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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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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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KITCHEN CHAMELEON

CAN YOU EVER HAVE JUST ONE APPLIANCE?  Over the course of my career, I’ve pursued so many passions that I’ve become a chameleon. Put me …

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BAKE UP A STORM

IF YOU HAD TO HAVE ONLY THREE BAKING TINS  Of course, all cooking brings me pleasure. I am a chef, after all. But baking? Oh …

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NEWS STORIES
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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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JAN THE JOURNAL VOLUME SEVEN

THE JOURNEY REIMAGINED Cape Town, 25 June 2021 JAN the Journal – the biannual publication that chronicles South Africa’s first Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van …

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LIFESTYLE STORIES
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PASSION FOR PRECISION

MY LIFELONG LOVE OF AVIATION I remember as a child — looking up at the sky from the hay fields, seeing the vapour trails of …

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CLEVER STASHING

SMARTEN UP YOUR FOOD STORAGE WITH THESE THREE SOLUTIONS My mother always said, “If everything’s got a place, you’ll always know where they are.” As …

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HOW TO RESET YOUR HOME

5 STEPS TO CREATING THE SPACE YOU REALLY WANT We’ve all been there. Once upon a time, when you first moved into your own place …

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN PLEASURE GARDEN

A GUIDE FROM THE HISTORY BOOKS In the beginning, there was Eden, arguably the most famous garden in history, which let’s face it, was totally …

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THE GARDEN BOUQUET

We are surrounded by boundless beauty, whether hiking up a hill in the Franschhoek Valley, wandering through a veld outside of Witbank, or stretching our …

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PACKING HEAT

IF YOU HAD TO HAVE ONLY THREE APPLIANCES Remember the stovetop pressure cookers of yesteryear? “Hey!” I hear you say, “who are you calling yesteryear?” …

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TRAVEL STORIES
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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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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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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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HOW NOT TO RUN A RESTAURANT

A FEW OF MY PERSONAL DOS AND DON’TS For some of us, the idea of one day having our own eatery is a dream come …

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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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