Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Edamame
Eaten across east Asia, but most popular in Japan, edamame beans are fresh, green baby soya beans, available from Woolworths and Asian markets. The name means “beans on a branch” and they’re most commonly consumed as a snack, in vegetable dishes, use
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Zorah’s Eid Pantry
BASMATI RICE Zorah relies heavily on Woolies’ white basmati rice; the nutty, fragrant long grains are the perfect vehicle for the varieties of curries on offer during the day. R53.99 BUTTER BISCUITS Whether home-made or bought from Woolies, these sw
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
How Would You Like That Done?
Rare: for dark red meat with some juices, cook for two-and-a-half minutes on each side. Medium rare: for pink meat with pink juices, cook for three-and-a-half minutes on each side. Medium: for pale pink meat, cook for four-and-a-half minutes on e
Woolworths TASTE6 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Dinner PLANS
Serves 4 EASY GREAT VALUE Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking: 25 minutes Woolworths cubed sweet potato 2 x 500 g packsgarlic 4 cloves, unpeeledolive oil 4 TWoolworths prepared ginger, garlic and chilli 1 cube of eachcoconut milk 1 x 400 ml can
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
More Tea?
Make a tea icing by infusing tea into hot milk (strain before use). For a sticky cake, make a tea syrup to pour over the cake just after removing it from the oven. Try a lemon-and-Earl Grey syrup poured over an Earl Grey-flavoured tea cake. ■
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
On Our Radar
Lockdown has seen a major surge in home cooks making their own pasta – and why not? It’s pretty easy once you’ve mastered a few tricks. TikTok is full of videos of fresh pasta being sliced, glossy golden eggs being stirred into flour, pasta dough bei
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
What’s Your Favourite Comfort Food?
“Squashing soft little pillows of gnocchi between tongue and palate makes me happy.” – Tharien Nel “It has to be something involving béchamel sauce. I ate gallons of the stuff as a child and it was the first thing my mom taught me to cook, so I cou
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Storm Rodger
I really like turmeric. It’s very grounding. When you boil it with ginger, cardamom, vanilla and cinnamon, it’s the most insanely beautiful sweet, earthy smell. We all want soya sauce in our life, but if you can’t handle soya, coconut liquid aminos
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Take An Elgin Meander
Opinion remains divided on which N2 farm stall makes the best pies, but if you haven’t yet joined the Peregrine versus Houw Hoek debate, now’s the time to enter the fray. Also, be prepared to eat, drink and shop until you drop at the Elgin Railway Ma
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lecture
Cool Facts
The Cape’s infamous  south-easter cools the vineyards and often brings cloud cover, blocking sunlight and slowing ripening of the grapes. The region has very cold  winters and rarely experiences summer temperatures over 30°C. Afternoon coastal breez
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
From Facebook
“My mum used to make me leftover roast lamb/chicken/roast beef and salad sandwiches. She would not allow Vegemite or peanut butter in the house. I was always swapping my lunches.” – Connie Miles “My mom Elna Coetzer made the BEST lunchboxes. Still c
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Soup Heroes
Top with Woolies’ Cheddar croutons. R59.99 Serve with Woolies’ olive ciabatta slices topped with grilled mozzarella. R59.99 Serve with Woolies’ seed-and-nut sprinkle and a dollop of crème fraîche. R59.99 Top with Woolies’ onion sprinkle. R5
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Win A Copy
Anna Jones, who started her career working with Jamie Oliver, is renowned for her focus on innovative vegetarian cooking. She wrote “The Modern Cook” column for The Guardian for several years, and One: Pot, Pan, Planet (HarperCollins, distributed in
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lecture
The New Sourdough
The latest lockdown trend? Home-made pasta might sound intimidating, but it’s actually a two-ingredient recipe that can be made with ingredients most of us have at home. PHOTOGRAPH JAN RAS PRODUCTION BIANCA STRYDOMFOOD ASSISTANT IRINJA BEKKER ■
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Comfort Zone
For this risotto, Café del Sol steers clear of standard arborio rice (which they feel can get stodgy quite quickly) in favour of top quality nano rice, which absorbs a little less liquid. The kicker for any mushroom risotto is, of course, the mushro
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Get The Best Of The Zest
Be wary with dairy. A squeeze of fresh citrus juice into a creamy sauce will add brightness, but add too much and the dairy will curdle. Don’t zest ahead. Zesting a lot of citrus is a lot of work, but don’t be tempted to do it in advance. The longer
Woolworths TASTE11 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Flavour ICONS
When asking this question, renowned food anthropologist and writer Anna Trapido inspired me to think about how validated we feel when we re-experience the tastes and smells from our childhoods. Her work reminds us how important it is for South Africa
Woolworths TASTE8 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Braise Your Game
Serves 4 EASY Preparation: 10 minutes Cooking: 45 minutes olive oil 3 Tfree-range skin-on chicken breasts 4 baby fennel 6 bulbs (or 1 large bulb cut into chunks)garlic 4 clovesthyme 1 sprigbay leaves 4butter 2 Tchicken stock 3 cupssea salt an
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureDiet & Nutrition
Woolworths Taste Tube
Catch Keletso Motau making this incredible confection on TASTETube on Sunday 16 May. The fastest way to make someone feel like a million bucks? Give them a bite of this outrageously good pud. Unlike a conventional millionaire’s shortbread, this one
Woolworths TASTE7 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Grain Check
“My daughter, Jann, lives in the US and shared this recipe for the simplest of cornbreads. Enjoy it with lots of butter and honey, she said. And I did.” Serves 8 EASY GREAT VALUE Preparation: 30 minutes Cooking: 20 minutes flour 125 gpolenta
Woolworths TASTE3 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Mother Tongue
One of the things I always do when introducing myself to people is mentioning that I was born and raised in Soweto. Growing up in South Africa’s largest and most vibrant township was a mixture of school, playing in the street or in the nearby veld, w
Woolworths TASTE4 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Stock Of Ages
Cooking and sharing food is my personal love language, and preparing African food is a deeply gratifying and nurturing process, passed down by the now late women elders of my family, who guarded their kitchen time together fiercely. As a child, young
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lecture
Liquid Brunch
BRUNCH WINES FOR YOUR CELLAR: Krone Night Nectar Cap Classique, R159.99; Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc, R124.99; Villiera Chenin Blanc, R64.99; Pierre Jourdan Belle Rosé Cap Classique, R149.99; Ken Forrester Grenache, R79.99; Luxury Astoria Prosecco DOC
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Smart Swap
Use almond or oat milk to replace the coconut cream. To jazz up the pudding, pour the mixture into a greased pudding dish and make a batch of the queen of pudding’s meringue topping (see p 82). Spoon the meringue over the sago with some marmalade or
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Honorable Mentions
Metro Organics: Stock up on Gillian and Graham Clack’s organic veggies at Noordhoek Farm Village. @metroorganics Peach Pip Farm Stall and Deli at Rodgers: Go for the artisanal cheeses, breads, grains and rare spices, and linger over coffee at Michel
Woolworths TASTE3 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Tea Highs
The former food stylist responsible for the visual language of Woolworths foods, and co-founder and contributor to TASTE, has been the creative force behind Babylonstoren’s food offering since the farm opened. She has also won numerous international
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Candied Citrus Zest
Prepare the citrus zest by cutting big pieces of rind off the fruit; you can use lemons, ClemenGolds, naartjies or oranges. Remove the pith as it’s bitter and won’t dry out well. Make a 1:1 sugar syrup, bring to a boil and add the rind. Cook in the s
Woolworths TASTE5 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
PRACTICE MAKES Perfect
“This method works perfectly every time, both on the braai or stovetop.” Serves 4 EASY Preparation: 10 minutes, plus 2 hours’ drying time Cooking: 5–10 minutes Woolworths T-bone steaks 4Woolworths duck fat, butter or ghee 2–3 Tgarlic butte
Woolworths TASTE6 min de lectureCooking, Food & Wine
Pucker Up!
Makes 12 EASY GREAT VALUE Preparation: 5 minutes Baking: 25 minutes Woolworths frozen puff pastry 2 x 250 g sheets, thawedcondensed milk 1 x 385 g canlemon juice 4 Ticing sugar, for dusting 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C. Cut each pastry shee
Woolworths TASTE4 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Going South
Before opening Aegir Brewery with his wife Carey in 2015, Rory Lancellas spent more than six years learning everything there is to know about making beer in breweries in New Zealand and Scotland. The micro-brewery produces ten different unfiltered, u
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