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Food & Home Entertaining

Food & Home Entertaining December 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.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Caxton Magazines
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1 min.
our contributors

CELEBRITY CHEF AND CULINARY CONSULTANT TJAART WALRAVEN LIVES IN CAPE TOWN. AN EASY-GOING GUY, HE ENJOYS PUTTING UP THE CHRISTMAS TREE, DECORATING THE HOUSE, AS WELL AS PLANNING THE MENU AND SOCIAL GUEST LIST.WE FEATURE FOUR FABULOUS RECIPES FROM HIS DEBUT COOKBOOK, SUMMER FOOD, ON PAGE 88. JOHANNESBURG-BASED FREELANCE WRITER AND COPY EDITOR BELINDA DOS SANTOS IS A RETURNING CONTRIBUTOR TO F&HE. GRATEFUL FOR THE LITTLE JOYS OF LIFE LIKE A GOOD BOOK, QUIET HOUR AND A GLASS OF BUBBLY, SHE COPY-EDITED MOST OF OUR EDITORIAL FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE AND COMPILED OUR PETS’ POZZIE (PAGE 54) AND TRIVIA (PAGE 106) ARTICLES. ONE RITUAL I FOLLOW ON CHRISTMAS DAY IS to always have a mince pie before anything else! HAVING MY RECIPES FEATURED IN F&HE gets me all excited. I believe that the…

2 min.
cover recipe

“PULL UP A CHAIR. TAKE A TASTE . COME JOIN US. LIFE IS SO ENDLESSLY DELICIOUS .”RUTH REICHL MAPLE-BUTTER DUCK WITH SAGE-ROASTED CHERRIES Don’t pit the cherries if you want them to retain their shape Serves 6 – 8 EASY 1 hr 30 mins WHAT YOU NEED DUCK 2kg duck, fully defrosted if frozen1 onion, peeled and quartered handful fresh thyme sprigs5 garlic cloves, peeled50g soft butter mixed with2 tbsp maple syrup7,5ml Chinese five-spice salt, to taste SAGE-ROASTED CHERRIES 500g fresh cherriessmall handful fresh sage leaves, choppedolive oil, to drizzle1 head garlic, halvedfried sage leaves, to garnish (optional) HOW TO DO IT 1 For the duck, preheat the oven to 220°C. Place the duck in a roasting dish. Remove the wing tips, then stuff the cavity with the onion quarters, thyme and 5 garlic cloves. Rub the skin with…

1 min.
we’re listening...

winning letter SWEET success Every Christmas, we go to our holiday house in Arniston, where about 30 family members gather. With such a big group of us, feeding everyone at Christmas lunch can be a challenge. However – being on dessert duty – I turn to the luxury Christmas cake with macadamia and cranberry honey praline in the November 2006 issue of Food & Home Entertaining . I love fruit cake with lots of luxury fruits like cherries, glacé ginger and a variety of nuts, which is what this cake offers. Additionally, when making the cake, I no longer have to worry about checking on chocolate fondants in the oven or fighting over kitchen space to bake it quickly – I follow the cook’s tip to make the cake in advance! I…

1 min.
win!

EMAIL F&HE AT FOODHOME@ CAXTON.CO.ZA AND SHARE YOUR FOOD EXPERIENCES. F&HE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EDIT LETTERS AND AWARD PRIZES BASED ON MERIT. If you’re bold and adventurous when it comes to cooking, Grills of Japan products are made for you! Exquisitely crafted, these portable table grills are built from diatomaceous earth, which is millions of years old. Using charcoal, the grills make cooking fun and bring live food theatre straight to the heart of your home. The Japanese have been cooking food this way for thousands of years and South Africans can now enjoy this exciting culinary experience too! Visit grillsofjapan.com for more product information.…

2 min.
wrap it up

ASIAN-STYLE DUCK PANCAKES WITH CRUNCHY COLESLAW Makes 4 pancakes EASY 40 mins WHAT YOU NEED 2 duck breasts, skin onsalt and freshly groundblack pepper, to taste PANCAKES 2 eggs250ml (1 cup) milk80g cake flournon-stick cooking spray COLESLAW ¼ red cabbage, thinly sliced1 carrot, thinly sliced¼ cucumber, thinly sliced4 bok choi, thinly sliced2 tbsp Knorr FrenchVinaigrette Salad Dressing fresh baby salad leaves of your choice, to garnish handful toasted sesame seeds, to garnish60ml (¼ cup) hoisin sauce HOW TO DO IT 1 Place the duck breasts skin side down in a cold pan and slowly render the fat on low heat. When the fat begins to collect in the pan, remove it (reserving the duck fat for later use) and continue frying until the skin is golden brown and crispy, 15 – 20 minutes. Turn the breasts over, season with…

4 min.
eat up!

GO WITH THE FLOW Give your food a rich and creamy taste with Clover Butro Oil. A sunflower oil and butter blend, Butro Oil brings the luxurious taste of Butro we have all grown to love to your food. Now you can have this great taste in your cooking, frying and baking. With a long shelf life of 180 days, the product offers you convenience as you do not have to worry about refrigerating it. A halaal and kosher-certified item, Butro Oil comes in a 750ml bottle for R89,99 at leading supermarkets. Visit clover.co.za to learn more. SIMPLE PLEASURES Looking for a cheese that offers good quality and value for money? Then Clover’s Plain Feta is for you. Produced using the highest quality food standards and voted SA Champion 2019 at the SA Dairy…