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Whole leg of lamb on the braai/BBQ

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People often ask me who my favourite chef or cookbook writer is, and I never hesitate to answer Nigel Slater.  His Kitchen Diaries transformed the way I thought about cookbooks – here for the first time was somebody who cooked exactly the way I aspired to – and took aspirational photos to boot!  I love […]

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One-pan breakfast hash for a lazy weekend

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When I was 16 years old, I made up my mind one December that what I really wanted to do was host a new year’s eve party.  But it wasn’t enough to have people round for dinner and some dancing – oh no, this party had to be different.  The invitations requested the pleasure of my […]

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Roasted butternut, feta and pinenut salad

June 23, 2007

Despite the fact that we have had nothing but dark clouds and rainstorms around here lately, rumour has it that summer has in fact arrived in the British Isles.  I can tell it by the way the poppies have exploded in my garden (to the delight of visiting bumblebees!) and I can tell it by […]

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