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Moroccan spiced lamb breast with herb couscous

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Compared to most people I know, we entertain rather a lot here at Cooksister HQ.  Sometimes it’s ambitious all-day braais for 30 people; sometimes more intimate lunch parties for six; sometimes just the neighbours over for dinner.  But however many people are coming, I always hope that they find my house a relaxed and comfortable […]

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Foul mudammas – fava beans with garlic, lemon juice & olive oil

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  What’s in a name? Maybe we should ask some of the big companies that experienced translation problems with their products in recent years. Consider, for example… … the Mitsubishi Pajero.  These 4×4 vehicles were all the rage in South Africa’s moneyed classes in the mid-1990s.  But in Spanish slang, pajero is a term for a […]

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Smoked salmon penne – quick, easy & indulgent

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Missing:  one CookSister blogging mojo, presumably left behind in Cape Town.  Much loved.  Reward offered for its safe return…   Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be one of those “I’m taking a break” (translation: I’m never coming back) posts with which the blogosphere is littered, just my attempt to explain my woefully inadequate blogging record since my […]

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Foodbuzz 24,24,24: Celebrate Scotland with a Burns Night dinner

January 25, 2009

In the flickering candlelight, there is a man in a skirt approaching me, carrying both a knife and a stuffed sheep’s stomach, and somewhere in the background I can hear a sound like a cat strapped to some Mediaeval instrument of torture. Oh no… wait. It’s bagpipe music. And no, I’m, not being inducted into […]

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