High up on my wish list right now is … a greenhouse! LOVE them. Here are 10 glasshouses that inspire me.
Very soon my new cookbook will be on sale at bookshops around the country: a most exciting prospect! This time around it’s a book on vegetables of all sorts (including my favourite heirlooms) photographed by Russel Wasserfall. I’m not going to bore you with details, but here’s a sneak peek at my top five dishes.
Do yourself a favour and get over to the Test Kitchen for Luke Dale-Roberts’ 11-course Gourmand Tasting Menu.
By now you’ve probably all heard of Richard Bosman’s Quality Cured Meats. If so you’ll probably be as excited as I am about his Charcuterie Club. Wild Boar pancetta, anyone? Read on to join the club.
Yes… I know it’s Spring already… and I’m only on Part II of winter menus, but most restaurants are going till the end of September before they change over. And if I were you, I’d get over to Tokara before chef Richard Carstens does just that.
I recently revamped my food garden and put in containers to better control the soil. And it seems to be paying off…
I spent last weekend in a very special place with lovely friends up the West Coast. After days of rain we had a lucky day of sun, so the flowers were incredible – as was the food.
If the soon-to-be-opening V&A Market on the Wharf lives up to expectations, we might just have a London Borough market in the making.
My brother-in-law Philip Jonker of Weltevrede Wine Estate has had the incredible honour of making a wine for Madiba’s 94th birthday from the vineyards on Robben Island. How special is that?!
Judy Badenhorst is somewhat of a legend in Cape food circles. She is to jamming what Julia Child was to French cooking. So be sure not to miss her latest venture: a mini Old Cape Farmstall (yes, she was the founder of the original Old Cape Farmstall) in her Constantia home.
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& Leaves Price: R295
Roots, Shoots & Leaves (published by Sunbird Publishers) is a book that celebrates vegetables and brings to life forgotten heirloom varieties. Recipes are simple, seasonal and delicious.Prickly Pears & Pomegranates Price: R340
The recipes in this book (published by Quivertree) have been passed down from five generations of Palmer women living on a Karoo farm steeped in culinary history. Also available in Afrikaans.
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