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JAN-Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread house

There’s something about Christmastime that brings out the kid in me. One of my favourite activities …

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JAN-Lamb Pie

FESTIVE LAMB PIES

When you allow yourself to journey to the Kalahari, you get intimately acquainted with the Karoo. …

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FRIED BOBOTIE BALLS WITH CORIANDER MINT YOGHURT SAUCE

As we start to think of our festive feasts – and gathering again – we’ll definitely …

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Fruity Iced Biscuits

Since my take on Zoo Biscuits – that childhood classic that only born and bred South …

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VETKOEK AND CURRY MINCE

One of my fondest memories of growing up was when, on those odd occasions when I …

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MELKTERT AND MOERKOFFIE MACARONS

As much as I love France – and have made a home here – I always …

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JAN Spekko Mussels-12

MUSSELS AU GRATIN

As the weather in South Africa takes a summery turn, we’re starting to imagine lazier afternoons …

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BACON & MUSHROOM VOL-AU-VENT

I love my South African heritage, so I sometimes feel that I don’t share my favourite …

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JAN-Apple Cake

APPLE & OLIVE OIL CAKE

I’ve so often been told that the best apple to use in an apple cake is …

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Milk Tart and Apple Crumble Ice Cream

One of the first dessert treats I learned to bake was an apple crumble. Less fussy …

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OUMA ONDER DIE KOMBERS

I get a lot of inspiration from colour. There’s something about the combination of green and …

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CHILLED PEA AND HAM SOUP WITH GOATS CHEESE MOUSSE

While it would be optimistic to say we’re heading into summer in South Africa, things are …

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JAN-Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread house

There’s something about Christmastime that brings out the kid in me. One of my favourite activities …

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JAN - Zoo Cookie-17

Fruity Iced Biscuits

Since my take on Zoo Biscuits – that childhood classic that only born and bred South …

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JAN - Vetkoek and mince-19

VETKOEK AND CURRY MINCE

One of my fondest memories of growing up was when, on those odd occasions when I …

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MELKTERT AND MOERKOFFIE MACARONS

As much as I love France – and have made a home here – I always …

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JAN-Apple Cake

APPLE & OLIVE OIL CAKE

I’ve so often been told that the best apple to use in an apple cake is …

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Jasmine Rice, Coconut & Rose Macaroons

Apart from an extra “o”, the main difference between a macaroon and a macaron is in …

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BROWNIE MIGNARDISES WITH A MALVA TWIST

This is a marriage of two greats. On the one hand, you’ve got that gooey, chocolatey …

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PUMPKIN BUTTERMILK RUSKS

Every now and again, you come up with an idea that ticks all the boxes. It’s …

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GLASS APPLE CHEDDAR CHEESE BISCUITS

I love marrying a variety of flavours. It just makes that first bite so multilayered and satisfying.

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OUMA MARIA’S MERINGUE CAKE

This meringue cake – with its crispy shell and soft interior – was always a feature at our Easter table.

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JAN-BREAD RECIPE

BREAD PLATTER

There comes a time when putting a cheese platter together feels a bit “seen one, seen …

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JAN-PEPPERMINT COOKIES

PEPPERMINT CRISP CHOCOLATE COOKIES

It’s probably a cliché, but if there’s one thing I think most South Africans – myself …

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MELKTERT AND MOERKOFFIE MACARONS

As much as I love France – and have made a home here – …

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PinkLadyIceCream00171

Milk Tart and Apple Crumble Ice Cream

One of the first dessert treats I learned to bake was an apple crumble. …

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CHOCOLATE BREAD AND BUTTER POPS

If I had to make a list of my ten favourite recipes, which I’ve …

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Jasmine Rice, Coconut & Rose Macaroons

Apart from an extra “o”, the main difference between a macaroon and a macaron …

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BROWNIE MIGNARDISES WITH A MALVA TWIST

This is a marriage of two greats. On the one hand, you’ve got that …

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KOEKSISTERS

After all these years, the koeksister – in all her glory – has found …

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RICE CAKE WITH MUSCADEL-SOAKED SULTANAS AND FIGS

The traditional rice cake hails from Italy, where they made this sweet, textured delight with risotto.

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Creamy Chocolate Fudge Roll

I like my fudge creamy. Perhaps it’s because the gooey consistency

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JASMINE RICE & CINNAMON DOUGHNUTS

Of all my attempts at reinventing this Italian classic, these rice-based…

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Fudgy Bean Brownies

Have you ever tried using beans in brownies? Their gentle mealiness adds a satisfying quality …

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JAN Crispy Salmon Skin on top of Mediterranean Chakalaka

Cashew Nut Caramel Tart

Step aside pecan! The cashew has been waiting in the wings for long enough. Cashew nuts are …

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JAN-CANNELÉS & CHERRY SAUCE

CANNELÉS & CHERRY SAUCE

These thimble-like treats originated in Bordeaux and have often been described as masterpieces of …

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JAN-Lamb Pie

FESTIVE LAMB PIES

When you allow yourself to journey to the Kalahari, you get intimately acquainted with the Karoo. …

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JAN - SPEKKO Bobotie Balls-2697

FRIED BOBOTIE BALLS WITH CORIANDER MINT YOGHURT SAUCE

As we start to think of our festive feasts – and gathering again – we’ll definitely …

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JAN - Vetkoek and mince-19

VETKOEK AND CURRY MINCE

One of my fondest memories of growing up was when, on those odd occasions when I …

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JAN-VOL-AU-VENT

BACON & MUSHROOM VOL-AU-VENT

I love my South African heritage, so I sometimes feel that I don’t share my favourite …

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JanOnline-LeCreuset24

OUMA ONDER DIE KOMBERS

I get a lot of inspiration from colour. There’s something about the combination of green and …

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CHILLED PEA AND HAM SOUP WITH GOATS CHEESE MOUSSE

While it would be optimistic to say we’re heading into summer in South Africa, things are …

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PORK OLIVES WITH A MUSTARD SAUCE

In 1952, a butcher in the Netherlands came up with a dish he called Slavink, which …

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Lamb Bobotie | Bobotie with RICE CRISPS AND SULTANA PURÉE

The recipes in Volume 7 of JAN the Journal have been inspired by each of the …

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TWICE COOKED PORK BELLY WITH CAULIFLOWER PURÉE

Considering the time you invest in this classic, it’s without a doubt one of those pull-all-the-stops …

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Pulled Pork and Cabbage Roulade

On very rare occasions, British cooking makes a big splash in the culinary world. The Bubble …

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STUFFED PORK FILLET WITH BACON CANNELLINI BEANS

My favourite way to cook at home is when I take a bunch of ingredients and …

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PORK RAVIOLI WITH SAGE BUTTER

This dish is a marriage of my three adopted homelands — France, Italy and the Kalahari. …

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DEBONED CHICKEN IN A BACON WEAVE

Roast chicken is as classic as they come; a Sunday lunch staple. But every Sunday? Well, …

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Portuguese Rice and Duck

Something about this traditional Portuguese dish reminds me of South Africa’s Spice Route era,

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Chicken Brioche Pies

You know when you try something new in the kitchen, not sure how it’s going to …

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APPLE-STUFFED CHICKEN

The tartly sweet twist that the chicken breast has been waiting for, with a Mustard Beurre Blanc sauce.

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QUAILS IN WHITE WINE & GRAPES

Flavoured with tarragon, these quails are cooked following the traditional method. This bittersweet herb is similar …

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Duck with red wine plum sauce

Collaborating with Pierneef à la Motte’s executive chef on a recipe for JAN the Journal Volume …

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ROAST CHICKEN AND BACON PIE

While lean chicken breast makes a great salad, I wouldn’t recommend it for baking a pie.

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CHUTNEY CHICKEN WITH ROASTED POTATOES & APPLES

At Restaurant JAN, we put so much energy into every dish to ensure that what reaches …

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CHICKEN AND PRAWN KATSU

Talk about love at first bite! Don’t quote me on this, but I would imagine the …

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JAN-FESTIVE TURKEY

FESTIVE TURKEY WITH STUFFING ON THE SIDE

Turkey is a hot festive favourite, but in the wrong hands it can turn into a …

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JAN Spekko Mussels-12

MUSSELS AU GRATIN

As the weather in South Africa takes a summery turn, we’re starting to imagine …

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RICE LACE WITH SMOKED HADDOCK AND TÊTE DE MOINE

This is one of those extra special starters reserved for special occasions. In my …

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Beer battered fish

What can I say, I’m a sucker for fish and chips, especially at those …

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TWICE BAKED MUSSEL SOUFFLÈ

The best thing about a twice-baked soufflé is that you never have to worry about getting it to the table in time.

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Rice & Salmon Fishcakes

There’s something so comforting and wholesome about a fish cake. Maybe it reminds me…

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SALMON-THUMBNAIL

Chakalaka with Salmon

My answer to this old fave is a Mediterranean twist, with colours as vibrant as the Côte d’Azur.

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THREE CLASSIC PIES

Having lived in France for the best part of a decade, I recently realised …

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CONFIT SALMON AND FENNEL SALAD

If the word “confit” (pronounced con-fee), reminds you of the Afrikaans konfyt (jam), don’t …

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PEARL BARLEY RISOTTO WITH SEARED SCALLOPS

In South Africa we almost always buy our scallops frozen, since the fresh variety …

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CORIANDER, LIME AND PRAWN SOUP

Eating warm yet fresh is one of the great winter challenges, so is there …

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QUICK AND EASY SEAFOOD SOUP WITH AÏOLI

Although I would never go as far as to call this a bouillabaisse recipe, …

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Pickled baby hake with peaches

I’d love to say that I’ve always loved pickled fish in curry, but the …

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VEGETABLE RICE ROLLS

Remember when we still travelled freely to places like Thailand, Vietnam and Bali? While it certainly …

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PICKLED VEG AND LABNEH

Sturdy, timeless, beautiful, trendy, infinitely recyclable. Quite literally, its form is only limited by your imagination. …

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The New Salomie

You can’t call yourself truly Capetonian until you’ve met Salomie. She’s feisty, like a rich, spicy …

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BROWN RICE PIZZA TOPPED WITH AUBERGINE AND TOMATO

I know what you’re thinking, why make a pizza from brown rice? But trust me, this …

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TWICE BAKED CHEESE SOUFFLÉ

When cooking for friends and family at home, a twice-baked soufflé is always a good idea.

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Fried Krummelpap Side

This delicious side evolved during my first (illegal) braai in France, and I’ve never looked back.

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SPANAKOPITA

This Greek-style spinach pie is always a huge hit. Still warm and comforting, but just a bit on the lighter side.

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Tomato and Bean salad

Now for something fresh and nourishing. I find this bean salad to be such a fresh spin on my usual

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DOUBLE VEGGIE BURGER

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that I am not vegetarian. But when you’ve been cooking for…

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SPICY CAULIFLOWER BITES

Imagine buffalo wings… but made of cauliflower and a light, crispy panko shell.

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Flatbreads with Hummus

For this fresh and fullsome platter, I used red speckled beans in a batch of flatbreads…

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STUFFED TOMATOES

What is it about the Mediterranean that produces such a fantastic array of dishes? While vacationing…

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MY FAVOURITE FOOD STORIES
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STYLE DOESN’T HAVE A SEASON

THE CLASSIC JOYS I ALWAYS COME BACK TO I’ve always been drawn to the classic …

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JAN COOKWARE INSTRUMENTS

Like music in the kitchen   They say a bad workman blames his tools, but …

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MY VISIT TO STELLENBOSCH GARDEN WEEK

A CONVERSATION WITH BLAAUWKLIPPEN’S BEN-CARL VAN DER MERWE  I was so honoured to be asked …

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IS KOMBUCHA ALL THAT?

A LOOK AT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF THIS “MIRACLE DRINK” As with most fads, many …

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