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STYLE DOESN’T HAVE A SEASON

THE CLASSIC JOYS I ALWAYS COME BACK TO I’ve always been drawn to the classic staples: colours that never go out of season, tasteful treats, …

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JAN COOKWARE INSTRUMENTS

Like music in the kitchen   They say a bad workman blames his tools, but the truth is poor quality cookware can make you feel …

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MY VISIT TO STELLENBOSCH GARDEN WEEK

A CONVERSATION WITH BLAAUWKLIPPEN’S BEN-CARL VAN DER MERWE  I was so honoured to be asked to attend Stellenbosch Garden Week. Without realising it, gardens have …

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IS KOMBUCHA ALL THAT?

A LOOK AT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF THIS “MIRACLE DRINK” As with most fads, many of us have been taught to throw caution to the …

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SPICE IT UP

YOUR NEW FAVOURITE HERB AND SPICE CHEAT SHEET If food were a language, proteins would be the nouns, adding weight and substance. Fruits and vegetables …

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JAN-FUTURE-RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE TASTE LIKE?

By Siobhan Redford, Macro Economist at Rand Merchant Bank From early 2020, we retreated indoors and far away from all our favourite gathering spots. What seems …

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NEWS STORIES
JAN-Journal Volume 8

JAN THE JOURNAL VOLUME 8

The evocative issue In taking stock of our journey, it is so humbling to realise that JAN the Journal took its first steps into the …

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JAN Innovation Academy

A brand new online learning platform Cape Town, 14 September 2021 South African Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is excited to announce the …

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Join JAN at Garden Week Stellenbosch

Garden Week Stellenbosch | 30 September – 10 October 2021 South Africa’s favourite city of oaks, Stellenbosch, is pulling out the stops for gardeners and …

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WIN AN ILVE PROFESSIONAL PLUS COOKER

Over the past few years, we’ve included a number of surprises in randomly-selected orders of JAN the Journal. Some of these prizes included a visit to Restaurant …

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WIN A TRIP TO RESTAURANT KLEIN JAN

Over the last four years, we have become so humbled by your response to JAN the Journal. For the last three issues, the Journal has …

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JAN Season 3 is here

A RETURN TO THE MOTHERLAND In October 2017, South African Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen launched his first television show JAN. This breathtaking …

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LIFESTYLE STORIES
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ROOTED IN THE EARTH

HOW THE KALAHARI BROUGHT ME CLOSER TO THE EARTH   Just over three years ago, when I first visited Boscia House, the site where Klein …

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JAN-GLASS

KEEPING IT GLASSY

The 5 Basic Types of Wine Glasses The hospitality industry has trained us to believe that red wine is served in a larger glass than …

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HOW TO BE KIND TO YOURSELF AT WORK

FIVE WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR MENTAL RESILIENCE IN THE WORKPLACE Although self-care has arguably become less of a taboo in recent years, we still don’t …

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HOW GOOD ARE YOU AT GIFTING?

A SHORT GUIDE TO BECOMING A GREAT GIFT GIVER It’s an art, let’s face it. Major moments in history have been defined by the gifts …

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HOW TO BUILD YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

MY TOP TAKEAWAYS FROM MY COURSE IN BRAND BUILDING When my team and I set out to create my course on personal brand building for …

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A MILLER’S TALE

FINDING THE RIGHT SALT AND PEPPER GRINDER Once upon a time in France – as so many stories involving food begin – chefs and cooks …

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TRAVEL STORIES
JAN-Bvlgari

ROOTED IN THE EARTH

HOW THE KALAHARI BROUGHT ME CLOSER TO THE EARTH   Just over three years ago, when I first visited Boscia House, the site where Klein …

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THE RITUAL

MUSINGS ON THE CUSTOM OF WASHING OUR HANDS The way in which certain customs move in and out of our lives like the tide is …

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JAN-NICE GARDEN

THE HAPPIEST GARDEN IN NICE

A TOUR OF LE JARDIN DE JAN As much as I love a food market for the inspiration it brings me as a chef, it …

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JAN-Brocante

BONKERS FOR THE BROCANTE

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF ANTIQUING One of France’s favourite national pastimes is the brocante – antique shops and makeshift market stalls you’ll …

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THE WILD MISTRESS

NOTES ON THE CITY OF NICE Once upon a time, the Mediterranean Sea was a vicious, thrilling place where cultures collided, converging in harmony, or …

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MY FIRST MILE HIGH EXPERIENCE

And fascination with airline food The first flight I ever took was with SunAir, which was from Joburg to Cape Town. I was so excited; …

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STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE
JAN-FUTURE-RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE TASTE LIKE?

By Siobhan Redford, Macro Economist at Rand Merchant Bank From early 2020, we retreated indoors and far away from all our favourite gathering spots. What seems …

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HOW HEALTHY IS SOUTH AFRICA’S FOOD ECONOMY?

A CONVERSATION WITH DAWIE MAREE HEAD OF Agriculture Information and Marketing at FNB South Africa To say that these are difficult times for the food …

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THE ART OF INVESTING IN ART

AN EXPERT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE WORLD OF ART INVESTMENT Art is one of my greatest passions. When creativity finds its way into an expression …

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ELEMENTS CONVERGE

THE STORY OF SOUTH AFRICA’S PREMIER SALT FAMILY In 1974, in an expanse stretching over 30 km of parched earth – about 90 km south …

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Guardians of the Olive Oil

On my recent food tour of Italy, I’m reminded of the bond I’ve forged with this beautiful country over the years. One particular moment that …

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JAN Season 2 nominated for a SAFTA

My team and I are delighted to share the news that JAN Season 2 has been nominated for a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) for ‘Best Lifestyle …

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VIDEO STORIES

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