That satisfying pop when you bite into an ice-cold grape or that gentle sip of red you take after a long working week, there’s something pretty special about these little round fruit that beautifully dots our country’s vineyards. But besides it’s aesthetics and ability to be turned into a beloved alcoholic beverage, we want to explore the wonderful ways in which we can cook with it. So, get your grapes and we’ll meet in the kitchen!
Tomorrow (1 March) marks the amazing Peanut Butter Lover’s (which we are!) Day. And what better way to celebrate than by tickling your brains and letting you in on a few PB secrets? Well, here goes:
Pesto is a favourite ingredient in my kitchen. I always have some on hand to add flavour to some of the blander dishes I take to work for lunch in my attempts to eat more healthily. It does absolute wonders for my go-to chicken, broccoli and brown rice. And with all the new options available, from red pepper pesto to sun-dried tomato and feta pesto, it is not only flavourful, but boasts a host of nutrients too. So since I love it so much, I thought I’d share a few quick-fire facts I know you’ll love, plus a few of our yummiest pesto recipes.
More than 40 000 types of rice are grown around the world. We sample some commonly available varieties in SA.
Beans, beans,the magical fruit… Okay, well, they’re not a fruit, but they sure are magical and we’d like to show you just how great, yummy and diverse they really are.
Eating food is pretty much the most predominant characteristic of a living being. Forget emotion or maternal instinct or self-preservation or a beating heart – everyone has to eat. Food is a part of pop culture (think Lady Gaga’s meat dress), food can be political (remember when Donald Trump was strategically photographed enjoying a taco bowl?), and food can also present us with moral dilemmas (the vegans know what I’m talking about). To honour the joyous necessity that is eating, we’ve rounded up some of the most bizarre eats from around the world. Bon appetit!
Hydrating and healthy, the humble jug of water has never tasted so good than with it’s infused with fruit, vegetables and herbs.
The sweet, juicy crunch of an apple evokes memories of lunch-box snacks and apple-pie-making. They are wonderful in both sweet and savoury dishes, adding a healthy and delicious touch to everyday and special-occasion dishes.
Making fantastic cocktails at home doesn’t require fancy tools or unheard-of ingredients.
When is comes to local flavour, South Africa is second to none. And with both the summer and festive season in full swing, we thought we’d put some of our favourites to good use … at the bar. We chatted to Luke Whearty from Outrage of Modesty to find out how.