Archive - 2011


December 7th

Jamie's Great Britain: your free recipe

This entry was posted on 07 December 2011.

Jamie Oliver's newest book is called Jamie's Great Britain and it celebrates all that's beautiful about his homeland and its bountiful produce. Jamie himself describes it as "Full of comfort food and food that's like a big old hug" (we all could all do with a hug now and then). We hope the recipe below gives you a taste for the rest of the gorgeous meals inside...enjoy!

November 16th

Got Cabin Fever?

This entry was posted on 16 November 2011.

This month, everyone’s favourite Wimpy Kid, Greg Heffley, is back in the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever. The sixth book in this bestselling series releases worldwide on 16 November and you can check out the official book trailer here!

Jeff Kinney, Greg’s creator, even made a video especially for his South African fans, so take a look and see what’s in store for Greg and the Heffleys.

And you can also see Jeff virtually live in your school, library or home on 2 December! Register here to find out all the details.

A message from John van de Ruit about Spud 4

This entry was posted on 16 November 2011.

To those who aren't appalled at the thought of another Spud book coming, I bring you good news. There is another Spud book coming. When I say coming, I don't mean coming coming, but rather as a euphemism for "in due course" or "languidly anon."  I have noticed that a number of you have voiced your heartfelt derision at the length of time it has taken for the 4th and final Spud book to emerge. I agree August 2012 sounds like an eternity to wait for publication, but it isn't as long as many of you are making out.

Justin Bonello Cooks...for Friends

This entry was posted on 16 November 2011.

South Africa’s favourite bush cook will be on tour in November, promoting his new book Justin Bonello Cooks…for Friends.

In this book, Justin returns to doing what he does best: rustling up delicious meals, surrounding himself with close friends, and creating wonderful food memories for life.

Try your hand at Biltong, Leek and Asparagus Quiche (as a quick snack maybe?) or whip up Peppercorn Ostrich Fillet and Messy Chocolate & Berry Pie for a dinner party (and impress your friends).

September 30th

Exclusive extract from Morgan Tsvangirai’s new book

This entry was posted on 30 September 2011.

Morgan Tsvangirai: At the Deep End is the story of a man who through everything he has endured has remained committed to working for peace and democracy for all in his country, and in the process become a beacon of hope for a beleaguered nation.

Read below for an exclusive extract from the book, as Prime Minister Tsvangirai speaks openly about dealing with the Mugabe regime:

Win a copy of Surfer’s Code

This entry was posted on 30 September 2011.

‘Over the last 37 years, I have travelled and surfed many of the world’s best waves and have surfed with many of the world’s greatest surfers. Some very special surfers have a unique connection with the ocean and a sense of how they fit into the universe. I have taken pieces of wisdom from these surfers, and other people, and have used them throughout my surfing life.’  – Shaun Tomson