Recipes

Kousa mahshi (Lebanese stuffed courgettes)

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This delicious dish of mince and rice-stuffed courgettes is served throughout the Middle East – and it’s gluten and dairy free!

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How to braai like a pro for National Braai Day

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  So the English have their chicken tikka masala; the Italians their pizza; the Mexicans their tacos; and the Americans their apple pie. Each nationality seems to have one meal that they embrace 100% and make their own, build legends around, and present to the world as their culinary shorthand. And South Africans?  We have […]

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Avocado & Parma ham eggs Benedict with fearless Hollandaise

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We’ve all heard of xenophobia (fear of strangers), claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces) and arachnophobia (fear of spiders). Those who have done a bit of extra reading can probably also tell you that coulrophobia is the fear of clowns (surprisingly prevalent); that microphobia is the fear of small things; and that astraphobia is the fear […]

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Mustard-crusted pork chops with caramelised apple rings

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“Comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love” No, not from a Shakespeare sonnet but, surprisingly, from the Bible (Song of Solomon 2:5, to  be exact) – a book more filled with food and drink references than you’d think.  It’s a very evocative phrase, and one of great beauty – so much so that […]

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Oxtail and red wine potjie

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Photo courtesy and © Rosana McPhee 2014   Pop quiz:  what do all the following dishes have in common? Marmite Tagine Balti Cassoulet Tian Potjie They do not seem to be linked by nationality or even broad geographic region; nor does the link seem to be ingredient-related.  They do not share an alliterative first letter; […]

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Radish leaf pesto

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  Back in both 2012 and 2013 Two separate bodies did a bit of research to determine how much young people today know about where their food comes from.  The 2012 survey by the charity LEAF targeted 16-23 year-olds, while the 2013 survey by the British Nutrition Foundation looked at 5-16 year-olds.  What they uncovered was pretty […]

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Masala-roasted pumpkin salad with halloumi and rocket

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One of the most often-quoted bits of linguistic trivia is the fact that the Inuit peoples have more words for snow that any other language – somewhere between 50 and 100, depending on which languages you include in your survey (to be fair, these words refer to both ice and snow!).  At the other extreme, […]

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