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Woolworths TASTE June 2020

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Woolworths TASTE is a multi-award-winning magazine, with an annual frequency of 11 issues, which is produced by New Media Publishing as a flagship brand for South African retailer, Woolworths. Innovative in design and content, it presents more than 50 delicious recipes in each issue in an exquisitely photographed yet accessible way, showcasing the variety of top-quality food products offered by Woolworths alongside the abundant creativity within the South African food industry. Woolworths TASTE consistently offers credible, easy-to-use dining-in solutions and creative entertaining ideas, and also shares new developments in the culinary world, keeping readers informed about food trends and personalities. For more visit taste.co.za

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South Africa
New Media A Division of Media 24 (Pty) Ltd
7 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
one for the chefs

AND THEN IT WAS JUNE. By now, we may have gone down a level in lockdown, but we’re still living in strange, unpredictable times. One of the many, many tragic side-effects of The Virus has been the shuttering of restaurants all over the world. Perhaps it’s because it’s such a tough industry at the best of times, or perhaps because we are food nerds who work with and know so many chefs personally, but it feels particularly heartbreaking. For the first three weeks of lockdown, our friends Arno and Liezl of Janse & Co. in Cape Town announced they would take over and run the kitchen at Ladles of Love. Two months later, they are still providing thousands of meals for the homeless every day. Visit ladlesoflove. org.za to donate. “ The virus…

1 min.
the team says

“Good old mac ‘n cheese. Jazz up with two different kinds of cheeses if you’re feeling flush. It can be vegetarian (mushrooms for me) or meaty for the rest of the fam (chorizo or bacon).” – Liesl Nicholson “Jamie Oliver’s mushroom risotto with garlic, thyme and parsley. There’s plenty of time for all that stirring – my form of lockdown exercise – and it makes me feel I’ve earned a big, delicious bowlful.” – Michelle Coburn “Creamy chicken livers. I can have them with toast for breakfast and basmati rice for dinner. It’s a cheap meal and easy to make.” – Siphokazi Tsala “A tomato-and-coconut curry concoction. Make a curry base, add coconut milk, canned tomatoes, then chuck in whatever you have – chicken thighs and lots of veg. Add fresh lime just…

1 min.
winning reader

“Having lived in the Middle East for a number of years, my wife requested the chicken musakhan along with the burnt brinjal side dish (TASTE, April 2020) on her birthday. Being in lockdown, my boys helped build a tent to make it more special (far right). The delicious flavours of the food brought back wonderful memories. It’s so good to know we can once again enjoy the food we came to love. Thanks Sami, Tara and Taste!” – Sean Butler Wow Sean, what a wonderful way to celebrate your wife’s birthday! You win a R500 Woolworths gift card, plus a REN Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser, worth R565. REN’s Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil cleanser is a unique rich, triphase formula that transforms from jelly to oil to milk to dissolve…

1 min.

ENJOY WINTER COMFORT FOOD AND STILL GET YOUR FIVE-A-DAY Get the best of both worlds with our guide to veg-forward winter dishes. It’s the answer to hiding veg from kids – and adults – alike. Spike your mac and cheese with cauliflower, load up on hearty vegetable curry and build pumpkin into your bobotie and you’re winning at life. CALLING ALL CHOCAHOLICS! It’s mid-winter and we’re having a chocolate party! We’ll bring you our guide to the ultimate chocolate recipes – from an oozing fondant that’ll wow guests, to an easy mousse. We’ll find out what South Africa’s favourite chocolate dish is in our highly scientific Instagram poll. And on TASTETube, Keletso Motau will do his bit for the cause with stuffed chocolate brownies. Thank you for your service, Keletso! JOIN OUR CLUB! Need tips…

6 min.
instant gratification

“ This is my take on chicken katsu, inspired by a trip to Japan” ASIAN GREENS WITH VERMICELLI Serves 2 EASY GREAT VALUE Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking: 10 minutes sugar snap peas, mangetout andasparagus (or any other greens) 200 gradishes 4, slicedbaby cucumbers 4, slicedfresh ginger 1 t crushedrice wine vinegar 4 Tvermicelli noodles, cooked, for servingpickled ginger, for servingwasabi, for servingWoolworths crispy onion sprinkle, for serving 1 Blanch the greens, then drain. 2 Toss the radishes and baby cucumbers with the ginger and rice wine vinegar. 3 Serve with the noodles, pickled ginger, wasabi and crispy onions. FAT-CONSCIOUS, HEALTH-CONSCIOUS WINE: Woolworths Delaire White Rock Sauvignon Blanc 2019 STICKY STIR-FRY NOODLES Serves 2 EASY GREAT VALUE Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking: 20 minutes Woolworths crumbed chickenschnitzels 2Woolworths Quicksticks two-minutenoodles 2 x 75 g packetswhole chillies (fresh or dried) 2canola…

1 min.
use your noodles

Use cooked noodles as a topping for a bake such as fish pie or cottage pie instead of mashed potato. Use cooked noodles as a base for pizza. Bulk up a frittata with cooked noodles. Heat chicken stock, add noodles, spring onions and chilli paste to make a broth. Fry thinly sliced pork or chicken fillet with sliced mushrooms, add garlic butter and cooked noodles. Fry thinly sliced cabbage in sesame oil and 1 T curry paste. Add cooked noodles and top with a fried egg. Fry thinly sliced beef, then add hoisin sauce, cooked noodles and beef stock. Toss cooked noodles in sambal oelek, then stir-fry with frozen peas and cooked prawns. Toss cooked noodles with brown butter, pecorino, black pepper, chilli and salt. Toss Woolworths slaw with sunflower seeds, chopped spring onions, coriander, chopped apple and crushed…