Modern life is all about the rush of work, family, friends – and social media! Here is our selection of handy tips from our favourite foodie Instagram accounts. These nifty hacks will make things a little easier in the kitchen.
You may have noticed the increasing use of the adjective ‘gourmet’ on the menu of just about any restaurant you walk into. From pizzas to burgers, to the humble ol’ sandwich, they all seem to get spruced up by slapping this promising label on to the menu description. But does this wordy addition have any actual bearing on what you’re eating?
As children, we all once sat on a high chair, with a brightly-coloured spoon in hand and a big bowl of something yummy on the table before us. Quite suddenly, adulthood beckoned and our spoon was replaced with a knife and fork, while our inviting bowl was exchanged for the more sophisticated dinner plate. We’re delighted to share that the bowl-food trend is making a defiant – and fun – comeback. From smoothie bowls to Buddha bowls, the bowl has returned in all its former glory. We suggest you update your crockery cupboard, because if it can fit in a bowl, it should go in a bowl!
Throw together restaurant-quality dishes in your own kitchen with the help of the inaugural JHP Gourmet Guide.
Pearl Oliver had always wanted to be a doctor. Despite her interest in medicine, life had other plans. While waitressing at Catharina’s restaurant in Cape Town, Pearl’s manager handed her a glass of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve. She took a sip – and the rest is history. Now a sommelier at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel’s Planet Restaurant, and in her 10th year of studying the world of wine, she shares some of her knowledge.
Ever since MK editor Heather wrote a blog post about her surprisingly healthy habit of eating chocolate cake for breakfast (and shared an amazing chocolate cake recipe, which you can find here), I have been wondering whether this brekkie trend is as good as it sounds. Eating chocolate for breakfast seems more like an early Christmas gift than something that’s part of a health-conscious daily routine. Surprisingly, our favourite super snack has more health benefits than you’d think.
We have good news for all the low-carb lovers out there – South Africa’s biggest sandwich franchise, The Sandwich Baron, has recently revealed an additional Banting-friendly menu! Co-founder Sally J’Arlette-Joy felt the health benefits she experienced from following the wildly popular diet needed to be shared with the broader public. And so, the inspiration for a takeaway Banting option at… Read more →
Confession time: I’m not the biggest fan of food trends. I think food is best when left out of the trend scope and kept simple, yet delicious. Hey, that’s just me. But when the UK’s Independent announced a food trend on the horizon for 2016, it got my attention…
Ever wondered what other people tuck into when they need a little comfort food in their lives?