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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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Breaking Bread at La Motte

Be it breakfast, brunch, lunch or a laidback afternoon drink – La Motte invites you for a cup of freshly brewed coffee and artisan bakes ...
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Eat Like a Vegeterranean

In the Mediterranean – from Spain and Portugal, all along the coast through France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and the door of the Middle East through ...
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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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SETTING THE STANDARD

An easy guide to buying dinnerware   Few things excite me as much as ...
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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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Food becomes Art

Embark on a culinary adventure and immerse yourself in a world of infinite creativity with JAN the Journal Volume 11.
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The JAN Father’s Day gift guide

In celebration of my father’s legacy and all the fathers out there, I’ve compiled a list of some of my special Father’s Day picks ...
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Special Mother’s Day Memories

Jan Hendrik’s Mother reveals special Mother's Day memories and how Jan Hendrik made every year unforgettable.
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Surviving Easter weekend

Who said Easter preparation should be a tedious task? Use our guide for a stress-free Easter gathering that will leave a lasting impression.
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One movie, two sips and it’s everything everywhere all at once

Lights, camera, action! The glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s most prestigious night are upon us once again.
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TO THE MICHELIN STARS AND BACK

Let’s raise a glass and toast to those who have earned their Michelin star.
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Feasting with inspirational women

A Look at Women Who Inspire Us Starting from a chef trainee and working ...
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Reflections on JAN Franschhoek

Q&A With Jan Hendrik Van Der Westhuizen By Hanfred Rauch “It is not a ...
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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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Golden Mile

A Fresh Look At Joburg’s Cultural Scene Compared to South Africa’s tourist hot spots, ...
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JAN RSVP is here

What you need to know about my new series JAN RSVP After three beautiful ...
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Meet me at the market

Drawing inspiration from the bustling markets of Nice   ‘Variety is the spice of ...
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Nice, A Lay of the Land

A Breakdown My Five Favourite Neighbourhoods In Nice
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Listening to nature

How hand-selecting produce influences my menus  It’s no secret that I love visiting the ...
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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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Test of Time

Who was it that said there’s no accounting for taste? So often, an entire culture can do an about turn on a matter that changes ...
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Wild White

Spring is definitely in the air! And that means only one thing: white wine is just about ready for its close-up.
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The Power of Story

The only thing that truly separates one great wine from another is its story.
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