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Food & Home Entertaining

Food & Home Entertaining October 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.

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in this issue

3 min.
health, hope and happiness

With October being my birthday month, I may well be biased in my love for it. On closer inspection, though, I’ve realised it’s about more than this. It’s the contrast of scorching summer sun baking the earth, which is then quenched by electric afternoon thunderstorms; the lilac ceilings of jacaranda blooms turning into carpets lining the streets upon such downpours; the way the South African bush is lush, green and becomes a nursery at this time of year, with all the precious newborn wildlife that abounds – and the fact that hope burns a little brighter and stronger in this month of breast cancer awareness. While the world of science continues to tirelessly research this dreaded condition in the hope of making medical breakthroughs, so too does the food and beverage…

2 min.
our contributors

ILLANIQUE VAN ASWEGEN Cape Town-based recipe developer, food stylist and photographer, Illanique compiles our regular feature, “In season”, along with photographer, Adel Ferreira. “After completing an intensive three-year chef and pâtisserie course at the acclaimed Institute of Culinary Arts (ICA), I ventured into the world of food media and have been in the industry for 10 years. I’m passionate about design and teaching, so lecturing Media Communications at ICA in Stellenbosch brings me great joy.” You have to try the rosy yoghurt panna cotta with rhubarb granita (page 52). I love the natural pink colour and tartness that is unique to fresh rhubarb. It’s a beautiful dessert for alfresco entertaining. HELEN GOH Helen has worked alongside Yotam Ottolenghi as a lead product developer for the past 10 years. The pair put together the much…

3 min.
dear food & home

CreativityON A PLATE WINNING LETTER F&HE is more than just inspiration for me; the magazine opens so many opportunities, especially since I’m employed in the restaurant industry as a chef. To my delight, I picked up the June 2017 issue, opened it on page 40, to be exact, and was instantly inspired! The beer, orange and spice caramel sauce recipe in the “Pimp your caramel” feature had me in the kitchen in no time. I used Citizen Alliance Amber Weiss beer instead of lager, as I felt it has a rather fruity, caramel flavour. The result was... out of this world! (It pairs incredibly well with doughnut puffs, as if it is the dessert of gods!) Then there’s the Parmesan and thyme crème brûlée from “3 with 1”, using Parmesan as a…

3 min.
trick or treat yo’self

This month, we have gobsmackingly great giveaways up for grabs on foodandhome.co.za. We’re giving you the chance to win one of three copies of 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver, valued at R430 each, or one of two copies of Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s Sweet, worth R520 each (get a sneak peek of this delectable cookbook on page 86). You could walk away with an awesome hamper too: one of two Exclusive Books cookbook “lucky packets” (valued at R1 250 each) or innovative top brand kitchenware from Edison Stone OXO, worth R2 500! We’re also giving away three Plush hampers, filled with household cleaning items, including their brand-new all purpose cream (each Plush prize is valued at R1 500). For these delightful surprises and so much…

2 min.
calling all foodies!

Take advantage of our subscription offer this month and never run low on inspiration! Keep abreast of our delicious recipes, hot kitchen tips and advice, features on favourite foodie idols, rising stars, local producers and the hottest new spots on the block. Plus, there are always amazing prizes to be won! The best way to ensure you don’t miss out on a single tasty morsel is by subscribing! As an added bonus, you’ll receive free early delivery of each issue every month. By taking out a subscription to F&HE, or renewing an existing one, you’ll also receive 35% off our cover price – meaning you pay only R23,40 per issue! we now offer GUARANTEED HAND DELIVERYof subscription copies to select suburbs in South Africa only AT NO EXTRA COST! To see if your…

2 min.
food bites

Trending: Poke cake CARAMEL, PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE What started out as a trend in 1970s American suburbia – then a boxed vanilla cake mix made as a tray bake, poked with holes and the holes filled with jello (or jelly here in SA), the jelly set, the top of the creation then spread with whipped cream and sliced into neat squares to serve. As we know, any good trend of yesteryear is bound to make a vintage revival – and, in this case, there’s good reason for our Pinterest feeds to be filled with poke cakes of all descriptions! Poking your cake (or brownies in this case) allows for extra deliciousness as the topping seeps into even more spaces and creates a “filling” for simple tray bakes Makes 25 –…