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JAN | Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen | THE CRYPT

THE CRYPT

A TOUR OF KLEIN JAN’S ROOT CELLAR Creating a new culinary experience in a place as remote and untouched as the Kalahari requires great sensitivity. Every ingredient must be carefully considered. Where it comes from, how it gets to Klein JAN and how it is stored and preserved, are all-important — not only for the …

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JAN | Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen | BOERERAATJIES

BOERERAATJIES

A SMALL COLLECTION OF HOME REMEDIES FROM OUR PAST Boererate, those dubious wisdoms of old that somehow still cling to somewhere at the back our minds a generation after our scepticism got the better of us, are not limited to Afrikaans or even the broader South African culture. The home remedy (English for boereraat) is …

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JAN | Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen | BY THE GLASS

BY THE GLASS

A Guide to Enjoying Wine to the Full Our first acquaintance with wine harks back about 9000 years, in China. It was only around 4100 BC in Armenia, however, that wine production kicked off in earnest. Glassware, on the other hand, is a more recent invention – that is, 1500 BC recent – when the …

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JAN | Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen | KITCHEN MYTHS

KITCHEN MYTHS

A NOSTALGIC LOOK AT OUR CULINARY SUPERSTITIONS You know, there is such a thing as becoming too sophisticated for your own good. Gosh, it’s almost like hearing your grandmother speak. But what if she was on to something? The old wives’ tales are absolutely choc-a-bloc full of stinging little wisdoms designed to amuse and confuse …

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