Food & Wine
Food & Home Entertaining

Food & Home Entertaining February 2019

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.

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2 min.
romancing the stove

They say we often don’t see what’s staring us in the face. This was certainly true when I was reminiscing the other day about the most meaningful romances of my life. In thinking about these often complex and colourful experiences, I came to the realisation – with a nostalgic tear here and a self-reprimanding head shake there – that I clearly didn’t have a particular “type” when it came to (sometimes unsuitable) suitors and that, like the famous poem says, there really is “a reason, season and lifetime” when it comes to affairs of the heart. At the time of having this moment of reflection, I was in my favourite space in the world: my kitchen, where – in the midst of tasting my beef short-rib ragù gently bubbling away on…

1 min.
cook’s tip

HOW TO TEMPER CHOCOLATE 1 Finely chop the chocolate (the larger the pieces, the longer it will take). 2 Place ⅔ of the chocolate in a microwave-safe, plastic (not glass) bowl and microwave on the defrost setting until it reaches 40°C on a sugar thermometer (it should nearly be melted yet still chunky). Remove from microwave and stir until all of the chocolate has melted. 3 Add the reserved chopped chocolate, give it a stir and allow it to melt, undisturbed, for a few minutes. Check the temperature of the chocolate until it reaches 26°C. 4 Once it’s cooled to the correct temperature, briefly microwave the chocolate until it reaches 28°C. 5 Your chocolate is now tempered and ready to be used.…

3 min.
cover recipe

CARAMELISED WHITE CHOCOLATE AND CARDAMOM CHEESECAKE Serves 10 – 12 A LITTLE EFFORT 1 hr + 2 – 3 hrs, to set WHAT YOU NEED CARAMELISED WHITE CHOCOLATE 350g good-quality white chocolate, finely chopped 1 – 2 tbsp vegetable oil + extra, to grease pinch salt CRUST 200g amaretti biscuits (find at faithful-to-nature.co.za or yuppiechef.com)50g salted butter, melted FILLING 600g full-fat cream cheese, at room temperature 225ml crème fraîche, at room temperature 135g castor sugar 30g cake flour 3 large eggs, at room temperature 150g caramelised white chocolate (from above) + remaining 200g, for the chocolate curls pinch ground cardamom zest of 1 lemon 1 x A4 acetate/transparent sheet (find at your nearest stationery shop) kitchen string HOW TO DO IT 1 For the caramelised white chocolate, preheat the oven to 120°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. 2…

2 min.
we’re listening...

winning letter tasting NOSTALGIA I’ll never forget my friend’s reaction when she walked into our home while I was making a pot roast one day. “It smells just like my grandmother’s house!” she exclaimed. “Teach me how to make it, please.” This made me realise that the sight, smell and taste of food can evoke such powerful and happy thoughts by transporting us back to our grandparents’ homes, reminding us of the good times we’ve had with friends or helping us remember those special holidays we’ve been on. Although we might also recall some of the hard times we went through, the smell of a certain dish (no matter how humble) can bring back a flood of good memories. What a responsibility we have then – in this age of fast, ready-made…

1 min.

NEXT MONTH’S WINNING LETTER WRITER WILL RECEIVE A DIANA CARMICHAEL BREADBOARD AND KNIFE SET, VALUED AT R3 420, FROM THE CHEETAH AFRICA COLLECTION! Diana Carmichael’s range of designer tableware draws inspiration from life in Africa. Greatly influenced by the forms and textures of this extraordinary continent, each piece captures the elusive spirit of our beloved homeland. Hand-finished with the greatest attention to detail and quality, Diana Carmichael’s creations are functional works of art. For more information, visit dianacarmichael.net.…

3 min.
spread the love

SOMETHING SAUCY Take your dinner to a whole new level with Sauce Delight, Lancewood’s latest innovation. A range of tasty sauces that will enhance any meal, these little lifesavers only need to be heated up before serving. All dairy-based, the range comprises three mouth-watering flavours – Cheese, Mushroom and Pepper – which are made with real cream. Available at leading retailers for a recommended retail price of R29,99 per 250ml. Visit lancewood.co.za for more product information. THE COOL KIDS Looking for a good way to keep your little one hydrated this summer? Clover Nutrikids Juice is a great choice! A ready-to-drink juice that doesn’t require any diluting, Clover Nutrikids Juice is a great source of vitamins. Available in three yummy flavours – Mixed Berries, Apple & Pear Nectar, and Nectar with Rooibos –…