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A Slice of Romance

Delight your special someone with the sweetest romantic gesture this Valentine’s Day – a special cake crafted with love and meant for sharing.
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When Cheese Talks Wine

Sip, savour, and embark on the convergence of language in describing both cheese and wine. Now, you might be wondering, "What do these cheesy delights ...
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Feast Mode

It’s time to set the table, top up the bubbly – and lean into all the good things that the festive season brings. And there’s ...
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A Summer Soirée to Remember

Summer – and the gloriously sunny festive season it brings to those of us fortunate enough to live in the Southern hemisphere – has finally ...
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Hook, Line and Savour

With our 3000 km coastline, centuries-old fishing communities, colourful fishing harbours and avid anglers, South Africa is a fish lover’s paradise.
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All Roads Lead to Cheese

Cheese is a cornerstone of any JAN experience and certainly of my own culinary life and explorations. For the selection team and I, the journey ...
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All Aboard

A cheese board laden with the very best selection of cheeses plus preserves and edible treats to complement them is one of life’s true joys.
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Dirty Little Secrets

Just like any South African who has spent time abroad, I feel a definite sense of home when I return and feel African ground beneath ...
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The JAN Guide to Franschhoek

Home of JAN Franschhoek Nestled in the picturesque Cape Winelands of South Africa, Franschhoek ...
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Changing Tides

The success of any business depends on the strength of its relationships with other, likeminded organisations. One of the JAN brand’s closest and most enduring ...
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The JAN Guide to a Zero Waste Kitchen

Inspired by the Klein JAN team, we compiled a list of helpful guidelines to help you transform your kitchen into a zero-waste kitchen.
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The JAN Guide to Paris

Looking for the best places to eat and drink when in Paris? Look no further. Here are some of Jan-Hendrik's favourite Parisian must-visits.
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The JAN Guide to Cape Town

Where to stay, eat and shop when in Cape Town? Use our guide to Cape Town to explore the Mother City like a true Capetonian. ...
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The Julia Stiles Guide to Valentines

The Romantic Cynic’s Guide To Getting Valentines Right A Conversation with Julia Stiles To ...
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Pantry to Plate

My plant-based essentials There’s no shortage of reasons why you should start eating a ...
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Jan Retail Therapy: Parisian Pâtisserie

A PASTRY LOVER’S GUIDE TO SHOPPING IN PARIS Firstly, there’s the sheer overwhelm of ...
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Infinite Creativity

There’s no denying that your kitchen has the potential to be a beautiful and enormously creative canvas, whether you are a professional chef or someone ...
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A Summer Soirée to Remember

Summer – and the gloriously sunny festive season it brings to those of us fortunate enough to live in the Southern hemisphere – has finally ...
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The Art of La Bella Vita

The JAN brand and Ellerman House have always enjoyed a special relationship. We share the same passion for living life beautifully – and little matches ...
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In Chef’s Footsteps

Delving into the bustling world of culinary artistry, we caught up with Marizen Smit, a dynamic chef from the JAN Innovation Studio, presently lending her ...
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Connecting Through Print and Pixels

While printed media is for the readers’ exclusive enjoyment, digital is inclusive, accessible and free – it is for everyone. Exclusive or inclusive? Why not ...
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First Thursdays in the Mother City

If you find yourself in Cape Town on the first Thursday of the month ...
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The Heart of an Artichoke

The Story of the World’s Most Intriguing Thistle On the 19th of June 1575, ...
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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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The Beautiful Life, Italian Style

For Volume 12 of JAN Journal, Jan Hendrik invites readers to join him on a personal journey across Italy, soaking up Italians’ love for life ...
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10 Years of Restaurant JAN

This street. The stories it could tell. The first time I turned a corner onto Rue Lascaris, I was still working as a chef on ...
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Boland Banquet

One of the many perks of working for the JAN brand is that you get a lot of first glances – you see every Journal ...
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Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen Becomes WWF Ambassador

South African Michelin-star chef, broadcaster and publisher Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen has entered into a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund.
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Klein JAN meets Wolfgat

Klein JAN and Wolfgat join forces for a groundbreaking collaboration that celebrates local flavours and sustainability.
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Return to Franschhoek

After a very successful début season of Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen's Cape Winelands experience, JAN Franschhoek is back for an eagerly anticipated second ...
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Bastille Throwback

If you've never heard of Bastille Day, it commemorates the famous Storming of Bastille on 14 July 1789, a pivotal moment during the French Revolution.
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When Food Meets Fashion

A FEAST FOR THE EYES In the heart-warming fable of Stone Soup, a hungry ...
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The JAN Guide to Nice

Bienvenue dans ma ville! Over the years – through my tours and special features ...
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What’s Your Travel DNA?

Are you an impulsive traveller or a compulsive traveller – or both? Take our quiz to find out.
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The JAN Guide to Paris

Looking for the best places to eat and drink when in Paris? Look no further. Here are some of Jan-Hendrik's favourite Parisian must-visits.
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The state of water

We pay tribute to one of the most important and sometime often overlooked elements in the kitchen – water.
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Cape Town captured

Join us as we discover the eclectic nuances of Cape Town as captured through Erin Walls' lens.
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The JAN Guide to Cape Town

Where to stay, eat and shop when in Cape Town? Use our guide to Cape Town to explore the Mother City like a true Capetonian. ...
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On Mimosas (No, Not The Drink)

A Closer Look at the Abundant Winter Flower Winter on the Mediterranean bears its ...
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Plane and Simple

travelTips and tricks from seasoned travellers The JAN team has been fortunate to experience ...
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Harvesting a Legacy

The sweltering start to February’s summer heat has forced grapes in the Winelands to ask for an early harvest. All the while, the smell of ...
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Loved Letters

Among the illustrious love letters that have withstood the test of time is the Rubaiyat, a poetic creation penned by the esteemed 11th century Persian ...
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Tickled Pink

Rosé’s Journey Through Time Rosé wine, with its enchanting hues and delicate flavours, has ...
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Embracing the Reds of Summer

Let’s explore the reasons why red wine deserves a place in your summer wine selection.
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Trio of Joy

At JAN Franschhoek guests are welcomed with a joyful trio of bites –Trout Vetkoek, Goat’s Cheesecake and Pumpkin Tart – that celebrate the simple pleasures ...
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Summer Tables

Toast the sunshine with a feast of cheeses, a glorious glass of chilled Chardonnay ...
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The Sparkling Saga

In the world of luxury, sparkling wine isn't just a beverage; it's the exclamation point of celebration. The popping cork isn't just the sound of ...
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Earthly Bounds

Food and wine pairings are as much about the journey as the final destination, ...
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