Food & Wine
Food & Home Entertaining

Food & Home Entertaining October 2018

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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3 min.
reader event

Kick-start your end-of-year festivities with an unforgettable night out. Join us for a delightful evening of scrumptious food, quality wine and exceptionally good company. This November, we’re going to explore the culinary treasures of Melrose Arch, one bite at a time. So, come with us and enjoy a welcome drink, starter, main course and dessert, along with perfectly paired wines at four different restaurants. If Johannesburg is the gold crown of South Africa, then Melrose Arch is undoubtedly one of the prize jewels in the centre. A city within a city, Melrose Arch is a place like no other – a sophisticated, modern environment that captures the spirit of Europe’s grand piazzas and pavement cafés while embracing the warmth and friendliness of Africa. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, Melrose Arch…

2 min.
piece by piece

While recently doing an online trawl through a list of national food days in America, I was incredulous at the extent of it. From Ranch Dressing Day to Ice-Cream Pie Day, you name it, you’ve got it. And while I admit I chuckled at quite a few of the tributes, it was at the same time endearing to see toppings, trimmings, side dishes and sauces each getting their own day to shine, along with time-honoured foreign treasures like Welsh rarebit and English toffee. Former US President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jimmy Carter once said of his nation: “We have become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.” I’ve always been partial to this quote because, while I appreciate the term melting pot, its very name suggests fusion, merging and blending…

1 min.
we’re listening...

winning letter inspired TO CHANGE Food & Home Entertaining has been a great source of inspiration for me and, with each passing issue, my passion for food continues to grow immensely. Currently in my fifth year of studying psychology, I’m thinking I may have taken the wrong path… but the idea of starting over is absolutely terrifying! However, the August 2018 issue of F&HE struck a chord with me. I have so much admiration for the trio of women featured in the “Queens of Cuisine” story, as each of them turned their culinary dreams into a reality while living out their passions. I believe it takes a lot of bravery and courage – as well as faith in yourself – to do this and, although it is difficult to take the plunge…

1 min.
cover recipe

THAI COCONUT NOODLE SOUP Serves 2 EASY 30 mins WHAT YOU NEED 15ml (1 tbsp) canola oil 1 onion, peeled and finely sliced 80g red curry paste 400ml coconut milk 250ml (1 cup) vegetable stock 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into rounds 200g udon noodles 14g (1 tbsp) salted butter 200g shimeji mushrooms 2 red spring onions, peeled and finely sliced 25g pomegranate rubies 6 sugar snap peas, split in half microherbs, to garnish HOW TO DO IT 1 Heat the canola oil in a medium pot. Add the finely sliced onion and fry over medium heat until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the red curry paste and fry for another 2 minutes. 2 Lower the heat and add the coconut milk, vegetable stock and sweet potato rounds. Simmer over low heat…

2 min.
books for cooks

Just Add Rice – Stories and Recipes by a Taiwanese South African by Ming-Cheau Lin (Quivertree Publications, R375) A beautiful tribute to her East Asian heritage, Ming-Cheau has taken the traditional cuisine of her people to new heights. Hard to believe this is her first printed publication – Ming-Cheau has a food blog, Butterfingers.co.za, which she started in 2010 – Just Add Rice is the ultimate collection of Taiwanese food and drink. Every recipe is accompanied by a snippet that tells of its inspiration and significance to the author; add to that the Taiwanese translation for each dish’s name and classically styled imagery, and you get a glimpse of what Ming-Cheau knew home-cooking to be during her early childhood years. Cherish – Food to make for the people you love by Anne…

3 min.
let’s get shopping

A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ON THE GO Good Heart’s selection of better-for-you chips include Coconut (R24,95 for 20g), Brown Rice (R11,95 for 25g) and Fruit (R24,95 for 20g) variants that are lightweight and high in fibre. Available in different flavours, these ranges are also non-GMO and gluten free. Moreover, they contain no preservatives. Available at Dis-Chem, Clicks, Wellness Warehouse, Engen garages and independent stores. Visit goodheartfoods.co.za for more infomation. PURE INDULGENCE Shake things up with Clover’s Super M Chocolate Medium Fat Milk. A satisfying and deliciously creamy drink, Super M can be enjoyed both piping hot or ice cold. Available in four flavours (Chocolate, Cream Soda, Strawberry and Banana), it comes in a 1L bottle for a recommended retail price of R29,99 at leading supermarkets nationwide. Visit clover.co.za for more product information. NATURALLY TASTY Are you…