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MALVA PUDDING BROWNIES

Like so many of my most successful experiments, this is a marriage of two greats. On …

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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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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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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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NEW GREEN BEAN STEW WITH DEEP-FRIED BASMATI DUMPLINGS

Sometimes, the only thing an old favourite needs is a makeover, and you’ve never seen a …

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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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NAPOLITANA SAUCE

With respect to the sheer scope of its versatility, no sauce compares to the classic Napolitana. …

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KOEKSISTERS

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

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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 mind, it’s …

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BOEREWORS TIMPANO

I couldn’t resist substituting the usual meatballs in this dish with boerewors!

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STUFFED ROASTED PUMPKIN

I love summer, but it’s hard not to fall in love with autumn every year as …

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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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BREAD PLATTER

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

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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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SUGARED CRUFFIN WITH NESPRESSO COFFEE CUSTARD

A cruffin is something like a croissant shaped like a muffin and (usually) dusted in sugar.

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Ginger Biscuits

There’s something about the playful, peppery notes of this classic biscuit that I find absolutely irresistible. …

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Almond & Naartjie Florentines

Think of a Florentine as a fancy form of teatime treatery. Even the name bestowed on this ultra-luxurious,

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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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Flatbreads with Hummus

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

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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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Oat and Rosemary Biscuits

It always amazes me how the right wine pairing can turn a simple combination of ingredients …

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MALVA PUDDING BROWNIES

Like so many of my most successful experiments, this is a marriage of two …

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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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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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CRÈME BRÛLÉE DOUGHNUTS

Every year or two, I become an absolute sucker for punishment by enrolling myself in…

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Tartelette À La Framboise

Paris is, quite simply, a foodie’s dream. From its seemingly endless array of top …

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Chocolate Log

Almost everyone I know reacts with the same bewildered “What?!” when I mention that …

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LEMON PASSION FRUIT PAVLOVA

What can I say? Like most South Africans, I love a good lemon meringue, but I’m…

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Clemengold mieliepap cake

What can I say? I’m a boerseun! So, it goes without saying that I’ve always believed that mieliepap could…

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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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LAMB BRIYANI

This lamb briyani is just perfect for one of those Sunday family feasts.

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PULLED PORK CUBAN SANDWICH

You have to try this pork rump recipe. The best part is that you can keep your leftover pulled pork and do it all again the next day!

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BEEF WELLINGTON

I’ve always thought the name, Beef Wellington, sounds very grand

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Pork Chops with Parisienne Butter

Isn’t it time the underrated pork chop got the Parisienne treatment?

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PORK NECK

Some of the best dishes you’re likely to taste in your life won’t necessarily win any beauty competitions,

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HOLIDAY EISBEINS

Growing up, a perfectly cooked and beautifully glazed Eisbein usually took centre stage on our festive table.

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Festive Porchetta

Traditionally, a porchetta makes its appearance on Italian tables around the festive season…

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Ouma’s French Makeover

The concept of wrapping meatballs in leaves originated in ancient Greece, where they wrapped…

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THREE CLASSIC PIES

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

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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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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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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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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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Sardine & cheddar toasties

There’s this idea that, when it comes to food, chefs never take the easy …

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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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Easy Lentil Soup

When it comes to keeping a bagful of nourishing goodness on hand for one of those …

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BAKED JEWELLED RICE CAKE

When cooking for friends or family, we often plan around the main attraction

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MUSHROOM MACARONS

While some occasions are perfectly content with a simple platter of chips and dip, other occasions …

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Caramel Sweet Potatoes

Patat is Afrikaans for sweet potato, so when calling something a soet patat, you know it’s sweet

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MY FAVOURITE FOOD STORIES
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KAROO TO KALAHARI

A LOOK BACK AT JAN THE JOURNAL VOLUME 6 It’s hard to believe that it …

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Groenboontjiebredie

Bredies het ‘n sagte plek in meeste Suid-Afrikaners se harte. Vir my is dit huiskos …

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Father’s Day Feast

I love a braai, but in France, you can’t make a Kameeldoring-fuelled fire without getting …

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The Easy Guide to Deboning a Chicken

My first deboning experience was at the Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town when I …

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