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Maple Crème Brûlée Cake

Maple crème brûlée cake

There’s always a reason to celebrate, especially the season. In summer, I can’t get enough of …

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Poké Bowl

First Bloom Poké Bowl

I’ve often found that, the moment you tell someone you’re a chef, they immediately assume you’re …

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Italian Meringue

It occurred to me recently that – considering that rice is a staple on every continent …

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The French Gatsby

Footlong Steak Sandwich with Red Wine Sauce and Frites

For those who are not overfamiliar with the delights of the Cape, a Gatsby is a sub-like sandwich that …

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Grilled Kingklip with green tea

GRILLED KINGKLIP WITH LEMON GREEN TEA BROTH

I wouldn’t call myself a tea snob, but ever since moving to Nice, I’ve become more …

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Pan Fried Pizza with Cashew Nut ‘Mozzarella Cheese’

One of the first things I realised when I started exploring plant-based cooking more seriously was …

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Hot Cocoa Chanel

Hot Cocoa Chanel

If, like me, you’ve had a lifelong love affair with Paris, you’ll have strolled down the …

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Moroccan chicken with spicy rice

Moroccan Chicken with Spicy Rice

It’s one of those wonderful things about food, the ability to experience another culture through flavour …

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Mushroom leek cannellini bean and spinach pot pies

Mushroom, Leek, Cannellini Beans and Spinach Pies

Who said meat-free should ever mean comfort-free? It’s not all salads and umami-suffused lentils. There’s no …

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Malva Bundt Cakes

Malva Bundt Cakes with Whipped Cream

It’s not a malva pudding unless it oozes syrup, am I right? The thing is that …

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Leg of lamb

Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb, Basmati Rice and Radicchio Salad

Leg of lamb is a bit like a braaibroodjie. No, hear me out… To born and …

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Quick and Easy Bouillabaisse

Pronounced boo-ya-bess, it’s arguably the most famous fish stew to come out of France (Marseille to …

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Maple Crème Brûlée Cake

Maple crème brûlée cake

There’s always a reason to celebrate, especially the season. In summer, I can’t get enough of …

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Malva Bundt Cakes

Malva Bundt Cakes with Whipped Cream

It’s not a malva pudding unless it oozes syrup, am I right? The thing is that …

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Almond cake with poached muscadel pears

Almond Cake with Muscadel Poached Pears

Although an almond cake is traditionally flourless, I’m often in the mood for a cake that’s …

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Peppermint crisp eclairs

Peppermint Crisp Caramel Éclairs

When meeting up with fellow South African expats overseas, the conversation inevitably steers in the direction …

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Chocolate Soufflé With Passion Fruit Custard

We all need that “brag” dessert we keep up our sleeves for when we’re having our …

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Condensed milk, apple and almond cake

Condensed Milk, Apple and Almond Cake

If you grew up on condensed milk, you’ll get it. There’s just something so nostalgic about that milky caramel taste.

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Shortbread with rooibos caramel

Shortbread with Rooibos Caramel

I’d go so far as to say, the most fun you can have with food is …

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Roasted Banana, Amaretto and Raisin Rice Cake

I remember making this cake for our staff meal at JAN as a treat on Saturdays before service. It always put us in such a great mood…

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JAN-Molotov

MERINGUE AND CARAMEL MOLOTOV

Summer is for light and breezy, easy-peasy puddings. Enter the Molotov, a Portuguese meringue pudding. It’s …

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GATEAU SAINT HONORÉ

I do love indulging in a bit of history and heritage when it comes to food, …

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Festive Chicken and Potato Pie

As I start to think ahead to upcoming Christmas celebrations and all of the favourite festive …

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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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Maple Crème Brûlée Cake

Maple crème brûlée cake

There’s always a reason to celebrate, especially the season. In summer, I can’t get …

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JAN - Rice pancakes-2893

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Italian Meringue

It occurred to me recently that – considering that rice is a staple on …

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Hot Cocoa Chanel

Hot Cocoa Chanel

If, like me, you’ve had a lifelong love affair with Paris, you’ll have strolled …

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Malva Bundt Cakes

Malva Bundt Cakes with Whipped Cream

It’s not a malva pudding unless it oozes syrup, am I right? The thing …

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Almond cake with poached muscadel pears

Almond Cake with Muscadel Poached Pears

Although an almond cake is traditionally flourless, I’m often in the mood for a …

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Peppermint crisp eclairs

Peppermint Crisp Caramel Éclairs

When meeting up with fellow South African expats overseas, the conversation inevitably steers in …

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Condensed milk, apple and almond cake

Condensed Milk, Apple and Almond Cake

If you grew up on condensed milk, you’ll get it. There’s just something so nostalgic about that milky caramel taste.

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Hertzoggie recipe

Hertzoggie Meringue with Doily

There are some things that just never go out of style! The Hertzoggie is …

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JAN-Roasted-Banana-Amaretto-and-Raisin-Cake

Roasted Banana, Amaretto and Raisin Rice Cake

I remember making this cake for our staff meal at JAN as a treat on Saturdays before service. It always put us in such a great mood…

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GATEAU SAINT HONORÉ

I do love indulging in a bit of history and heritage when it comes …

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MELKTERT AND MOERKOFFIE MACARONS

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

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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. …

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The French Gatsby

Footlong Steak Sandwich with Red Wine Sauce and Frites

For those who are not overfamiliar with the delights of the Cape, a Gatsby is a sub-like sandwich that …

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Leg of lamb

Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb, Basmati Rice and Radicchio Salad

Leg of lamb is a bit like a braaibroodjie. No, hear me out… To born and …

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Roasted Marrow Bones, Oxtail and Ale Broth With Long Grain White Rice

There’s a touch of sophistication to marrow bones that I’ve always relished for the fact that …

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Charcuterie platter

Mediterranean Charcuterie Board

Whether you’re having a picnic, party or date night, a platter is always a great idea. …

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JAN-Spekko Stuffed Apples2

Biltong Crusted Lamb with Rice Filled Apples

The aromas I enjoyed while trying this out took me right back to my childhood and the joys of spending Christmas with my loved ones.

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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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VETKOEK AND CURRY MINCE

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

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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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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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Moroccan chicken with spicy rice

Moroccan Chicken with Spicy Rice

It’s one of those wonderful things about food, the ability to experience another culture through flavour …

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Chicken and Rice Bites with Prawns and Bok Choy

Whenever I want to make a fresh start, I go for freshness in my meals and these chicken and rice bites are a favourite.

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Festive Chicken and Potato Pie

As I start to think ahead to upcoming Christmas celebrations and all of the favourite festive …

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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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Grilled Kingklip with green tea

GRILLED KINGKLIP WITH LEMON GREEN TEA BROTH

I wouldn’t call myself a tea snob, but ever since moving to Nice, I’ve …

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Quick and Easy Bouillabaisse

Pronounced boo-ya-bess, it’s arguably the most famous fish stew to come out of France …

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Brown Rice Cigars

For any movie marathon – whether planning a movie night or working your way …

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Sushi rice balls

Jasmine Rice and Salmon Balls

You know when you get a craving for something you have no idea how …

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Himalayan Pink Salt seared scallops

Himalayan Pink Salt Seared Scallops

The kitchen is a creative space. I know immediately when I walk into someone’s …

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JAN-Oysters four ways

Oysters Four Ways

Being back in South Africa for a while has got me in the mood for one of those light, late-summer seafood dishes…

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Vetkoek stokkies

Vetkoek Stokkies with a Trout Pâté

We recently started making “grasbrood” at Klein JAN; long, thin bread sticks hidden in …

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RICE 1-min

Chicken and Rice Bites with Prawns and Bok Choy

Whenever I want to make a fresh start, I go for freshness in my meals and these chicken and rice bites are a favourite.

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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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Poké Bowl

First Bloom Poké Bowl

I’ve often found that, the moment you tell someone you’re a chef, they immediately assume you’re …

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JAN - Plant based pizza--3

Pan Fried Pizza with Cashew Nut ‘Mozzarella Cheese’

One of the first things I realised when I started exploring plant-based cooking more seriously was …

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Mushroom leek cannellini bean and spinach pot pies

Mushroom, Leek, Cannellini Beans and Spinach Pies

Who said meat-free should ever mean comfort-free? It’s not all salads and umami-suffused lentils. There’s no …

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Olive bread with tomato tartare

Olive Bread With Tomato Tartare

The moment I decided to really start exploring plant-based cooking, I knew I wasn’t going to …

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Toffee Tomatoes

Balsamic Toffee Tomatoes

Remember those toffie appels we used to get at school fêtes and church bazaars? I loved …

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Tortellini

Cheese Tortellini with Herb Dressing

Tortellini must be one of the most comforting Italian dishes out there.

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JAN-Baby Cos Salad

BABY COS LETTUCE, ROASTED LIMES AND HUMMUS SALAD

This is one of those recipes that always makes me feel good about myself. Apart from …

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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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Bon Fromage

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The Future of Food

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Plant based protein

The P Word

DEBUNKING THE MYTH THAT YOU CAN’T BE STRONG ON A PLANT-BASED DIET I’m not a …

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Come Wine With Me

A Guide to Entertaining With Wine So many questions! I mean, I’ve had my own …

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