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FOOD STORIES

The Art of Our Grandmothers’ Cooking

What can we learn from the older generations, the oumas and the nonnas, about cooking and consuming food? The answer is simple.
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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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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 arrived, offering those cherished celebration moments we eagerly anticipate all year. It’s a season that beckons us to unwind, to reconnect with family and friends, and to welcome them into our homes to raise a glass to the year that was and the promise of the new one that is waiting to welcome us.

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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 of discovery of each and every aged or fresh creation is just as important as that moment when we see our guests’ eyes light up at first bite.

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NEWS STORIES
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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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LIFESTYLE STORIES

Holiday, Home or Work: The Art of Skin Care

Drink enough water, wash your face, apply sunscreen, and wear a hat. Over centuries, mothers and caregivers have given the same advice to their children. ...
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Here & There: Establishing Your Brand

There is no guide to managing a business across two continents. So, what is the key to sustaining growth? During a recent visit to South Africa, ...
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The Art of Our Grandmothers’ Cooking

What can we learn from the older generations, the oumas and the nonnas, about cooking and consuming food? The answer is simple.
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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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TRAVEL STORIES

From Brioche to Binoche

For two captivating hours, I was transported into the realm of classic French cuisine, revelling in the meticulous preparation depicted on screen.
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The JAN Guide to Nice

Bienvenue dans ma ville! Over the years – through my tours and special features in JAN the Journal – I’ve loved sharing my experiences of ...
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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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STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE
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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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Feasting with inspirational women

A Look at Women Who Inspire Us Starting from a chef trainee and working her way up the kitchen ranks to become Group Executive Chef ...
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Feasting in Franschhoek

An interview with JAN Group Executive Chef Antro Davel  The opening of JAN Franschhoek marks an exciting new chapter for the JAN team, and is ...
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JAN RSVP is here

What you need to know about my new series JAN RSVP After three beautiful seasons of JAN, I felt that we had captured my story… ...
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Journey to the Kalahari

FORMER GOLDEN TICKET WINNER LAUREN CARY DISCUSSES THE MAGIC OF THE KALAHARI EXPERIENCE Fans of JAN the Journal will be familiar with our Golden Ticket ...
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Pearls of wisdom

An ode to the natural pearl   It’s no secret that I love vintage treasures and antique finds, there’s something about the quality of older ...
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