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Winning Reader
Ramona Naidoo (@food_thingz) is our June winner! She posted this gorgeous panna cotta with sumac made using Woolies ingredients on the TASTE Recipe Club Facebook group. It’s served on crushed biscuits and has a hint of cinnamon. Brava, Ramona! RAMON
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A Foodie’s Guide To Franschhoek
If you love good food and coffee, and dogs (resident Great Dane puppy Jack is available for fussing), this is the place for you. Established in 2017 by the Macaskill family, the folk behind KZN’s super-successful Terbodore Coffee Roasters, it’s an ai
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Tips And Techniques For The Master Cook
Making pasta from scratch might just be one of the most satisfying things you’ll ever do in the kitchen. And it’s not nearly as difficult as you think. Follow our lead and you’ll soon be rolling and folding like a nonna. Serves 2 to 4 EASY GREAT
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Big Night?
Milan, the global capital of fashion and design in northern Italy, is also famous for maize-based dishes such as polenta, as well as rice-based dishes, especially risotto. Creamy risotto alla Milanese gets its vivid golden colour and distinctive flav
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Sister Act
In Naples, we decided to go our separate ways for lunch. When you’re 12 people on a family cruise in the Mediterranean celebrating the beloved matriarch’s birthday, you sometimes need to split up for a while. For everyone’s sake. My youngest brother-
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What’s For Dinner?
Leftovers: Canned beans and bread Drain and rinse any leftover canned beans to make up 600 g. Whisk ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup canola oil, 2 chopped garlic cloves, 20 g chopped Italian parsley, 1 T Dijon mustard, 4–6 chopped anchovy fillets, the juice
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Melanzane Alla Parmigiana
Laden with olive oil and cheese, this is not a diet option. You could use fior di latte and Parmigiana Reggiano if you're feeling flush, but my post-holiday, shoe-shopping-on-the-rand didn’t allow for this. I went basic. And it tasted just fine. My s
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Final Tidbit
Q: What’s the first dish you learnt to cook? Riky Rick, producer, rapper and The Voice South Africa season 3 coach A: Spaghetti Bolognese. I used to watch my mom make it and learnt from there. I still make it when I find time to cook, although t
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Lay It On
Don Angie restaurant in New York whips up a beautiful bake of lasagne rolls. “Our lasagne is made with fresh house-made pasta,” says the team’s Bianca Kenworthy. The pasta is rolled into rosettes, filled with layers of sweet Italian sausage Bolognese
Woolworths TASTE3 min readFood & Wine
Where The Wild Things Are
I met Roushanna Gray, renowned wild food forager and owner of Veld and Sea, a year ago at an intimate fynbos and gin tasting in Cape Town, and that’s where my interest in foraging began. Enthusiastic, full of energy and thoroughly knowledgeable on th
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IN THE KITCHEN WITH Abigail Mbalo
When I was a kid, I was the problem child. I didn’t want to eat, but I loved being around my mom in the kitchen. In the house where we grew up – a shared four-roomed house in Gugulethu – there was always lots of cooking. When we ate, everyone sat tog
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Super Greens
“This is my take on the classic Tuscan soup ribollita, iconic for its use of day-old bread, beans, vegetables and good olive oil. I only used winter greens but feel free to add a can of chopped tomatoes when you add the stock.” Serves 4 EASY Prepar
Woolworths TASTE4 min readFood & Wine
Planting A Seed
What inspired the second book and how would you say it differs from the first? Henry: This cookbook is all about how imaginative plant-based food can be. We’ve got pulled jackfruit burgers in there, Camemberts, even a vegan “faux” gras! We’re inspir
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The Green Light
“My default is SWISS CHARD steamed or blanched, the water squeezed out and seasoned with Maldon salt, good olive oil and lots of fresh nutmeg. Sometimes I add the chopped chard to a white sauce, to please the husband, but the nutmeg is key in both ve
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Pesce Azzurro Osteria Di Pesce
“It’s all about food with Italians,” says Valentina Russo when we’re talking about how a group of seven Italians living in Cape Town, most of whom have no experience in running a restaurant, came to be the new owners of Pesce Azzurro, a totally unpre
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3 WAYS WITH strawberries
Preheat the oven to 220°C. Sift 240 g flour with 4 t baking powder and ½ t salt. Grate in 125 g butter and lightly rub together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Beat 2 extra-large, free-range eggs with 1 cup plain yoghurt and stir into the fl
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Bean Counting
“The best kind of indulgent treat for your next afternoon pick-me-up. You could even indulge in one for breakfast.” Makes 4 A LITTLE EFFORT GREAT VALUE Preparation: 40 minutes, plus proving time Baking: 25 minutes dry yeast ½ tlukewarm mi
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BEHIND BARS: Gigi Rooftop at Gorgeous George
The bar: This is a hotel bar with a difference. Gorgeous George is part of the Design Hotels family – an international group with over 300 privately owned hotels around the world – and the décor is certainly striking. Designer Tristan du Plessis led
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Home Ground
1 To make the espresso, fill the base of a Moka pot with fresh water up to the water line. 2 Spoon Woolies’ 100% Arabica Italian blend ground coffee into the coffee chamber and tap on the counter to settle it. 3 Screw on the top and place over a medi
Woolworths TASTE6 min readFood & Wine
Grain Event
“If I could eat only grains, fruit and vegetables for the rest of my life, I would. They offer so much more to explore than meat does. When I’m asked to design a menu for an event, for example, I’ll usually come up with about ten dishes I think are f
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How To Drink And Save The Planet
These vineyards are among the highest in the Western Cape at 1 036 metres above sea level. Only about 300 hectares are used for farming, the holiday resort and staff housing, with the rest placed under CapeNature’s care, with 5 200 hectares under con
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One For All
“Neck of lamb needs slow cooking, so be prepared to invest a few hours, but it’s worth it to get the best out of this flavoursome cut.” Serves 6 EASY Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 2 hours lamb neck slices 1 kgsea salt and freshly ground
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