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Sarie Food

Sarie Food

Winter 2021

SARIE FOOD is more than a magazine: it’s a lifestyle and a hearty conversation. The magazine talks food, and the conversation is mouth-watering and proudly South African. The magazine is for everyone who is inspired by the tastes and aromas of a modern-day Afrikaans style of cooking and entertaining, and wants to treat loved-ones to dishes straight from the heart. No fuss, no nonsense, just good, honest food and tasty, healthy solutions for all who are eager to explore, enjoy and share in the SARIE world of inspiration - echoing the brand pay-off line, My Inspirasie

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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
4 Issues

in this issue

8 min
a bird in the hand

LEARN ABOUT CHICKEN WHOLE When you buy a whole chicken, look for one with a firm appearance and undamaged skin. Read the labels and choose chickens that come from reliable, local producers. Read on the packaging to see if it says the chicken is organic, free range or pasteurised. These chickens are usually from better sources and the meat is tastier. Although our food regulations don’t have definitive requirements with regards to organic and free-range chickens, they are still an ethically better and healthier choice than caged or battery-farmed chickens. WINGS Affordable and very tasty. Can be cooked in the oven at temperatures higher than 200 °C. Chicken wings make very good stock, thanks to their combination of meat, skin and bones. Chicken wings can be divided into two smaller portions, which are then known as buffalo wings. MINCE Not as readily…

1 min
set your table

Use succulents from your garden as flowers. Cut long stems and arrange them in recyclable glass bottles; we used old beer bottles. Let each guest take a succulent home to plant in their garden. Gold is always lovely. Mix and match gold cutlery to create afeeling of luxury. Vintage markets are wonderful places to browse for yesterday’s treasures. Use unbleached linen fabric for the tablecloth; it costs about R70 per metre. Buy 3 metres longer than your table and let it hang to the ground for texture and flow. Forget about neatly folded napkins and simply drop over-sized ones with botanical prints onto the plates. We used napkins made from a mixture of linen and cotton. They cost about R105 each (50 x50 cm) from laperle.co.za.…

11 min
the secrets of meat

1 Tell us who Annelien is? A traveller through life, on an unbelievable journey to experience a feeling of being completely fulfilled. I couldn’t do this without the memories of my childhood and my family and relatives. I am a family person, I love people and developing recipes that will bring everyone to my table to eat together. I enjoy entertaining, gorgeous linen, crockery, flowers and decorating. I have a large vegetable garden here on the farm, and I cook fresh from field to fork. Everything we eat, we produce ourselves, even our meat. We believe in sustainable use of the land and our organic management of the farm has led to us producing wonderful pecan nuts for the local market but also to export. So who am I? A proud…

8 min
10 plates 7 ingredients each

TOMATO RISOTTO I can never have too many risotto recipes. In winter, it’s the type of food that warms you from the inside. serves 4 1. 1 onion, finely chopped2. 380 g (500 ml) Arborio rice3. 125 ml white wine4. 115 g can tomato paste5. 100 g (110 ml) butter6. 50 g Parmesan cheese, finely grated, plus extra for serving7. 500 g mixed cherry tomatoes, halved+ olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper Heat a good drizzle of olive oil in a large pot until hot. Add onion and rice. Stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until onion starts to brown. Add wine and continue stirring until liquid has cooked away. Mix 1,5 litres boiling water with tomato paste. Pour 500 ml tomato liquid into rice and stir through. Cover pot and leave to cook…

1 min
guava things

1 One guava contains between 100 and 500 seeds. 2 Guavas are picked by hand because they are so sensitive and need to be handled gently. 3 Guavas are tropical fruits originally from Mexico, although they found their way to the East centuries ago. Today, countries like China and Japan are among the biggest producers internationally. 4 Most of the pickers are women, because they work more carefully with the fruit. 5 The leaves are high in antioxidants and can be used to make tea, a product which is becoming more widely available. 6 The fruit has a short shelf life of about two weeks. 7 Guavas are very delicate and if you bruise the fruit, it spoils quickly. 8 Guava trees start to bear fruit within three to four years of planting, but they only come…

4 min
table stories

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Absolutely. But some apples don’t just fall – they roll, too. And a certain apple (no names!) lands queerly, buys a one-way ticket to the-hell-out-of-here, is tortured for tips in a British pub for a year, crawls back home again (15 kg lighter), studies film, drinks box wine from a mug for four years while pursuing his dreams until stress-induced hair loss sets in, then works even harder for a decade (drinking better wine from nicer glasses), undergoes a life crisis at the age of 29 and wonders whether he mightn’t have been better off falling where all the other apples fell, because then he, too, might have driven a Fortuner and been the kind of person who mows the lawn on…