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JAN-Kellogs Smoked Trout Breakfast Salt

Smoked Trout with Poached Egg

The “breakfast salt” in this recipe hits all the right notes, from a comforting Corn Flakes flavour infusion to a welcome kick of crunch.
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Lemon and Rooibos Trifle

When coming up with new recipe ideas, one of my favourite things is to take one idea and flip it on its head. In this ...
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Jerusalem Artichoke Winter Rice Salad

My absolute favourite part about a Jerusalem artichoke is its smell. When it's raw, it smells like petrichor, the smell of rain falling on dry ...
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Lamb and Date Chutney Stew

This recipe is my love song to the Karoo and Kalahari. The most comforting meals are often the simplest and most wholesome, and this stew ...
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JAN-Checkers Italian Padkos

Italian Padkos

With a few tweaks, you can turn your padkos into a feast that even an Italian would love.
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JAN-Moerkoffie Melkkos

Koffie Melkkos

On the farm, this was a big breakfast treat, especially on Saturday mornings when there was nowhere to go in a rush.
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Nasturtium and Haddock Soup

My haddock velouté made its début at JAN many years ago and I could see immediately that we had a hit on our hands.
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Kaiing and Krummelpap Hertzoggie

The moment you start blurring the line between sweet and savoury, big things happen. Take the braaibroodjie macaron, for instance. It’s been a JAN signature ...
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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 ...
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MERINGUE AND CARAMEL MOLOTOV

Summer is for light and breezy, easy-peasy puddings. Enter the Molotov, a Portuguese meringue pudding. It’s like eating a cloud, and lends itself so perfectly ...
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GATEAU SAINT HONORÉ

I do love indulging in a bit of history and heritage when it comes to food, which is one of my favourite things about French ...
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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 season staples, I’m drawn to one of the ultimate ...
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Gingerbread house

There’s something about Christmastime that brings out the kid in me. One of my favourite activities was building a gingerbread house with my mother on ...
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Fruity Iced Biscuits

Since my take on Zoo Biscuits – that childhood classic that only born and bred South Africans seem to get – first made its début ...
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VETKOEK AND CURRY MINCE

One of my fondest memories of growing up was when, on those odd occasions when I had a spare R5 (or was it R2 back ...
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MELKTERT AND MOERKOFFIE MACARONS

As much as I love France – and have made a home here – I always find I crave the tastes of home most the ...
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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 – I don’t think anyone cooks just a handful ...
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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 rue de Rivoli on more than one occasion. Afterall, ...
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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 – and I hate admitting this – I sometimes ...
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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 got all that almondy deliciousness, but that also (ahem) ...
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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 of what we miss most about our home country, ...
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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 a true South African classic, and with good reason, it’s delicious. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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CONFIT SALMON AND FENNEL SALAD

If the word “confit” (pronounced con-fee), reminds you of the Afrikaans konfyt (jam), don’t be embarrassed – you’re not far off. Confit means to preserve, ...
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PEARL BARLEY RISOTTO WITH SEARED SCALLOPS

In South Africa we almost always buy our scallops frozen, since the fresh variety is so elusive. But don’t let that put you off of ...
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CORIANDER, LIME AND PRAWN SOUP

Eating warm yet fresh is one of the great winter challenges, so is there anything more perfect than a hearty, brothy clear soup to hit ...
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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, I can’t deny that it’s where I got the inspiration. The ...
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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 truth is I only discovered it in my twenties! When I ...
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Sardine & cheddar toasties

There’s this idea that, when it comes to food, chefs never take the easy way out. Almost like the words, simple, express, on-the-go, and quick ...
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Chilled prawn coconut & lime soup with edible flowers & avocado

For a chef – or anyone who lives for the infinite joys of food – it’s impossible not to be inspired by the colours and ...
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Potato Salad with Smoked Salmon, Egg and Crème Fraîche

An effortless classic, perfect for the summer.
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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 chilly winter evenings, I can’t think of a better ...
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Carrot and Dried Cranberry Salad with a Sparkling Wine Dressing

a fresh, naturally sweet and crunchy side that goes with just about anything. I can’t think of a better summer snack.
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High Cakes

Only when someone asked you especially do you need to bake your own cake, unless you want to. See it as an exercise in creativity.
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How South Africa Feasts

We caught up with Hannes Maritz recently to get his take on what makes South Africans so unique in the way we feast, and how ...
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Mise en Place

Mise en place is so ingrained in modern kitchens that it's hard to believe there wasn't always such a system in restaurants.
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Beyond Organic

We urban dwellers are slaves to our labels. Certified organic, fair trade, free range... when we don't grow our own, it's all we have to ...
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