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» THREE STRUIK LIFESTYLE BOOKS HONOURED AT GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS
June 20, 2016

THREE STRUIK LIFESTYLE BOOKS HONOURED AT GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS Struik Lifestyle, an imprint of Penguin Random House, has had three titles listed amongst the ‘Best in the World’ at the recent Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 ...
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» In the kitchen with Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen
March 30, 2016

1. My first food memory is…choking on eating too many fresh garden peas at once in my grandfather's garden. I was 4. 2. My top tips for home cooks are…be inspired but follow your own taste. If you're not certain just add cream or butter. 3. The one utensil / appliance in my k...
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» Tips for positive meal times
March 07, 2016

Monique le Roux Forslund, author of Healthy Food for a Healthy Baby, gives seven tips for positive meal times. Include baby in family meal times, let baby sit with at the table and also taste foods and find out about the world ‘out there’. Make sure there is something to occupy your...
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» Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen becomes the first South African to be awarded a Michelin Star
February 02, 2016

Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen becomes the first South African to be awarded a Michelin Star JAN, a restaurant in the south of France owned and run by South African-born chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen has been awarded a Michelin Star, as Jan Hendrik becomes the first South African to receive th...
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» Q&A with Paul Duncan, author of SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS AT HOME
May 15, 2015

1. What inspired you to begin researching and writing your book 'South African Artists at Home'? It's an area of life that's completely uncharted. There's an incredible world of contemporary art in South Africa and yet for the most part we're only ever on the outside lo...
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» Spicy Bean Balls Recipe from Fresh from the Vegetarian Kitchen
October 07, 2014

Do you remember Mellissa Bushby from The Vegetarian Kitchen? Well, we’re super excited because she’s back with a new cookbook, Fresh from the Vegetarian Kitchen. It’s a collection of favourite recipes from this seasoned vegetarian who has learnt through trial and error. Mellis...
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» Lauren Beukes on how to pitch a story idea
June 24, 2014

Lauren Beukes gives some amazing tips to all the authors out there who are trying to get published. Watch. Watch the interview here....
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» Therapy lead British author, Susan Lewis, to write memoirs
June 24, 2014

British author, Susan Lewis, tells us how going to therapy in Los Angeles lead her to write a memoir about going through her mother's death. Watch the interview here....
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» Susan Lewis introduces us to the characters in Never Say Goodbye
June 24, 2014

British author, Susan Lewis introduces us to the characters in her brand new novel, Never Say Goodbye. Watch the interview here....
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» Author, Susan Lewis, introduces us to new novel Never Say Goodbye
June 24, 2014

Susan Lewis introduces us to her brand new novel, Never Say Goodbye. She tells us how the novel can be about living with a very rare form of breast cancer, but still make you laugh. Watch. Watch the interview here. ...
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» British author Susan Lewis arrives in South Africa
June 24, 2014

Susan Lewis has arrived in Cape Town! She tells us what she is going to get up to, and what it's like to have written over 30 books! Watch the interview here....
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» The Kept: Q&A with James Scott
March 18, 2014

1) Can you tell us what The Kept is about and why you think readers would enjoy it? The Kept is set in the winter of 1897 in upstate New York in the United States. The story opens when midwife Elspeth Howell returns to her isolated farmstead to find her family has been murdered. All save one of her ...
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» Easy Cooking
March 07, 2014

Easy Cooking from Nina’s Kitchen is a homely and unpretentious cookbook. As the title so aptly states, Nina makes cooking easy by using affordable, locally available ingredients and recipes that will inspire one and all to cook with love!  With over 100 recipes there is something for...
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» Sarah Graham's Easiest-ever Red Velvet Cake
February 07, 2014

We’re super excited that food blogger (and newly famous TV chef) Sarah Graham has graced us with a new cookbook, aptly titled smitten. in the month of love! We drooled over bitten. when it first came out, trying as many recipes as possible and bringing in all sorts of yummy goodies t...
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» Private Berlin by James Patterson
February 19, 2013

Taken from the review done by Sally Scott of Daily News. I was galloping along, ended up reading Private Berlin in one sitting. Private is an elite, international investigation organisation. Branches worldwide. Staffed by experts in their fields, the company specialises in everything, from trac...
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» Very Berry Yoghurt Muffins
February 01, 2013

Taken from Simple, Fabulous Lunchbox Ideas by Leanne Katzenellenbogen. INGREDIENTS 1½ cups cake flour 1 cup oat bran 2 tsp baking powder ½ cup sugar substitute ½ tsp salt 2 eggs 1 apple, grated with skin on 1⁄4 cup canola oil 300 ml fat-free strawberry yoghu...
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» Sesame-coated chicken strips
January 28, 2013

Taken from Simple, Fabulous Lunchbox Ideas by Leanne Katzenellenbogen. INGREDIENTS 4 tsp honey 4 tsp Dijon mustard 4 tsp olive oil 1⁄2 cup low-GI breadcrumbs 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds 1 x 250 g skinless chicken breast olive oil spray METHOD Preheat the oven to 180°C. Mix th...
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» Rat Roads by Jacques Pauw
January 28, 2013

Taken from the review done by Victoria Schneider and Charles Cilliers of City Press. The book tells a remarkable story of a man who lived through the 1994 machete killings – the most intense and bloodiest example of genocide in modern history – only to later head out on an incr...
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» Julian Rademeyer (author of Killing for Profit) talks to City Press
January 21, 2013

Extracted from the interview done by Yolandi Groenewald of City Press. Since the release of his book about rhino poaching, Killing for Profit, Julian Rademeyer is now very much in the thick of exposing wildlife trafficking’s sordid underbelly. “Joburg is pretty much the wi...
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» Couscous and cheese patties
January 09, 2013

Taken from Simple, Fabulous Lunchbox Ideas by Leanne Katzenellenbogen. Your kids will have a ‘ball’ rolling these couscous patties! INGREDIENTS 1 cup boiling water 1 cup couscous 1 wheel low-fat herb-flavoured feta, crumbled 1⁄2 x 250 g tub ricotta cheese 2 red salad onio...
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» Cape Coq au Vin
December 21, 2012

Taken from Cellarmasters in the Kitchen by Wendy Toerien.  "Pinot noir is the only grape with a yellow pigment, so when you cook with it, it gives a blue hue to the food." INGREDIENTS 3 kg chicken thighs and drumsticks 750 ml Vriesenhof Pinot Noir 4 bay leaves 5 ml chopped fresh thyme...
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» Lemon-baked Yellowtail
December 03, 2012

Taken from Entertaining at Hamilton Russell Vineyards by Olive Hamilton Russell.  Yellowtail are fast, predatory gamefish that live in the cold Atlantic waters off the Cape coast. During the annual sardine run, they migrate towards the east coast to feast on the sardines. The flesh is...
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» Ginger Biscuit Ice Cream with Cranberry and Orange Jelly
November 26, 2012

Garden and Home published a delicious recipe from Entertaining at Hamilton Russell Vineyards. Follow this link to download the PDF document. Bon appetit! About the book: Anthony and Olive Hamilton Russell frequently entertain guests on their prestigious estate. Wanting to showcase the best...
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» Meat-free Monday recipe: 10-minute summer bean salad with nut-crusted halloumi
November 22, 2012

Taken from Luscious Vegetarian by Sonia Cabano and Jade de Waal. INGREDIENTS: 1 x 400 g can four-bean mix 1 cup (250 ml) sweetcorn kernels 1 cup (250 ml) cherry tomatoes, halved 3 stalks celery, very finely chopped 1 small onion or 6 spring onions,finely chopped 2 t (10 ml) dried tarr...
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» Ricotta puffs with honey and almonds
November 08, 2012

Taken from Luscious Vegetarian by Sonia Cabano and Jade de Waal. You know the feeling: you need sweet and creamy comfort in a bowl, and this is it. Serve with scoops of ice cream or as is. INGREDIENTS: 450 g fresh ricotta 1 cup (250 ml) cake flour 1 T (15 ml) baking powder pinch of salt 4 ...
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» Cellarmasters in the Kitchen: Cape Winemakers Guild, 30 years of excellence. By Wendy Toerien
October 26, 2012

Reviewed by Shante Hutton "The book itself is a beautiful blend of insights and stories from the 45 Guild members that are inspiring and often humorous combined with two of their much loved recipes which they pair with their own wines.  The photos are gorgeous and the recipes that are chosen lo...
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» A Wanted Man by Lee Child
October 26, 2012

"Ex-military cop and now the man who wanders the US with nothing more than a disposable toothbrush (sometimes), Reacher has become one of the best-loved heroes in fiction. Obviously, he’s tall, handsome, super-smart and deadly to bad guys. Women fall in love him wherever he goes, and men envy ...
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» 10-minute Pork Chops with Orange Glaze
October 05, 2012

Taken from Fuss-Free Suppers by Jenny Kay and Elinor Storkey. The woody flavours of the meat and citrusy zing of the orange glaze combine beautifully in this succulent dish. INGREDIENTS: 2 Tbsp. olive oil 4 smoked kassler chops For the orange glaze: 3 to 4 oranges A little water 3 Tbs...
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» Josh Thirion (author of Cook with Josh) talks to KFM
September 28, 2012

"Nine-year-old Josh Thirion, author of Cook with Josh, was interviewed by Ryan O’Connor on KFM earlier this month. Thirion, South Africa’s youngest published author, said that Masterchef Australia inspired him to write a cookbook and that the first thing he ever made ...
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» Nougat and Ice Cream Cake with Hot Raspberry Sauce
September 27, 2012

Taken from Scrumptious Food for Family and Friends by Jane-Anne Hobbs. “What I love about ice-cream cakes is that they’re so versatile – you can add anything that takes your fancy.” Jane-Anne Hobbs shares this recipe from her delightful cookbook, Scrumptious Food for Fam...
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» Frozen Lemon Cream with Summer Berries
September 27, 2012

Taken from Scrumptious Food for Family and Friends by Jane-Anne Hobbs. “There is no gelatine in the mixture, which relies on a reaction between the condensed milk and the acid in fresh lemon juice to thicken it. In this quick, simple dessert, I’ve frozen the lemon cream with be...
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» A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
September 27, 2012

Sally Scott of IOL reviewed the debut novel by Wiley Cash: "Cash sets his compelling story in the depths of his own home region, North Carolina, telling the tale via the voices of three characters: nine-year-old Jess, whose adolescent curiosity dredges up some very unpleasant home truths, (not the l...
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» Scrumptious Food for Family and Friends by Jane-Anne Hobbs
September 20, 2012

"At a time when most cookbooks focus on meals in minutes and shortcuts to feeding the family, this title is both refreshing and reassuring: there are young food writers out there who are spreading the word, along with plenty of butter, that the creation of memorable meals requires time, basic skills...
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» Delectable Pinot Noir-poached pear brle tart
September 19, 2012

Taken from Entertaining at Hamilton Russell Vineyards by Olive Hamilton Russell.  One of the earliest references to pears is found in Homer’s Odyssey, where pears are called ‘a gift of the gods’. With its warm sweet flavours, this tart is the kitchen’s winter g...
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