Food & Wine
Food & Home Entertaining

Food & Home Entertaining August 2017

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.

South Africa
Caxton Magazines
Read More

in this issue

3 min.
mountain high

A sure sign I’m ageing is my irritation when asked on a national day, “What public holiday is it again?” For, even if one is simply happy as a clam that they’re getting a day off, I believe it’s our duty to acknowledge the significance of the day, regardless of whether it’s related to a cause you think has no bearing on your life – you might learn some surprising and interesting facts! While I’m not suggesting that every year on a national day like Women’s Day, we should pore over history books, I do recommend doing this at least once in your life – it’s an experience I’m embarrassed to admit I did for the first time only this year when doing research for this issue. Which three words would…

2 min.
our contributors

ISHAY GOVENDER-YPMA Ishay is an award-winning travel and food journalist based in The Mother City. “I took the plunge and transitioned from the corporate world as a commercial law attorney; now I travel at every opportunity and write about my excursions and cultural discoveries for a variety of print and digital media. I also have my own blog, Food and the Fabulous (foodandthefabulous.com). A huge change, but a great one!” A woman in food I look up to? I have the utmost respect for my dear friend, Vanie Padayachee, who recently opened Marigold. She has worked as an instrumental part of many top establishments, running them in the background. DYLAND SWART Based in Jozi, Dylan, our in-house photographer also works on many commercial photography projects. “I started dabbling in food imagery while completing my…

4 min.
dear food & home

A culinary PLAYGROUND We were all told when we were young to not play with our food. Gone are those days! As now, it’s the “in” thing. Personally, I love to experiment with food, from the colours and the flavours, to presentation and plating. This means a lot coming from someone who went from becoming a widow who had never cooked for 24 years, crying in front of the grocery cupboards for a year to now, a mom who absolutely loves cooking for five beautiful boys and a loving husband who continues to inspire me. Thank you, F&HE, for the great ideas and excellent articles on local producers. I have certainly come a long way – all through playing with my food to heal my heart! Venita Mills, Western Cape WINNINGLETTER FIVE STARS all…

2 min.
cover dish

“I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you – W. H. AudenAnd the river jumps over the mountain And the salmon sing in the street”Till China and Africa meet, PAN-ROASTED POTATO, HOT-SMOKED SALMON, CAPER AND PURPLE BASIL WARM SALAD WITH LEMONY CRME FRACHE Indulgent and nourishing at the same time, this warm plate of deliciousness is perfect for Sunday lunches on its own or as a side to a more elaborate meal. These crispy-on-the-outside, fluffy-on-the-inside potatoes are simply lovely when paired with hot-smoked salmon, the saltiness of caperberries and the creaminess of the lemony crème fraîcheServes 4 (as a side) or 2 – 3 (as a main) EASY 40 mins THE FLAVOUR COMBINATIONSWARM SALAD 700g baby Nicola Mediterranean potatoes (find at woolworths.co.za)1 red onion, peeled and wedgedcanola/sunflower oil, to drizzle and shallow-frysalt and freshly ground…

1 min.
menu suggestions

Samantha “Get the girls together for a Women’s Day celebration and treat them to this oh-so-tasty menu. Everything can be made in advance, so you’re free to enjoy a glass (or two) and not miss out on any of the latest low-down. And the cherry on top? Sandy’s beautiful cheesecake to finish things off with floral flair!” Anzelle “I had the privilege of drinking authentic Turkish apple tea while cooing over a plethora of pure silk woven rugs displayed before us with a ladies-only tour group. This spread is as other-worldly, vivid, texture-layered and as refined as the presentation that day.” Andrea “While I love bringing out the good china for a lunch party, there’s also nothing better than kicking back in the kitchen with my nearest and dearest for a relaxed get-together – this…

2 min.
trending: cuppa-cone

food bites NEWS • TRENDS • SHOPPING • RESTAURANTS • DECOR • PRODUCTS • TIME SAVERS CUPPA-CONE #CoffeeInACone, a concept developed by Dayne Levinrad (owner of The Grind Coffee Company) and seen first in Joburg, has taken social media by storm! Born out of a desire to bring coffee drinkers something new, exciting and Instagrammable, this concept has been patented and is quickly spreading around the world to coffee shops eager to jump on the trend. If you can’t get coffee in a cone in your hometown, try your hand at making our take on cappuccino in a cone instead Serves 2 EASY 35 mins THE FLAVOUR COMBINATIONS 1 x 80g slab Cadbury Bournville Classic Dark Chocolate, finely chopped 2 waffle cones 1 x 80g slab Cadbury Dream White Chocolate, finely chopped 2 small prepared cappuccinos (warm, not hot) HOW…