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THREE STRUIK LIFESTYLE BOOKS HONOURED AT GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS
20 June 2016
Struik Lifestyle, an imprint of Penguin Random House, has had three titles listed amongst the ‘Best in the World’ at the recent Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau and every year they honour the best food and wine books. A total of 209 countries participated in...
In the kitchen with Cariema Isaacs
22 April 2016
  1. My first food memory is…the smell of warm aromatic spices when koesisters are being fried on a Sunday morning in Bo-Kaap. The koesisters are then dunked in glistening sugar syrup and sprinkled with beautiful snow white flakes of desiccated coconut. 2. My top tips for home cooks are…“Anything done in love,...
Tips for positive meal times
07 March 2016
Monique le Roux Forslund, author of Healthy Food for a Healthy Baby, gives seven tips for positive meal times. Include baby in family meal times, let baby sit with at the table and also taste foods and find out about the world ‘out there’. Make sure there is something to occupy your young one with once he or she...
In the kitchen with Zola Nene
22 February 2016
1. My first food memory is… Crushing green mealies with my grandmother to make steamed mealie bread. 2. My top tips for home cooks are… Keep your knives sharp. Don't be so hard on yourself - if a recipe doesn't quite work out the first time you make it, give it another go because practice makes perfect! 3. The one utensil...
In the kitchen with Sarah Graham
26 January 2016
  1. My first food memory is… There are a lot, but one is my mother collecting waterblommetjies from a pond in her gumboots near Hermanus where we were living at the time. Another is my Gran's shortbread, I've still never tasted anything like it.  2. My top tips for home cooks are… Just go for it! Throw...

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