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FOOD STORIES
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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 just out of the oven.

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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 North Africa to Morocco – food is so much more than fuel. It’s pleasure.

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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 we like to set our tables.

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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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Beyond Organic

We urban dwellers are slaves to our labels. Certified organic, fair trade, free range… when we don’t grow our own, it’s all we have to go on.

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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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Beyond Organic

We urban dwellers are slaves to our labels. Certified organic, fair trade, free range… when we don’t grow our own, it’s all we have to go on.

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Taking it Further

We so often overlook sauces, stocks, dressings and batters as a bridge we need to cross on the way to putting dinner on the table. But take a moment to consider how versatile they are.

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NEWS STORIES
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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 a yacht off the coast of Monaco. I had a few days off and decided to take a stroll through the streets of Nice.

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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 long before it hits the shelves, get a first taste of the next season’s signature dishes, and more recently, a first visit to the newly reopened JAN Franschhoek!

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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 season.

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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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LIFESTYLE STORIES
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The Heart of an Artichoke

The Story of the World’s Most Intriguing Thistle On the 19th of June 1575, while attending a wedding, Catherine de’ Medici, who was one of …

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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 we like to set our tables.

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Party Perfect

There’s no such thing as the perfect party. It’s about bringing people together and creating a gathering that every one of your guests can enjoy.

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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 to say thank you to the superheroes in our lives.

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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 partnerships has been with Ellerman House, a truly unique and special boutique hotel on the slopes of Bantry Bay in Cape Town.

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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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TRAVEL STORIES
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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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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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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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