude of beautifully written recipes with some familiar spices from her Cape Malay heritage and fresh aromatics from her travels to India, Turkey, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the Middle East. ‘From east to west, north to south, the routes and journeys travelled from shore to shore by slaves and explorers, travellers and traders, the story of spices emerged and the spice odyssey began.’
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!
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.
Set a Table is Karen Dudley’s newest offering, following in the footsteps of her ground-breaking and much-loved Week in The Kitchen books.
The recipes are carefully selected to showcase exceptional flavour, but are easily achievable at home. Many of the recipes are well-loved signature dishes from The Dining Room that have been developed for home cooks to share. The Duck Salad with Cashews or the Seared Salmon Sashimi with Vietnamese Caramel are as triumphant as the Asparagus Avgolemono and the Indian-Spiced Cauliflower with Coconut Coriander Relish. These are recipes that are loved by makers and tasters alike.
In addition to the splendid recipes, Karen considers the importance of inviting people into your home to eat around your table. The photographs are rich and beautiful, shot by the extraordinarily talented Claire Gunn, who manages to convey the intimacy and sumptuousness of actual dinner parties thrown by Karen in her home and at her restaurants, The Kitchen and The Dining Room.
This is a beautiful book which will draw people in with its visual allure, win their hearts with Karen’s entertaining and insightful observations and have people buying extra copies to share with their friends for its irresistible originality.
This is Durban curry, continued... a show which has been running
since the 1860s, when the first indentured labourers came from
India to work in the sugar cane plantations of then colonial Natal.
They brought spices, and seeds, and recipes. And when inevitably,
the influences and memories of the mother cuisine faded, Durban
curry became its own thing.
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.
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.
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.
“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!
In Daar is 'n engel in my koskas neem Willie Strauss jou op 'n nostalgiese kosreis en nooi jou om die geure en smake wat hy met groot vreugde onthou, saam met hom te geniet. Resepte of enkele bestanddele word verweef met interessante - en soms komiese - vertellings.
So is daar onder andere die blikkie kondensmelk (engelemelk) waaruit menige kind die lekkerte gesuig het en die wonderlike kondensmelkbeskuit wat Ma gebak het, die laning granaatbome naby die plaasdam en die verleidelike granaatkoek waarmee jy jou gaste sal beïndruk, die reuk van kwepers wat in 'n Jewel-oond gebak is en die pluk van groenvye in die boord vir konfyt.
Van brood en beskuit, sop, hoof- en bygeregte tot poedings, koek, koekies en terte asook konfyt en blatjang: dis alles in hierdie kookboek vervat, wat ook vir onthaal, partytjies, reis en Kerstyd voorsiening maak. Willie nooi jou om sy resepte te neem, 'n bord kos te kook en dit te deel met die engele in jou lewe. Kom, wees 'n engel!
In dié boek deel Karen meer as 100 liplekker maalvleisresepte. Sy begin by hoe jy jou eie maalvleis kan maak, basiese frikkadelle en dan gee sy 'n verskeidenheid resepte van morsjorse tot iets vir die spogtafel. Met lekker resepte vir piekniekbederfies, pastageregte, pasteie en 'n groot verskeidenheid burgers. Met 'n hele arsenaal speserymengsels vir jou koskas, help sy jou om met die afskeepkind van die vleisfamilie iets spesiaals op te tower.
As The Real Meal Revolution continues to change lives, The Low-Carb Creed seeks to provide further important information on the lifestyle.
It provides a meal plan, updated lists and a full manifesto (called The Creed). It covers common stumbling blocks to weight loss, potential grey areas are discussed, and basic cooking techniques and mouth-watering recipes ensure the lifestyle is easy to follow. Myths and misconceptions surrounding dietary needs are dealt with, as well as super foods, supplements, alternatives to high-carb foods and instructions on how to get started.
LCHF is more than just Banting; the author also introduces the Paleo diet and how to transition onto it.
For Friends & Family is a love song - to the family and friends who have fed us, taught us to cook, and have eaten with us. Who have eaten simple meals at our dining room table. Because these meals were a reason for gathering and celebration.
In For Friends & Family you will find all the necessary recipes you are looking for, ranging from breakfast, starters and mains to baking and pudding.
So cook something and invite your friends and family over. It's time for creating new memories.
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Die VLV-kookboek bevat 'n versameling flatervrye resepte deur die lede van die Vroue-Landbouvereniging van Kaapland ter viering van hul 90ste bestaansjaar.
Trakteer jou gesin op ou familiegunstelinge soos lewerkoekies, bobotie en skaapboud in die Toe-gedeelte en geniet weer die liplekker lekkerte van melktert, gemmerkoekies en gemmerbier - om maar net enkeles te noem. As jou tyd beperk is, wend jou tot die kortpad- getoetste resepte in die Nou-gedeelte waar die mikrogolf ingespan word, soos 'n sjokoladekoek wat in slegs 7 minute gemaak word, en beproefde, gesonder geregte soos spinasiegebak, pampoenmuffins, bobotie met 'n appellaag en eiervrugslaai. 'n Onontbeerlike resepteboek deur ma's en vroue vir vroue van alle ouderdomme.
My Low Carb Kitchen is an easy, accessible, step-by-step guide to living a low-carb lifestyle. It tells you which foods to eliminate, and which to include, to be healthy and full of energy.
With over 50 mouthwatering recipes, weekly meal plans and shopping lists, you will be organised in no time. My Low Carb Kitchen tells you all about:
Nothing beats home cooking. This collection of time and money-saving recipes for family meals will transform your weeknight menus.
Brought to you by Your Family, this collection includes recipes for all seasons and tastes - from comforting soups and stews, the best-dressed pasta, chicken masterpieces and fish favourites to one-dish wonders and meals you can whip up in less than 30 minutes.
Whether you are celebrating or wanting dessert, your family will be lining up for seconds.
Jan Braai issued a crowdsourcing call in early 2017, and the response from the South African public was overwhelming – from the hundreds of entries received, Jan Braai has curated, tested and included over 80 favourite South African braai recipes. Each entry tells the story of how the recipe came about, why it is special – and of course celebrates the diversity of shisanyama available in South Africa. Shisanyama literally means ‘to burn meat’ in Zulu, and refers to the act of coming together to cook meat on an open fire.
Discover Mzansi favourites such as Bacon Bombs, Baby Back Ribs, Breakfast Pizza, Chakalaka, Brandy & Coke Short Rib, Red Curried Black Mussels, Corn Bread, Mustard Ice-cream with T-Bone Steak, Thokoza Park Chuck, Watermelon Salad and Lamb Jaffles, with loads of other treasured recipes.
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