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Part lifestyle magazine, part coffee-table cookbook, the Journal is a biannual publication that chronicles Jan Hendrik and his team’s creative journey. Every issue comprises around 300 pages filled with over 50 tried-and-tested recipes and a variety of stories about everything ranging from food and ingredients to an appreciation of the finer things.

INTRODUCING VOLUME 7

As we take our first steps, kaalvoet on Kalahari sand, the Journal, which has narrated our journey for almost four years now, must evolve too. For the first time since the Journal’s launch in 2018, Volume 7 has been chapterised into four points of view, each representing a different pillar of the JAN brand – JAN Innovation Studio, Restaurant JAN, Klein JAN and Tswalu Kalahari – and reveals Jan Hendrik and his team’s culinary journey by sharing every recipe’s development process step by step. As with every issue of the Journal, a strong theme of heritage anchors the recipes in the book, but each legacy recipe has also been reimagined for a modern palate, showing both dishes and their recipes side by side. Taking its cue from these culinary innovations, Volume 7 explores the future of food and investigates the core skills needed to master ingredients and flavours to use them more creatively like never before! And in a beautiful Kalahari-infused visual essay, Jan Hendrik takes you on a personal tour of Klein JAN and the land that shapes his soul.

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VOLUME 1

In the début issue, Jan Hendrik reveals the recipes behind some of his most innovative creations, served at his Michelin-star restaurant, JAN, and featured on his television show. An epicurean voyage of discovery awaits, exploring the big wide world of what we eat and where it comes from, with a special focus on South African ingredients and recipes.
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VOLUME 2

As ever, JAN the Journal Volume 2 is a collector’s item. Boasting a collection of the finest art photography, foolproof recipes and entertaining and informative stories, the Journal looks equally as good on your bookshelf as it does on your coffee table.
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VOLUME 3

Volume 3 of JAN the Journal blows in a fresh gust of culinary inspiration. As ever, the Journal brings you to a pause, allowing you to think, to dream, and to allow things to pass. Throughout the pages of this beautiful volume, a theme of decay emerges that leads us to consider our intriguing relationship with this aspect of food – or indeed of life – the fermentation of food and wine, and its preservation.
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VOLUME 4

The most fabulous issue yet! As JAN the Journal comes of age at the end of its second year, my team and I indulge in a bit of glamour.
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VOLUME 5

In this volume of JAN the Journal, we captured stories from across France, literally one month before the world was turned on its head, and continued to craft this beautiful book during the lockdown.
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VOLUME 6

JAN the Journal Volume 6 draws inspiration from the magic and myth of the African continent — starting with a case for the Great South African Road Trip as the book journeys from the Karoo to the Kalahari. We later visit an exotic date farm on the Namibian border as well as the local artisans of the region, and even revive the legend of the Lost City of the Kalahari while spinning a yarn about the discovery of a collection of innovative culinary artefacts left behind by an ancient civilisation. But amidst the romance, the book also investigates important topics such as honey production in South Africa, the country’s proud Muscadel heritage, and even the realities of living off the grid. The book also reveals the inspiration and design behind KLEIN JAN, which has never before been made public.
JAN | Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen | JAN the Journal

VOLUME 7

As we take our first steps, kaalvoet on Kalahari sand, the Journal, which has narrated our journey for almost four years now, must evolve too. For the first time since the Journal’s launch in 2018, Volume 7 has been chapterised into four points of view, each representing a different pillar of the JAN brand – JAN Innovation Studio, Restaurant JAN, Klein JAN and Tswalu Kalahari – and reveals Jan Hendrik and his team’s culinary journey by sharing every recipe’s development process step by step. As with every issue of the Journal, a strong theme of heritage anchors the recipes in the book, but each legacy recipe has also been reimagined for a modern palate, showing both dishes and their recipes side by side. Taking its cue from these culinary innovations, Volume 7 explores the future of food and investigates the core skills needed to master ingredients and flavours to use them more creatively like never before! And in a beautiful Kalahari-infused visual essay, Jan Hendrik takes you on a personal tour of Klein JAN and the land that shapes his soul.

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“I hope this book reminds you to look for the beauty in life. I want it to ‘live’ with you – to inspire you to make a cassoulet (even if it takes you three days), to discover a new appreciation for butter, perfume, or tassels, and to grow with you as you expand your horizons, just as it has expanded mine. Above all, I hope this book reminds you that you deserve to have joy in your life.”

– JAN HENDRIK VAN DER WESTHUIZEN

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