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Food & Home Entertaining April 2020

South Africa's most established and trusted food magazine inspires professionals, homemakers, culinary students and food lovers. Even the most sophisticated dishes are made accessible to the reader, and there’s never a shortage of comfort food ideas for the whole family. Food & Home keeps readers up-to-date on trends, faces and places, restaurants, events, gadgets, local producers and gourmet travel destinations.

Land:
South Africa
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Caxton Magazines
Erscheinungsweise:
Back issues only
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2 Min.
time to renew

The two major holiday periods of the year – in April and December – are traditionally influenced by the northern hemisphere’s seasons, from images of unfurling new blossoms in April to greeting cards with snowflakes falling from wintry skies in December. Of course, this modern-day imagery is rooted in the ancient arts and cultures of Europe and when it comes to historical symbols for the month of April, Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus – a personal favourite – is purportedly one such example. With her red-gold locks flying out around her as she stands innocently yet alluringly in a giant scallop shell, Venus has an expression of both serenity and expectation in this iconic Italian Renaissance painting. Says lauded historian Bettany Hughes in her fascinating book, Venus & Aphrodite: History of…

1 Min.
our contributors

JOHANNESBURG-BASED FREELANCE WRITER MARION GARASSINO, WHO IS ALSO A CLASSICAL SINGER, SAYS SHE ADORES ANIMALS, ESPECIALLY HER FELINE BABIES. A LOVER OF REALLY GOOD FOOD, MARION ENJOYS READING TRUE CRIME STORIES AND BIOGRAPHIES. SHE PENNED THIS MONTH’S “BUSINESS WATCH” FEATURE ABOUT ONLINE BAKERY WATCH ME WHIP (PAGE 20). MY FAVOURITE PART ABOUT EASTER IS creating a beautiful table with gorgeous place settings, glasses, flowers, candles, napkins and, of course, Easter eggs! WHAT I LOVED ABOUT WRITING THE STORY ON WATCH ME WHIP WAS being inspired by owner Lauren Carr’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive to succeed. And tasting her delicious bakes was undoubtedly a highlight! A RESIDENT OF THE MOTHER CITY, SARAH-JANE WILLIAMS IS A FREELANCE CRAFTER AND ILLUSTRATOR WHO HAS BEEN IN THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS. HER ZEST FOR ALL…

2 Min.
cover recipe

SPICED ORANGE VANILLA CAKE WITH SWISS MERINGUE ICING Serves 8 A LITTLE EFFORT 2 hrs + 1 hr, to cool WHAT YOU NEED SPICED ORANGE VANILLA CAKE 250g butter, softened + extra, to grease2 tsp vanilla extract380g castor sugar6 large eggs, at room temperature435g cake flour1 tsp baking powder½ tsp bicarbonate of soda1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger1 tsp ground cardamom½ tsp ground cloves½ tsp ground nutmeg zest of 2 oranges250ml (1 cup) buttermilk SWISS MERINGUE ICING 4 egg whites225g (1 cup) castor sugar2 tsp vanilla extract + extra, to splashfew drops turquoisegel food colouring assorted Easter eggs/sweets of your choice/fresh flowers, to decorate HOW TO DO IT 1 Preheat the oven to 150°C. Grease and line with baking paper the bottom and sides of 2 springform cake tins, each with a diameter of 20cm. 2 For…

1 Min.
we’re listening...

winning letter pick of the BUNCH Food & Home Entertaining is my favourite magazine of all time – the bright, colourful photos and features make me feel like I’m “in the moment”! The publication takes me back to the past when I lived on a plot and also transports me to both local or faraway, elegant or rustic venues where I try out decadent dishes and wines with the simplicity and freshness that surround them! And since I’m on a health stride at the moment, I love the way the recipes have nutritional markers, which help with choosing the right one for me. Additionally, the “Trivia” page really challenges my food IQ and I learn many fun facts. Because of all these offerings, I take my copy of the current issue with…

1 Min.
win!

NEXT MONTH’S WINNING LETTER WRITER WILL RECEIVE CHALONER PRODUCTS TO THE VALUE OF R2 800! The hamper comprises 1 x 5L award-winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil; 1 x 500ml Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil gift pack; 3 x 250ml Premium Imported Balsamic Vinegar (3 variants); 3 x 250ml Chilli Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil; 1 x case (6 x 300g jars) Kalamata Olives; 1 x case (6 x 300g jars) mixed jams and marmalades. Leaders in producing local artisanal fare, Perry and Karen Chaloner have created a brand that is synonymous with exceptional quality and outstanding flavour. Chaloner products are hand-crafted at the couple’s Falcon’s Nest farm in the Western Cape. Chaloner’s signature range includes award-winning olive oils, condiments and preserves. Visit chaloner.co.za for more details and a list of stockists.…

2 Min.
diary dates

18 APRIL STELLENBOSCH Experience Tokara in all its autumn splendour when the wine and olive estate opens its extensive farm garden to the public for the annual Open Garden and Rare Plant Fair. Meander through tranquil walks dotted with sculptures by local artists while taking in the magnificent vistas over the large garden dam. Enjoy the dedicated indigenous garden, textures in the cork oak forest and the fresh scents wafting from the terraces of the picking garden. Other inspiring sights include a vegetable garden, wetlands and a gurgling mountain stream that flow into soothing lily ponds. On sale will be a wide variety of plants, from indigenous flora like fynbos and proteas to the more exotic, coffee and other refreshments, as well as Tokara’s elegant wines and award-winning extra-virgin olive oils.…