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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 | 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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JAN | Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen | HOW BAZAAR

HOW BAZAAR

A LOOK AT ONE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST NOSTALGIC PASTIMES  We tend to think of a bazaar – South Africans, at least – as a community event, usually held in a church or school hall, where we can expect to find anything from a crocheted collection of Christmas tree decorations and toilet roll covers (the …

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JAN | Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen | A FAMILY BAKERY

A FAMILY BAKERY

For a business to go through three generations of hands and to still retain its heart is rare. Black Forest Bakery in Braamfontein has been in German hands, in one form or another, for over eighty years. Their secret? Always look to your roots, keep it simple and go back to basics. <img width=”900″ height=”1440″ …

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