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Woolworths TASTE May 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.
we kept cooking so you could, too

IF YOU WERE WONDERING whether you’d see a May issue of TASTE, so were we. Two weeks before writing this we were all still in the office eating Abi’s chocolate Swiss roll cake for the third time and discussing the WFH “trial”. We left the office that Tuesday and, effectively, didn’t go back. My hope, of course, is that by the time you read this, the lockdown will have been lifted, the curve flattened and some semblance of normality will be starting to return. But, at the risk of sounding like Princess Leia, that is not my only hope. What I really hope is that nothing will ever be quite the same. “ Relationships were tested, much wine was drunk and everyone made banana bread” What if the Covid-19 virus could be a…

1 min.
the team says:

“My gran’s old-school banana bread recipe – it’s one of the first things I learned to bake and it warms my heart to be able to serve it to my loved ones.” – Jeanne Calitz “Hot chocolate sauce: half a cup of cocoa, 1 cup water, 2 cups sugar, boiled together. So sticky and delicious on ice cream!” – Katharine Pope “Potato bake. My husband Terry makes it better than I do! Layers of very thinly sliced peeled potatoes, cream, garlic and salt. And sometimes a little truffle oil and grated Parmesan.” – Abigail Donnelly “My mom’s potatoes Romanoff – grated parboiled potatoes mixed with sour cream, cheese and spring onions, sprinkled with more cheese and paprika, then baked!” – Kelly Cloete “Sweetcorn and pumpkin fritters, which my mom taught me to make at…

1 min.
winning reader

– Jacoba du Plooy Move over, ordinary float! My father would have been immensely pleased if I could have served him your ginger beer float (TASTE September 2019, p 42). Home-made ginger beer is the drink that conjures up days gone by when harvest was the time when family members and neighbours went into the wheat fields to lend a helping hand. I am old enough to remember the party atmosphere – ginger beer was great during the warm weather to quench the thirst and a norm in most households during my childhood. Thank you for bringing back those magnificent memories. We’re so pleased to have evoked so many happy memories, Jacoba! You win a R500 Woolworths gift card. SUBSCRIBE TO TASTETUBE! Beans aren’t just for toast. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/ Tastemagazine…

1 min.

THE ULTIMATE MOTHER'S DAY MENU Whether you’re cooking for your mom, your partner, or the mother figure in your life, we’ve got the menu for you. Sign up to our newsletter to get the menu delivered to your inbox. JOIN THE CLUB AND WIN A R500 WOOLIES VOUCHER Get recipe advice, share your cooking triumphs and chat to fellow foodies in the TASTE Recipe Club on Facebook. Post a photo of your version of a TASTE recipe there, and you could win a R500 Woolies gift card! Winners are announced on the feedback page in every issue. Search “TASTE Recipe Club” on Facebook, and request to join the group. SOUP'S UP! The first chilly days of winter call for soup, soup and more soup! Keep things interesting with our collection of recipes – from classics…

10 min.
family ties

“ We’ll all come together in the house to share a casual meal made with ingredients I always have on hand ” Now, more than ever, retreating from the world to spend precious time with her family is important to TASTE food director Abigail Donnelly. She shares her home in Glencairn, Cape Town, with husband Terry and their two teenage sons, Matthew (13) and Jack (18). Happily, Terry’s dad Michael now lives not far down the road in Simon’s Town. A photographer and videographer, Michael’s return to South Africa 18 months ago, after having lived in New York for 25 years, has been a great gift to the family – and an opportunity for them all to share their love of cooking at regular family meals. Get-togethers, either at Michael’s home or at…

2 min.
horticulture vulture

OPTIMISE YOUR RECEPTACLE A vase with a narrow opening will help your blooms hold together (great if you’ve only got a few flowers), while a vase with a wide opening will spread them out more. CHOP STICKS An asymmetrical look is popular. Cut stalks to differing lengths to create a hand-picked look. REFLEX YOUR ROSES Reflexing is a florist’s trick for making roses look more romantic – and take up more space in an arrangement. It works best on roses that are a couple of days old, and have softer petals. To do it, remove the greenery beneath the outer petals. Take hold of an outer petal between thumb and forefinger and gently fold it backwards. Continue doing this with the outer petals, until you have a full, voluminous-looking bloom. Blow into…