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HOW TO BE A MAXIMALIST

5 WAYS TO EMBRACE A MORE IS MORE LIFESTYLE    In times of crisis, our decisions tend to take on a more conservative quality. Suddenly, …

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HOW FOOD BRINGS US TOGETHER

5 THINGS THAT ILLUSTRATE THE UNIFYING POWER OF FOOD   Although no country is perfect, South Africa has endured more than its fair share of …

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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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THE WORST FOOD INVENTIONS of all time

…THAT ARE STILL AROUND Through a range of topics from airline food to recipe development, JAN the Journal Volume 7 explored the future of food …

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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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NOT JUST A FLASH IN THE PAN

IF YOU HAD TO HAVE JUST THREE POTS OR PANS It’s a question I’ve often asked myself: how did we get by without pots 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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JAN WINS IN THREE CATEGORIES AT LUXE RESTAURANT AWARDS

My team and I are thrilled to have been honoured by the Tourism and Hospitality Counsel of South Africa at the 3rd annual Luxe Restaurant …

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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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LIFESTYLE STORIES
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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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NOT JUST A FLASH IN THE PAN

IF YOU HAD TO HAVE JUST THREE POTS OR PANS It’s a question I’ve often asked myself: how did we get by without pots and …

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PLATTER PERFECT

PUTTING TOGETHER A GREAT GRAZING BOARD It’s all about the occasion. Platters can fill a gap between meals, replace meals in some instances, and even …

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IN THE FRAME

IN THE FRAME

HOW TO FRAME YOUR ART PHOTOGRAPHS Since the dawn of the jpeg, the concept of the “art photograph” has become somewhat dilute. For that reason, …

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SHADES OF BLUE

THE ROLE OF COLOURED GLASS IN YOUR TABLEWARE COLLECTION If the homeware shelves are anything to go by, coloured glass trends are like the tide, …

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THE TEA TOWEL IS NOT JUST A DISH CLOTH. WHAT?!

THE MANY TALENTS OF THE TEA TOWEL As with so many remnants of the Victorian era that we file away under “granny’s things”, the tea …

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TRAVEL STORIES
JAN-HIGH-DINING

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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JAN-RESTAURANT

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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DAMPFNUDELS AND DUMPLINGS

A ROUND-THE-WORLD TRIP ON A SQUISHY DOUGH CUSHION One might be getting a bit carried away when saying that the dumpling is more of a …

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THE MOST FAMOUS PIG’S FOOT IN PARIS

A PRE-PANDEMIC VISIT TO AU PIED DE COCHON Named after a pig’s foot, Au Pied de Cochon (literally translated as, “to the foot of the …

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NAILING YOUR ROAD TRIP

ESSENTIALS TO MAKE HITTING THE ROAD A BREEZE   It’s February (already!), the holidays (was it a holiday?) are a long-forgotten memory involving specifically not …

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SNACKING SOUTH AFRICA

A TOUR OF OUR FAVOURITE SNACKS One of the best parts about creating JAN the Journal Volume 6 was going on a real, don’t-make-‘em-like-they-used-to, authentically …

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STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE
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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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MOTHER’S CALLING

A CONVERSATION WITH HESSIE VAN DER WESTHUIZEN By Hanfred Rauch Having worked with South Africa’s first Michelin-star chef since shortly after he got this prestigious …

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BOUJEE UP YOUR BRAAI GAME

Q&A WITH KFM’S CARL WASTIE  Tuning in to KFM’s Flash Drive between 3 and 7 on any weekday afternoon, you may have heard Carl Wastie’s energetic voice beaming over the airwaves, somehow always …

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