Local-born chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s eatery, JAN, in Nice, France, was recently awarded a Michelin Star for its exquisite food. Now his latest book, JAN: A Breath of French Air, brings a bit of French fine dining to South Africa, with easy-to-follow recipes and home-grown ingredients, making this sometimes intimidating style of cooking attainable for the everyday cook. With breathtaking photography
to keep you motivated, Jan teaches you how to bake bread the way the French do, and how to make vegetable bouillon, pork terrine, spicy pear and saffron tarte Tatin, and a stunning milk-tart croquembouche.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Baked trout provençale
Pork chops with whiskey-soaked figs
Naartjie panna cotta with white chocolate rocks
Photography: © Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen 2016