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Food & Home Entertaining February 2016

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.

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our contributors

KIM MAXWELLFreelance journalistBased in Cape Town, I’ve been interested in food since high school. I quickly realised I was too pedantic and slow to be a chef. Now, like most working parents, I throw meals together, but I’ll spend time sourcing ingredients for people or things that matter. Decorating my son’s surprise themed cakes is one of those! I love wine and discovering new eating spots. I once lived in Singapore, so my seared tuna on sweet-potato mash with fresh ginger dipping sauce is always a hit. ELSJE VAN ZYLStylist & photographerI started my journey with photography at the age of 16. I document most of life and how we fit into it. I am passionate and respectful towards nature and the way we create spaces to live in. I…

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no reservations

My husband knows better than to suggest a romantic Valentine’s dinner at one of our favourite restaurants. No, I’m afraid that making a mad dash across a jam-packed car park to avoid a flower seller’s 300% price hike on a long-stemmed rose, only to arrive at a full-to-the-brim restaurant and vie for the waiter’s attention all night, does not a happy girl make me.Nor, it turns out, does trying to solve above-said problem by staying at a hotel and ordering room service instead. When we tried that scenario – the two of us happily nestled in our room like plump pigeons in fluffy hotel dressing gowns and slippers – the room-service trolley was gracefully wheeled in, our romantic table à deux swiftly set with white linen, much aplomb made in…

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my find of the month...

Gone are the days of not being able to put down your glass of vino at a picnic, for fear of it teetering unsteadily on the grass! Hands Free – the brilliant brainchild of husband-and-wife-team, Peter and Jules Belasyse-Smith – is the solution to spill-free picnics. Made from sturdy, recycled plastic, Hands Free wine-glass holders (25cm high) come in a four-pack with a handy hold-in-place storage clip, and they hold Champagne glasses as steadily as wine glasses. Colour-coded for easy identification, this tried-and-tested product won the UK Gift Association’s ‘Under £10’ category. New to SA, a Hands Free four-pack is just R149, excluding postage, and delivery can be made anywhere in SA via courier. For more info and to order, visit myhandsfree.co.za.Ed’s profile photograph by Dylan Swart. Hands Free product…

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dear food&home

Diwali delights! I nearly jumped out of my skin when I saw your article, ‘Festival of lights’ (November 2015). It was the first feature on Diwali I have seen in a South African magazine.Food, for me, has always been as much about the memory it is attached to, as it is about taste and presentation. The story evoked all my memories of Diwali. My mom and her sisters would start the preparations two weeks before the festival. They would discuss everything from the right colour of the halwa and the spiciness of the puris to the thickness of the burfi syrup. Inhaling the sweet and savoury aromas that permeated the house is something I miss most. The dedication of filling 300 puris with a semolina, coconut and cardamom filling to…

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A shiraz wine produced by Van Loveren Family Vineyards was singled out for its excellence in this year's Shiraz SA Wine Chalenge and, beating some 200 entrants, was among the final 12 champions.The Christina van Loveren Shiraz 2013 is perfumed and elegant with an aromatic blend of mulberries, black raspberries and plums. The texture is silky and smooth with olive tapenade and blackberries on the palate, and a peppery finish.Next month's winning letter will receive a case (six bottles) of the Christina van Loveren Chardonnay, a case (six bottles) of Christina van Loveren Sauvignon Blanc, a case (six bottles) of Christina van Loveren Shiraz 2013, a case (six bottles) of Christina van Loveren Methode Cap Classique, as well as a vintage-style designer apron by Funky Aprons designer Nadine Kelly, all…

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what we’re loving on instagram

@gkstoriesDad of note, David, and wife extraordinaire, Luise, are combining their different skills and styles to create a recipe index that will keep you cooking for days! Follow them to see what culinary creations they’re dreaming up and bringing to life using some truly capturing photography. @acouplecooksAlex and Sonja Overhiser are the husband-and-wife duo who are creating, cooking, styling and photographing visually provocative food. Their feed is an inspirational portrayal of exactly what you should be cooking at home – both healthy and delicious.…