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Covid-19: Lockdown junk food recipes

Full disclosure. I’m craving junk food. I miss the convenience of grabbing a pizza or burger. It doesn’t help that my social media timeline is bombarded with cries for Mzansi fast food joints to be reopened, because hey, I...

Anosmic home cook tastes her way in the kitchen

“I read somewhere that great cooking comes from people who have an innate capacity to taste, see and smell, but I totally disagree”. So says 56-year-old...

RECIPE: Roast chicken and vegetables

Old-fashioned roasted chicken is always a good idea for any lunch or dinner menu. Cape Town realtor and home cook Miranda Steduto shares one of her favourites, roasted sticky barbeque...

Mzansi’s home cooks get creative in the kitchen

Mzansi home cooks and kitchen creatives, you’ve heeded the quarantine cooking call! And yes, I’m impressed. Honestly, all hats off, because you’ve flooded our...

Easter Lockdown: Here’s what we will be missing

This year, the Easter holidays will be a far cry from what we’re used to in Mzansi. Under different circumstances travel bags would’ve been packed for families to take a well-deserved break for the long weekend.   Instead South Africa and the rest...

RECIPE: Chef Zanele Van Zyl’s pickled fish

Easter time is synonymous with fried fish, curry and warm cinnamon hot-cross buns. Mzansi is known for its lekke Cape Malay curry-soaked fried fish, but we’re in the middle of a nationwide lockdown and can’t travel home...

Care and passion the secret to creating delectable dishes

The key ingredients to creating mouth-watering dishes are not readily available in any supermarket, believes resident Spier Farm Café head chef Hennie Nel (35). Instead it takes “care and passion,” he says. “Those two things are key to making a dish...

RECIPE: Chef Hennie’s British piccalilli

Head chef of Spier Farm Café, Hennie Nel, is not a fan of fancy, fussy cooking. In fact, the chef believes that the secret to a great meal is honest, authentic and unpretentious...

21 recipes to keep you sane during Covid-19 lockdown

Social distancing and to self-quarantine is Mzansi’s new normal. Our 21-day lockdown to try and limit the spread of Covid-19 has officially kicked in,...

Good food has the ability to heal the mind, says food stylist

Khanya Mzongwana has her fingers in many pies. The 30-year-old food stylist develops recipes for Woolworths TASTE Magazine  and Times Live and she’s a brand ambassador for Devil's Peak Beer.   She uses her innovative food brain to create dishes for the new kid on the culinary block, No Rules...

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