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Patriots & Parasites, completed just days before Smuts’s unexpected death in 2016, is her account of the momentous period known as the Transition Era, through the lens of her 25-year career as a key opposition MP and a respected legislator.
With ambitious breadth and rare insight, she examines:
Reuben At Home offers readers a glimpse into the life and loves of Reuben Riffel when heís not cooking in restaurant kitchens, when heís not running successful restaurants and when heís not behind the TV cameras. This is a personal, honest account of how Reuben feels about food and the way in which he chooses to feed his family and friends in his own home.
It is an unpretentious, accessible, heartfelt recipe book aimed at those wanting to know more about their favourite chef as well as those wanting to cook delicious wholesome food for their families. These recipes, all created by Reuben, were inspired by his memories of happy family meals as well childhood-remembered flavour favourites.
These are tastes he remembers from his past and which he now chooses to share with those he loves.
My Low Carb Kitchen is an easy, accessible, step-by-step guide to living a low-carb lifestyle. It tells you which foods to eliminate, and which to include, to be healthy and full of energy.
With over 50 mouthwatering recipes, weekly meal plans and shopping lists, you will be organised in no time. My Low Carb Kitchen tells you all about:
My Portuguese Feast is filled with nostalgia and delicious recipes for the everyday to weekend feasting and special-occasions, accompanied by Mimi’s wisdom, personal stories and culinary advice.
Packed with delicious dishes, you’ll find out how to make the best prego rolls, prawn rissoles, classic custard tarts and one of Mimi’s favourite childhood treats, chocolate salami. Recipes are also inspired by Mimi’s travels around the world and will provide many a culinary thrill. These include a very special Argentinian steak, a moreish Mozambican chicken curry and – in true Mimi style – several decadent desserts.
Mimi Jardim, doyenne of Portuguese South African cooking, chef extraordinaire, author of the bestselling ‘Cooking the Portuguese Way’ and head of Jardim’s Cookery School.
67 of South Africa's finest cooks, chefs, gardeners, bakers, farmers, foragers and local food heroes let us into their homes - and their hearts - as they share the recipes they make for the people they love.
Each recipe is accompanied by stunning original photography that captures the essence of our beautiful country.
Featuring over 130 recipes, from tried and true classics to contemporary fare, The Great South African Cookbook showcases the diversity and creativity of South Africa's vibrant, unique food culture.
Colouring books for adults are one of the world’s top leisure (and book-publishing) trends. Quivertree’s unique, all-South African colouring book is beautifully drawn by up-and-coming young SA illustrator Mieke van der Merwe, and enables its interactive users to feed their imaginations with quality creative time.
With intricate illustrations ranging from proteas and fynbos to the Joburg skyline, the Big Five and the Bo-Kaap, this book will help you take a fresh and inspiring new look at the beauty of our diverse – and unique – country.
It took 15 years to fully restore the impressive Ch‚teau de la Creuzette to her former glory. She continues to rest in her shaded park, surrounded by centuries-old trees, and welcomes her expectant guests with open arms.
The highly successful Festive France caused great excitement among Francophiles, who loved the stories and delicious recipes from the French countryside. Now, the wealth of culinary delights that emerge from the new summer kitchen at La Creuzette are enough to make any gourmand’s mouth water. Apart from the almost 90 new recipes, which the authors have categorised according to five (yes, five!) seasons, there is an additional Crookbook in which the two hosts share their easy shortcut recipes and tips – how to conjure and connive when immediate action is needed. Here, every meal is transformed into a feast. Take a seat a beautifully set table and drink from fine crystal.
The Story of a House is not only two cookbooks in one, but also a richly adorned reading book that traces the history of a manor house and follows the story of its people. Come inside, the doors are open…
Na 15 jaar is die imposante Ch‚teau de la Creuzette in aar volle glorie gerestoureer. Sy sit in haar skaduryke park omring deur eeu oue bome waar sy afwagtende besoekers steeds met oop arms ontvang.
Die suksesvolle Feestelike Frankryk het Fransgesinde lesers gaande gehad met stories en smaaklike resepte uit die Franse platteland. Uit La Creuzette se nuwe somerkombuis vloei daar nou ’n magdom kulinÍre heerlikhede wat elke kosliefhebber se mond sal laat water. Buiten die bykans 90 nuwe resepte wat die skrywers in vyf seisoene verdeel (ja vyf!) is daar ’n Kroekboek bygevoeg waarin die twee gashere hul maklike kortpadresepte en wenke met lesers deel – hoe om in die kombuis te kul en te konkel as die kalf in die put is. Hier word elke maaltyd ’n feesmaal.
Dek ’n mooi tafel en skink in kristal. Die storie van ’n Huis is dus nie slegs twee kookboeke in een nie, maar dis ook ’n ryklik versierde leesboek wat die verhaal en die geskiedenis van ’n herehuis en sy mense kleurvol naloop. Kom binne, die deure staan oop ...
When working mother Vickie De Beer’s life changed forever, she and leading paediatric dietician Kath Megaw set about The Low-Carb Solution for Diabetics – and, in the process, developed an arsenal of the most effective systems and day-to-day strategies for practically dealing with diabetes.
Part emotive journey, part cookbook and part medical reference, and all bundled up in the care and love of devoted parents, The Low-Carb Solution for Diabetics is the fruit of their combined findings – at once personal and professional, and essential reading that effectively ‘closes the gap’ for families coping with diabetes. Underpinned by the knowledge that time is one of today’s most precious commodities, Vickie’s meals are simple to shop for, effortless to prepare and, above all, packed with all the essential nutrients growing bodies and minds need for optimal health.
Grouped seasonally and covering all days of the week, from Monday through Sunday (and not forgetting, sauces, treats and drinks), The Low-Carb Solution for Diabetics offers a wide array of choices for every meal of the day and to satisfy all those hunger pangs in between – a happy solution for both busy moms and even busier kids!
"For a couple of months in the near perfect summer of 1990/1991, Jacob Zuma came to stay in my house in Norwood, Johannesburg… Twenty five years later, my former house guest has all but morally bankrupted Nelson Mandela's ruling African National Congress. President Zuma's vision-free leadership, corrupt personal behaviour and attempts to use his political power to distort the judicial system render him no better than Italy's corrupt bunga-bunga partying ex-prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi."
So begins God, Spies And Lies, the most explosive insider’s account since Mandela came to power, a never-before-seen insider’s account of how South Africa got here -- and how things went wrong. It takes you into the room with Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, into the Oval Office of the US President and the British Prime Minister’s Chequers country estate, as the fate of southern Africa was being set before and after 1994.
Among its revelations are:
John Matisonn has had a bird’s eye view of South Africa’s progress through apartheid and democracy. As a political correspondent, foreign correspondent and one of the pioneers of democratic South Africa’s free broadcasting environment, he interacted with every ANC leader since Oliver Tambo and every government leader from John Vorster to Jacob Zuma. Now for the first time this seasoned and erudite insider reveals the secrets of a 40 year career observing the politicians, their spies and the journalists who wrote about them. As a patriot, he argues that the way to a better future can be found through an unvarnished examination of the past.
It has been 21 years since the dawn of democracy in South Africa. To mark the "coming of age" of the nation, Melanie Verwoerd and Sonwabiso Ngcowa travelled across South Africa collecting the life stories of people born in 1994.
These "born frees" relate their personal journeys, dreams and hopes for the future of the country. The brutally honest voices of these 21-year-olds, challenging and disturbing, as well as funny and hopeful, give an invaluable insight into modern day South Africa.
Met onmisbare staatmakerresepte uit die wenner van die 2015 “Sunday Times Cookbook of the Year Award”, The Low Carb Solutions for Diabetics, plus talle nuwe resepte wat jou lewe sal verander. My Low Carb-Kombuis is ’n maklike, toeganklike stap-vir-stap-gids tot ’n laekoolhidraat-lewenstyl. Dit verskaf riglyne oor watter kos om uit jou dieet te sny en wat om in te sluit vir optimale gesondheid en hope energie.
Met meer as 50 watertandresepte, weeklikse maaltydplanne en inkopielyste om jou vinnig op dreef te kry!
A Life Digested charts a path through Pete’s culinary experiences from his early amorous endeavors to his take on tricky customers, picky eaters and the top restaurants he has run, worked in and dined at over the years. Each chapter is driven by stories he has written which revolve around what Pete finds most important as a cook. Rather than a typical anthology of starters, main courses and desserts, A Life Digested is a book that needs to be read and savoured, just as you would his food.
Part memoir, part cookbook, loaded with funny anecdotes of his own cheffing adventures, epic meals, formative influences, pet peeves and packed with some of his most cherished recipes, A Life Digested is a fantastic look into the life of one of South Africa’s favourite chefs.
– Perfect for anyone who appreciates food – from the home cook who will value Pete’s emphasis on the importance of simplicity, to the braaimaster thinking of taking his skills indoors, fans of MasterChef, industry insiders. Anyone who cooks …
(The quintessential South African cooking style, Reuben takes you on a roadtrip through his past from hunting and cooking pigeons on the farms of Franschhoek as a kid, to his travels. In Braai, Reuben on Fire, he challenges you to lift your game above the simple tanning of a chop and burning of boerie.
Delving into the business of naming rites, the politics of the braai, the logistics of the braai timeline and the importance of developing a relationship with your butcher, Reuben covers the basics before getting into the meat of the matter. Throughout the book tips and tactics and wine and beer food pairings are dispersed liberally while braai myths are blown out of the water.
The dishes are unmistakably South African in flavour and feel. From new versions of standard rockstar South African ingredients to digging deep into the spectrum of what is possible on a braai, Braai − Reuben on Fire is a book for any braai fan keen to take their skills to the next level.
Eat Ting is not a diet book. Rather, it will make you fall in love with timeless African flavours – while also improving your health and wellbeing.
Mpho Tshukudu and Anna Trapido offer healthy eating solutions based on traditional southern African food, and modern versions of timehonoured favourites. From gluten-free sorghum flapjacks to salads featuring low-GI, ancient grains, this book is all about great-tasting South African superfoods. Find out how to cook foraged traditional greens and explore new takes on noseto- tail eating. How about a modernised tshidzimba with oven-roasted tomatoes? Or an updated inhloko with spiced pumpkin salad? Perhaps a comforting bowl of classic mofokotso?
It’s all here, plus many more innovative, delicious dishes that are very good for you too.
The book is a celebration of the South African celebrity and showcases some of the most popular influencers in our country today.
Each image was taken during the making of the television series "The Close Up", which since 2011 has enjoyed an audience of more than 500,000 viewers on E-TV. The information that accompanies each portrait was selected from hundreds of hours of interview footage, offering readers a rare glimpse into the lives of their favourite local personalities.
Among the celebrities featured are:
Discover the traditional recipes, veld remedies and diverse culinary tales in Kitchen of my Heart, a fascinating visit to the historic heart of South Africa. Author Sydda Essop has spent years interviewing more than 70 cooks and healers (who range in age from 23 to 96) from across the cultural spectrum in South Africa's remarkable Karoo region. Each interviewee has shared their heartfelt stories of personal challenges and triumphs, and their most precious family recipes. Those interviewed hail from a diverse range of backgrounds, as they include descendants of the Khoisan and Xhosa peoples, the Dutch, British and French settlers, slaves from the East, Greeks, Portuguese, Indians, Jews and even Somalis. Essop pays homage to this rich cultural interdependency without turning a blind eye to the politics, poverty and harsh climate that frequently characterises the region. The recipes included run the foodie gamut from traditional tripe, venison, Karoo lamb and beer to curries, bread, sweets and simple yet wholesome suppers. Also included is a selection of classic Karoo herbal remedies.
From a grand sandstone mansion rescued from dilapidation in the scrubby Free State veld, to a romantic Arts & Crafts style double-storey that presides over a halfacre of prime real estate in the high Berea suburb of Durban, Remarkable Heritage Houses of South Africa provides a privileged glimpse inside 20 of the country’s most distinguished, remarkable and treasured private residences.
Predominantly constructed no later than the mid 1950s and chosen for the singular legacy each keeps alive, these are homes that blend architectural integrity with an uncanny sense of place. Some more ‘historic’ than others, they have been sensitively rescued or meticulously preserved, or simply kept current with custodianship that has at all times respected their unique pedigree. Strikingly captured by distinguished photographer, Craig Fraser, they cover the full gamut of locations, architectural genres and interior decorating styles, yet have all been skilfully adapted to meet the demands of modern living.
Obie encompasses a decades-long sweep of his life’s work and covers the globe. It is part coffee-table book, part travelogue, part autobiography and part storybook, with a bit of philosophy thrown in for good measure. It’s a great photographer, documenter and character looking back through his ever-increasing archive (built up over 60 years) and choosing the images that resonate the most, and which have a story to tell. Obie captures the rare, the human, the wonderful, the cosmic even. And he doesn’t just take pictures; he also meticulously records it all in words. His descriptions are often as intriguing, as beautiful or as crazy as his photographs.
‘I love your writing as much as your images. You are a poet on the digital keys as much as a poet of light.’
A scientist, a nutritionist, and two chef-athletes – the crack squad behind The Real Meal Revolution have walked or in some cases run the hard yards through the gauntlets of nutritional science and self-experimentation. The revelatory stance and the mouth-watering recipes in this book is the result of their experience combined with overwhelming scientific evidence.
Part myth-busting scientific thriller, part mouth-watering cookbook, the goal of the real meal revolution is to change your life by teaching you how to take charge of your weight and your health through the way you eat.
It advises on how to get:
A MOUTHWATERING COOKBOOK THAT PROVIDES BOTH THE WISDOM AND THE WAY.
‘Love is the most important ingredient. I’m confident I have the knowledge, experience and compassion to revolutionise your family’s eating habits for the better, for ever.’ – Kath Megaw
In Real Food, Healthy, Happy Children, Kath Megaw offers a research grounded yet easy-to-grasp guide on what to feed children at the different stages of their development. A long-term advocate of low-carb eating, her mission is to convert parents and children away from the processed, nutrient-poor foods that surround them in everyday life and to win them over to ‘real’, natural food.
Marrying practicality with warmth, science with common sense and the experience of a healthcare professional with the intuition of a mother, Kath’s approach to how children should eat extends beyond the body-centred focus of nutrition:
Huis Kombuis commemorates the rich fusion of food and cultural heritage in District Six through personal stories, recipes, historical images and craft work.
The book is a culmination of memories and narrative. It weaves through the days of a typical week in District Six, focusing on traditional family recipes that were prepared with love and often limited resources. This is a visual celebration of the vibrancy and warmth of the community - who foraged, preserved, baked and cooked together.
Portraits of 23 former District Six residents, accompany recollections of lives lived in a significant time. Artifacts, food and anecdotes bring the spirit of District Six alive again.
Die Kos Revolusie is deels 'n wetenskaplike riller en deels 'n kookboek vol heerlike resepte, maar die hoofdoel is om jou lewe te verander deur jou te leer hoe jy met jou eetgewoontes beheer kan neem oor jou gewig en gesondheid.
Go ahead. Feel smug. With Star Fish in your hands, there will no longer be anything fishy about the seafood meals you produce. In fact, the lip-smackingly good recipes in this book use only the top ten most sustainable fish off the SASSI (SA Sustainable Seafood Initiative) green list.
In this surprisingly funny, surprisingly fascinating read, author Daisy Jones takes you on an epic road trip to meet the farmers, conservationists, fishermen and scientists who will protect the top ten in the years to come. You’ll visit a vloeking oyster farmer in a wasteland on the West Coast and a high-heeled SASSI scientist.
You’ll meet an abundantly bearded kabeljou farmer in Paternoster, a third-generation treknetter in Fish Hoek and an Irish-accented aquaculturist in East London. Daisy has conducted hours of interviews on boats, rafts and onfarms to find out why her top ten are not in danger of overfishing and why catching them does no damage to the environment.
The chapters on each fish, and the paintings and illustrations that accompany them, will secure the top ten in your memory – a phenomenon sure to come in handy when you shop or dine out sans SASSI checklist.
The recipes at the end of each chapter, gorgeously photographed by Craig Fraser, tempt those of us in the habit of opting for white linefish and prawns to try something meatier (yellowtail), oilier (sardines) or slurpier (mussels). A chart at the end of the book provides green alternatives to orange- and red-listed fish – both local and overseas varieties.
There’s a word on SASSI, a word on the MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) and a word on the state of our oceans. It’s an adventure, switching to green fish. And it’s the right thing to d
“Not yet noon, and the temperature is in the mid-eighties and rising. Summer has set in. Fresh figs for breakfast, warm from the sun. Dogs asleep in the shade.”
When bestselling photographer Rachael Hale McKenna embarked on a new life in France, it was inevitable that she would turn her talents to capturing the beauty of the world around her.
Evoking a gentle change of pace, Rachael’s imagery immerses us in French daily life: the scenery and unique light that inspired a generation of artists; the ancient villages and fortified towns; the beaches of the glittering Cote d’Azur that draw crowds of tourists; the taste of fresh Mediterranean-inspired cuisine that bursts like summer in the mouth, washed down with a pale and blushing rosť.
Illuminated with text by Peter Mayle, author of the bestselling A Year in Provence and A Good Year, For the Love of Provence is at heart a joie de vivre: a joyous celebration of this historic province of southeastern France that has so captivated artists, writers, lovers, and travelers for generations.
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