Food & Wine
Food & Home Entertaining

Food & Home Entertaining December 2016

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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12 Issues

In this issue

1 min.
our contributors

SARAH DALL RECIPE DEVELOPER AND STYLIST I’m a recipe developer, food stylist and cookbook author. I love the creativity of my job – it encapsulates almost everything I enjoy. Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. Family means so much to me and to have everyone together is something to treasure. However, a big family means a lot of mouths to be fed! Try to keep Christmas lunch simple. A cold meal is always best. Almost everything can be prepared in the days leading up to the big day. Don’t try and do it all. Split the meal up among the family – that’s what they’re there for. GINA WALDMAN-BALKIND ARTIST AND STYLIST I am a freelancer in the creative industry and the reason I love my job is that every day…

3 min.
dear food & home

SIMON SAYS! Thank you for such a colourful, fresh and engaging magazine. I wanted to share with you the “unorthodox” story of my wonderful husband, the man of the house, Simon Good – not only father to our two small sons, but local “foodie” and devoted resident cook too... Every night, our meals are carefully planned and prepared by our personal executive chef, Chef Simon. He has taught me the basics of food and ingredient preparation, as it’s not my strong point and because he has much more patience than I do. Traditionally, it has always been the woman in the kitchen – however, seeing that I could literally burn water and my cooking skills are so poor, we decided as a couple that Simon would be the home chef. And he…

1 min.

NEXT MONTH’S WINNING LETTER WILL RECEIVE THIS POCKETABLE POWERSHOT S200 FROM CANON, WORTH R3 399. The PowerShot S200 delivers stunning image quality and easy access to manual settings in a modern, pocketable design – with a host of creative features for those seeking their next step in photography. Combining an ultra-wide angle bright f/2.0 lens, a higher-sensitivity 10.1 Megapixel CCD sensor and a PureColor II G screen with a tempered-glass layer, the PowerShot S200 lets you capture the moments meant to last a lifetime and relive the experiences again and again with high-quality images. Share your favourite shots on social networks with its integrated Wi-Fi or conveniently back up your images to cloud services, including Flickr and Google Drive. Efiail F&HE at foodhofie@caxton.co.zaand share your food experiences. F&HE reserves the right to…

3 min.
menu suggestions

EACH MONTH, THE F&HE TEAM PICK THEIR FAVOURITE DISHES FROM THE ISSUE AND OFFER SOME INSPIRED MENU OPTIONS FOR YOU TO RECREATE AT HOME AND ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS – AND A LAID-BACK ONE AT THAT! THIS FESTIVE SEASON, WE’RE ALL FOR FUSS-FREE ENTERTAINING, SO WE’VE COMPILED A FEW SMASHING COLLECTIONS TO GET YOU GOING IN THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE MAIN EVENT – WE WILL HAVE NO FRAZZLED HOSTS! MAKE-AHEAD FEAST Slow-roasted pork neck with star anise, orange and chilli, and smashed baby potatoes PAGE 87 Truffle and Parmesan cauliflower mash with fresh figs PAGE 50 Whole roasted tomatoes stuffed with pecan nuts and goat’s cheese PAGE 85 Gingerbread waffle ice-cream sandwiches with eggnog ice cream and maple syrup PAGE 92 CLAIRE “This year, we’ll be minimising stress by making as much as possible…

2 min.
top tips for a show-stopping, stress-free festive feast

sharing BOARDS INSTEAD OF PLATED STARTERS, PREPARE LARGE SHARING BOARDS FOR PEOPLE TO PICK AT WHILE HAVING DRINKS. PREPARE AHEAD Try to do as much as possible in advance – make all sauces and dressings two to three days ahead and prepare roasts in their casserole dishes two days before, ready to be popped in the oven to roast away. FOR A CASUAL FEEL, SERVE YOUR ROAST IN ITS CASSEROLE DISH OR YOUR POTATOES IN THE ROASTING TRAY THEY WERE COOKED IN – THIS WILL ALSO SAVE YOU TIME AND MEANS LESS WASHING UP TO DO! The secret to being cool, calm, and collected –and having time to enjoy the company of your guests – is to do all you can ahead of time. All the prep you’ve done in advance will be worth it…

4 min.
cover dish

White chocolate and ginger baked cheesecake with caramel and golden berries “ONE OF THE MOST glorious messes in the world is the mess created in THE LIVING ROOM ON CHRISTMAS DAY. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” ANDY ROONEY An indulgent baked cheesecake that’s a delicious, sweet end to a Christmas meal. To make your life a little easier on the day, set some time aside to bake this cheesecake up to 3 days ahead, and store in the fridge, wrapped in cling film – without removing it from the cake tin. The texture of the cheesecake is silky smooth. This is thanks to baking it in a water bath – which sounds daunting, but really isn’t! You really must wrap the tin twice in heavy-duty foil, though Serves 8 – 10 A…