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Woolworths TASTE December 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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7 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
a new christmas joy

said Chelsea Moyo, Woolies’ food marketing manager. And this is how I have always felt about Christmas, too, that the food traditions are inseparable from the joy. I held onto my own family rituals for years, even transporting them to London when I lived there briefly, but, over the years, I have also adapted. Slowly. “CHRISTMAS WOULDN’T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT … OXTAIL,” We started serving the gammon hot on Christmas Eve, forgoing the much-loved slaphakskeentjies, but embracing duck-fat roast potatoes with enthusiasm. At some point I started making a praline semifreddo from Jamie Oliver’s first cookbook as a trifle alternative. It stuck. One year, I was staying with my dad over Christmas and realised very late that he did not have a food processor to blitz the hazelnut-studded slab into crumbs. My father…

1 min.
what you said

WINNING LETTER Whenever I feel anxious, stressed or sad I turn to cooking or baking to help me cope and provide a distraction. I’m no professional but I love food and trying new recipes. I find the process therapeutic. Most of the time, the end product doesn’t look at all like the picture in the recipe but most of us can agree that taste is everything! We lost our beloved furry friend quite recently. She was family. The pain we are dealing with is unimaginable. She joined our family when we had just gotten married and had been with us for 13 years! It was one of the best gifts I had ever received as I had always wanted a dog growing up. I turned to cooking to keep my mind occupied and…

1 min.
from facebook

“Hannah Lewry’s puttanesca baked hake, served with creamy polenta for a satisfying Saturday night dinner. Yummy.” – Gerda Janse van Vuuren “Tonight’s dinner was pea-and-broad bean quiche with a sweet potato crust.” – Jolandi Labuschagne “This weekend’s bake was @thelazymakoti’s lemon-and-thyme cake for my daughter’s birthday. I didn’t have edible flowers, so used Woolworths freeze-dried pineapple pieces and cake star decorations. I can highly recommend this recipe. So easy, moist, tasty, pretty and a great addition to a birthday!” – Debbie Griffiths…

1 min.
taste.co. za

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN A little prep can be the difference between starring in The Nightmare Before Christmas and It's A Wonderful Life. So don’t leave it all to the eleventh hour, look out for our Christmas countdown on Instagram. We’ll give you handy prompts for everything you can do ahead – from planning your menu to brining the bird. Follow @wwtaste on Instagram to see our daily posts. NYE 2020 Let’s say a resounding goodbye to 2020, and ring in the new year with a fuss-free feast. But if the word canapés makes you run for the hills, fear not. Our snacks will fill the gap between cocktails without blowing your budget or wrecking the kitchen. SIDE NOTE While there’s a special place in our heart for sautéed potatoes and creamy coleslaw, some of our favourite…

17 min.
the most wonderful time of the year

“This preserved fruit glaze – which reminds me of stained glass – can be made up to a week in advance” TURKEY WITH MAPLE BACON AND SULTANA STUFFING Serves 12 A LITTLE EFFORT Preparation: 25 minutes Cooking: 3 hours 35 minutes For the stuffing: olive oil 2 Tbutter 2 Tonion 1, finely choppedleeks 4, finely choppedgarlic 6 cloves, finely choppedpork mince 500 g sultanas 50 gWoolworths Christmas herb stuffing with ancient grains 2 x 100 g packetssea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tasteWoolworths frozen turkey 1butter 4 T, cubedsalt, to tastebacon 250 gsultanas 50 gmaple syrup 4 Tvino cotto ½ cupblack grapes 500 g 1 Preheat the oven to 180°C. To make the stuffing, heat the olive oil in a large pan, then add the butter, onion and leeks. Cook until soft, about 15 minutes. Add…

1 min.
the countdown

The more you do in advance, the more you can relax on the day 1 WEEK TO GO: • Make the dressing for the trout-and-goat’s cheese salad and store in an airtight container in the fridge. • Make and freeze the turkey stuffing. • Make the glaze for the gammon and store in the fridge. TWO DAYS TO GO: • Make the chocolate coins and store in an airtight container. • Make the red pepper aïoli for the seafood platter and store in the fridge. • Defrost the turkey in the fridge. ONE DAY TO GO: • Sear and assemble the beef Wellington. • Make the chicken liver pâté. • Peel the potatoes for the fondant potatoes and store in water in the fridge. • Make the meringues for the pavlova trifle and store in an airtight container. • Make the curry dressing for…