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Shelley Jacobsen is in her 40s and feels trapped. The coffee and décor shop that she opened with her bestie is proving to be a gilded cage. Meanwhile, her husband is consumed with Jewish guilt since having their twins, which reminds Shelley that she will always be a Shiksa to his family. Then she hires Wayde Smith, a sexy 22-year-old surfer who smells like a Pina Colada Coconut Vanilla Dessert, as a barista. He makes her feel young and Shelley just wants some fun. But will it stay harmless?
Soon to be a major motion picture!
"Wow, you don't look like a chef!" This statement is something Chef Lesego Semenya has heard many a time over the years. His response is always: "So, what does a chef look like?"
With his bulging tattooed upper arms, soft-spoken nature and obvious passion for South African cuisine and giving it his unique twist, Lesego probably doesn’t fit the generic look of a self-made top chef. It is his unconventional personality and approach to food that has kept South Africans coming back for more over the years. Having cooked for billionaires such as Richard Brandson, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, starring on the judging panel of foodie programme Top Chef South Africa, being the resident chef for various newspapers and radio shows, and then building his successful culinary brand LesDaChef, he finally brings his foodie fans his first cookbook, Dijo - My Food, My Journey.
Every dish that will be featured in Dijo has a story that speaks of passion and nostalgia. Sharing both the recipes and their history will give foodies a way of getting to know Lesego’s food background while growing up in Soweto, as well as the fine-dining techniques he learned at chef school and a few hot chef secrets, too.
Divided into three sections that span his food journey, Dijo is an affirmation of South African cuisine, its heritage and its unique flavours. Readers will go on a journey through the simplest yet most-loved of township dishes, to the more complex fine-dining molecular gastronomy creations he has become known for. It truly is a reflection of his life lived through food.
Lesego is also very active on social media and has used this platform to not only build his brand, LesDaChef, but also to educate, inform and, sometimes, challenge his followers to learn and understand exactly what they're consuming - whether it be food or beverages.
Crafted in his signature flair-for-detail and humorous writing style, veteran sports journalist Liam Del Carme takes rugby fans and Springbok supporters on the ride of a lifetime in this behind-the-scenes account, Winging It: On tour with the Boks. With more than 25 years’ experience as an insightful sports writer, Del Carme has travelled to six of the seven continents as part of the press corps who follow and write about the national rugby team in all its iterations at international level. His anecdotes will have you wide-eyed with wonderment and chuckling appreciatively at his talent for telling a funny story.
Winging It: On Tour With The Boks is an insider’s view of life on tour from one of South Africa’s most enduring sports writers, Liam Del Carme, while he follows the much-cherished national rugby team, the Springboks.
Del Carme takes the reader across continents and time zones as he shares the helter-skelter atmosphere of meeting looming writing deadlines while finding ways to maintain his sanity. The book explores the ebb and flow of touring with one of rugby’s iconic teams since 1996, including three Rugby World Cups, various Tri-Nations and Rugby Championships, as well as end-of-year tours, in destinations all over the world. He explores the characters, destinations and his travel companions while sharing his highs and lows of covering great rugby moments.
In the book, the reader gets to see the personal side of prominent sports personalities, including Nick Mallett, Harry Viljoen, Gcobani Bobo, Jake White, Eddie Jones, Joost van der Westhuizen, Clive Woodward, Peter de Villiers, Graham Henry, Jean de Villiers, Naas Botha, John Hart, Owen Nkumane, Chester Williams, Allister Coetzee, Heyneke Meyer, Rudolf Straeuli, Os du Randt and Dick Muir.
Basetsana Kumalo shot to fame as a fresh-faced Miss South Africa in 1994 and soon became the face of South Africa’s new democracy. As the first black presenter of the glamorous lifestyle TV show Top Billing, she travelled the world and interviewed superstars like Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson, Jon Bon Jovi, Will Smith, the Bee Gees, Gloria Estefan and Luther Vandross. After a successful career in television, Bassie’s drive and ambition took her into the world of business. The street savvy that her entrepreneurial mother gave her stood her in good stead as she built a media empire. When she married the handsome businessman Romeo Kumalo in a fairytale wedding, they became South Africa’s sweethearts and ‘it’ couple.
Bassie: My Journey Of Hope recounts the stories of Bassie’s life as a celebrity, including her relationships with mentors like Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela- Mandela and Graça Machel. She also shares the secrets of her success and all the lessons she’s learnt along the way, and opens up about the pressures of her high-profile marriage to Romeo, their heartbreaking struggle to have a family, and how they made sure that their loving and respectful union has lasted two decades.
Bassie also talks frankly about the domestic abuse she suffered at the hands of boxer Dingaan Thobela and the legal battles she had to fight to protect her name and her brand over the years. She gives her account of the stalker who harassed her for decades, and the nonexistent ‘sex-tape’ allegation that rocked her family and career, leading to painful experiences of cyber-bullying. It is an intimate, inspiring and entertaining account of a remarkable life.
Featuring over 100 recipes, The Gourmet Cookbook celebrates five years of food, and recipes, garnered from the pages of Condé Nast House & Garden Gourmet magazine.
From aspirational yet easy-to-follow dishes by some of South Africa’s top chefs (David Higgs, Peter Tempelhoff, Chris Erasmus) and food icons (Susan Greig, Andrea Burgener, Judy Badenhorst) to the coveted recipes of home cooks as well as the editor’s own specialties, these pages focus on a range of accessible and delicious everyday dishes.
The Gourmet Cookbook is divided into five chapters – Aperitifs & Appetizers, Starters, Mains, Sides & Salads and Dessert. And there are accompanying menu suggestions to tailor-make a stylish dinner party, an al fresco lunch, a festive feast or a laid-back family meal.
Bernadette le Roux is also the author of a number of cookbooks, including the acclaimed Prickly Pears and Pomegranates — co-authored with her mother Marianne Palmer — which won a World Gourmand Award in Paris for Best Local Cookbook (2009). Best known for her uncomplicated 'real' recipes as presented in her second book, Roots, Shoots & Leaves, as well as her engaging voice as author of South African chef Reuben Riffel's Reuben Cooks Local, Bernadette has become known to a wider audience through her editorship of Condé Nast magazine House & Garden: Gourmet. She is also part owner of the family-run Café Roux restaurants in Noordhoek and Cape Town's Shortmarket Street.
Born on the cusp of democracy, the crew of young friends in Born Freeloaders navigates a life of drinking, wild parties and other recklessness. The siblings at the centre of the novel, Nthabiseng and Xolani, have been raised in an upper middle-class family with connections to the political elite. Nthabiseng is lauded by her peers as she whimsically goes through life, unable to form her own identity in a world that expects her to pick a side in the fractured classifications of race.
Xolani, not having known his late father, longs for acceptance from an uncle who sees him and his generation as the bitter fruit borne of a freedom he and countless others fought for. As the story moves across multiple spaces in the nation’s capital over a weekend, Born Freeloaders captures a political and cultural moment in the city’s and South Africa’s history. Interwoven is an analogous tale of the country’s colonisation and the consequences that follow.
And alongside the friends’ uneasy awareness of their privilege is a heightened sense of discomfort at their inability to change the world they were born into.
Celebrated and honoured across the globe for its bearer’s selfless role in the liberation of South Africa, the name Mandela has become an iconic brand. Nelson Mandela’s life was dedicated to politics and achieving freedom for the oppressed in the country, which left him little time with his children and loved ones. It was not easy growing up a Mandela.
Ndileka Mandela is a social activist, former ICU nurse and the head of a rural upliftment organisation known as the Thembekile Mandela Foundation. Born to Madiba Thembekile Mandela (Nelson Mandela’s first born), who died in a car accident while his father was in prison, and the eldest grandchild of Nelson Mandela, Ndileka has lived a challenging life – a labyrinth of highs and lows.
I Am Ndileka tells the story of a woman who has made great stride in society, but still faces many challenges. Even though South Africa has been emancipated from the apartheid regime and so-called gender inequality structures have been removed, women still face oppression and abuse. In October 2017, as part of the #MeToo campaign to denounce sexual violence, Ndileka disclosed for the first time that she had been raped by her then partner in her own bed five years before. Follow Ndileka on her journey as she deals with death in her family, patriarchy, motherhood, depression, being homeless and surviving rape and abuse.
Along the journey of tackling challenges and expectations that come with her last name – things that she did not ask for but are asked of her nonetheless – Ndileka finds her voice.
Champion of South African home-cooking, Errieda du Toit set out to write a cookbook about the food we most love to eat and the culture of sharing these recipes in community cookbooks. Intrigued by our strong attachment to these dog-eared, food-stained recipes collections, she pored over 150 titles spanning a century. SHARE is her tribute to this humble culinary source and a celebration of its collaborative spirit. It’s the first to deal specifically with the genre, and the result is a delightful, quirky and thoroughly modern homage that taps into our food memories in a unique way.
SHARE features a wide selection of recipes as generous, gracious and welcoming as the home cooks who shared them: the keepers (recipes known for their longevity), the never-fails (those epic recipes that never let you down), communal food for come-on-overs, retro classics and those defining dishes and bakes treasured as heritage food.
Bringing visual expression to Errieda’s vision, SHARE is beautifully photographed, and wittily styled and designed to further capture the character and off-beat traits of the genre.
What would life be like without our Daily Maverick dose of Zapiro? Where would we be without the illumination, the spicy crispy wit, the cutting, the clever, the way of showing us our politicians and life in South Africa with a dose of humour and more than a dash of satire?
Zapiro's annual offering is our duplicity warning, our canary in the coalmine, our national conscience. Exposing and revealing, brilliantly appealing, Zapiro does it again!
“We’re twins from Pretoria who like cooking for our family and for our friends.”
In With Love from the Twins Tebo and Lebo Ndala share quick and easy meals, while making you laugh. Join them as they go back to their roots with recipes for tripe, chakalaka and chicken feet and learn about their family feast called Seven Colour Sunday. See how they give an African twist to American dishes, like corn bread, corn dogs and corn burgers, tour to Thailand and enjoy coconut and pineapple fried rice with steamed chicken in banana leaves, experience traditional recipes with a twist when you sit down for spinach and agushi curry with baked jollof rice, and try to be kinda sorta healthy by making zucchini bolognaise and glutenfree banana split pancakes. And for those special moments with friends, invite them over for pizza, have a tea or dinner party, or just share your favourite chili chocolate brownies with the ones you love.
All With Love from the Twins.
Journey through Africa with chef and founder of The Africa Café, Portia Mbau.
In 1992 Portia started the first African restaurant in South Africa, serving food inspired by her travels across the continent. The Africa Cookbook is a compilation of her tried-andtested recipes, designed to bring the flavours and techniques of Africa into your home kitchen. With Portia’s added flair, the dishes go beyond tradition into innovation.
Part of her signature is the use of healthy and organic ingredients that still evoke the authentic, much-loved flavours of Africa.
Back in South Africa after working with the FBI, Creed is haunted by his past mistakes, including the death of his fiancée. When a young woman is murdered and dismembered in her Johannesburg apartment, Creed’s long-time friend and head of the SAPS’ Investigative Psychological Unit, Major Eli Grey, enlists his help in investigating the murder – an attempt to save the self-destructing Creed from himself. But not all the Unit’s members welcome his involvement, and there are those intent on exposing his secrets while the murder is being solved.
The young woman’s community are convinced she was the victim of a witch called Nomtakhati, but Creed’s hunch points to an angry ex-boyfriend. Who, or what, is really behind the murder? Could it be Nomtakhati, who believes Nick Creed is uSatane?
In the Midst of Wolves is a dark psychological thriller about metaphorical demons from the past and the living monsters who target the innocent.
In Celebrate celebrity chef and TV personality Lorna Maseko takes you on a food journey starting in Alexandra.
She shares her memories savouring a burger and chips when she participated in the Prix De Lausanne ballet competition; explains how she fell in love with Asian food when she visited Hong Kong; how she participated in MasterChef South Africa and made one of her mom’s favourite chicken dishes.
Lorna lauds the role Chef Carlos Gayton played in her love for fish and Mexican food; she shows how traditional dishes can be recreated using a bit of imagination; how she learned to prepare the perfect steak in chef’s school; how travelling exposed her to international food cultures..
Make all these wonderful dishes in your own kitchen – and celebrate the big moments in your life with food brought to you by Lorna Maseko.
In Bibby’s Kitchen – The essence of good food, Di Bibby shares food recipes that seduce and charm. This book celebrates vibrant, flavoursome food with strong Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influences. The recipes support a cook-from-scratch philosophy, guided by the intuitive prompting of seasonality, solid flavourings and visual appeal – from vegan to vegetarian, soulful soups, slow food and simple suppers to pantry staples that make everyday meals easy and effortless. The book aims at a balanced way to cook and eat, rather than exclusions and restrictive classifications.
The reader will find here a modern interpretation of cooking with bold ingredients such as za’tar, harissa, chermoula and ancient grains. Delight yourself with Shawarma chicken and spelt pilaf with zhoug yoghurt, Harrisa lentil shakshuka with foaming sesame butter, Curly kale soup with freekeh and parmesan, Cardamom crème anglaise with hibiscus-roasted guavas, and much more. The popular Cake Friday and Dessert chapters feature swoon-worthy bakes and posh puddings to impress.
Bibby’s Kitchen – The essence of good food articulates the reason why we eat. It’s unapologetically colourful and filled with exuberantly delicious food. It’s about fashioning food and flavours, but mostly it is about people. Together, they create a kind of magic.
Ubuntu is a Xhosa word originating from a South African philosophy that encapsulates all our aspirations about how to live life well, together. It is the belief in a universal human bond: I am only because you are. And it means that if you are able to see everyone as fully human, connected to you by their humanity, you will never be able to treat others as disposable or without worth. By embracing the philosophy of Ubuntu and living it out in daily life it's possible to overcome division and be stronger together in a world where the wise build bridges, not walls.
These 14 lessons from the Rainbow Nation are an essential toolkit to helping us all to live better, together. In stories that recognise our common humanity, our connectedness and interdependence, Everyday Ubuntu helps to make sense of the world and our place in it. Exploring ideas of kindness and forgiveness, tolerance and the power of listening, it shows how we can all benefit from embracing others.
Including practical applications and mindful exercises, it is an inspirational guide to a more fulfilling life as part of the large family to which we all belong.
Meet Zinhle, the glamorous Siren, as she reels through the highs and lows of fame-seeking in Jozi.
Zinhle lives through a sham marriage, a stint as the lover of a Nollywood high-roller, sex parties, and an affair with a football star. She bed-hops from man to powerful man, overcoming cattiness, rivalry, cheating and dodgy agents, to nab a starring role in Heritage, a highly successful soapie. She has attitude and sass in bucket loads and is never far from the latest front-page scandal.
Siren, Kuli Roberts’s gripping debut novel, is a classic rags-to-riches tale, jam-packed with drama, hot sex and reversals of fortune that will keep readers zipping through the pages until the very end.
The Two Oceans Marathon is a spectacular sporting experience unlike any other.
The iconic status of this Cape Town Easter Weekend institution, which garners global attention, is borne out by its many affectionate marathon monikers: the world’s most beautiful marathon, Africa’s biggest running event, and South Africa’s best-loved race to name just a few. And now at 50 years, this front-running marathon has come of age – and we are celebrating it with a visual feast of a coffee table commemorative compilation.
Make sure you don’t miss out on:
This is a must-have for first-timers and veterans; runners, runners, family and friends alike
Foodies of SA is the largest food publisher in Africa.
This is a collection of 100 of their brand new, most viewed and most shared recipes conveniently packaged into the pages of one awesome cookbook for you to enjoy!
All author profits from this cookbook will be donated to Breadline Africa.
By buying this book, you are not only investing in improving your skills and your creativity in the kitchen, but you are also doing your bit to help feed many hungry tummies.
INCLUDES QR CODES WITH DIRECT LINKS TO ALL RECIPE VIDEOS
Staan Sterk In 'n Wankelende Wêreld
Dra jy swaar aan die druk van jou daaglikse lewe, ry jy op ’n emosionele tuimeltrein, is jy fisiek uitgeput en sukkel jy met swak gesondheid?
Is jy kort van draad, angstig, bang en voel jy pal skuldig omdat jy worstel om ál meer en meer vir jou werk – en ander mense – te gee, dikwels ten koste van jou gesinslewe. Voel jy of jy min hoop het vir die toekoms?
Staan sterk in ’n wankelende wêreld is ’n praktiese boek vol onmiddelllike inspirasie wat jou sal help om bo al jou omstandighede uit te styg en alles te word wat jy geskep is om te wees. Die insigte wat jy op hierdie blaaie vind, sal jou aanmoedig om jou lewe, jou besigheid en jou toekoms te verander. Die teks is gebore uit lewenservaring en is nie bloot teorie nie.
Waarvoor Wag Jy Dan?
Sou jy bereid wees om jou ou leefwyse te verander en om jouself die geleentheid te gee om jou beste lewe te leef vir die res van jou lewe?
Verbeel jou ’n lewe vol van oorborrelende vreugde . . .vars hoop wat daagliks aan jou opgedien word - soos warm brood; vryheid van alewige vrees; vervullende verhoudings; om selfvertroue uit te straal en om te lewe met die verwagting van gestruktureerde sukses.
Hierdie waarheid is vervat in Waarvoor wag jy dan? Die resultate hoef nie langer vasgevang te wees in jou gedagtes of op jou wenslysie nie. Die uitkomste kan in jou lewe ervaar word - prakties, konsekwent en kragtig en doeltreffend.
Nou waarvoor wag jy dan? Dit is NOU jou tyd om op te staan!
Tendai Mtawarira is known throughout the rugby world simply as Beast. Or, more often than not, ‘Beeeaaassssttt!’, as crowds from Durban to London, Buenos Aires to Auckland cry whenever he gets the ball. In 2018 he became the most capped prop in Springbok history, earning his 100th Test cap for the Springboks, and in 2019 he became the most capped Super Rugby player in South Africa.
Due to play in his third World Cup in September 2019, Beast has been in a winning series against the British and Irish Lions, contested two Super Rugby finals and won three Currie Cups with his beloved Sharks. Along the way, he has been moved from back row to front row, bullied by xenophobic politicians and undergone three bouts of heart surgery.
Beast is the story of how a humble man from Zimbabwe has become a rugby icon.
In Boerekos met ’n twist gee Annelien ’n kwyllekker kinkel aan die eenvoudige, voedsame huiskos wat jou ma, ouma en oumagrootjie gemaak het. Dié 140 familieresepte vir soppe, souse, groente-, vleis- en nageregte én gebak en spenstreffers is getoets, bevat g’n vreemde bestanddele nie en sit die “resep-met-’n-les”-konsep voort wat haar gelyknamige blog en Facebookblad so 'n sosialemediasukses maak. Boerekos met 'n twist kan beskryf word as 'n kompakte 21ste-eeuse Kook en Geniet vir besige mense.
Hierdie boek is ook beskikbaar in Engels HIER
Annelien se kookboek-program begin op VIA, DStv kanaal 147 vanaf 9 April 2018 om 18:00.
Ronnie Kasrils's memoir reflects on compelling questions as to what turned a white youngster from a modest background into a lifelong revolutionary of note. A tiny minority who abandoned a life of privilege were the antithesis of conventionality and toeing the line. What made those such as Kasrils break all the rules and confront white power with such courage, unbridled spirit and yearning for the truth? This is a challenging and fascinating conundrum but Kasrils will claim he is no aberration of history. The answers to that question, which unravel through twenty years, will beguile readers as he peers back with endearing frankness into the origins and experiences of his formative years. A Yeoville-born boykie with Yiddish roots; heartfelt empathy for the underdog; an instinctive rejection of authoritarianism in school and wider society were influences informing his adult life as revolutionary activist. With a remarkable memory and flair for the written and spoken word the narrative revels in the social, sexual and political awakening of a roguish boy's adventures with girls, rock music, bohemian culture and leaping across the colour barrier. Kasrils's tadpoles of the memoir's title represent the submerged often illusive tracts of memory he searches for as he delves into the mystery of his metamorphosis. This stylistic element adds to the creativity of this fourth memoir.
Standing Tall In A Falling World
Do you find yourself suffering under the pressures of your day-to-day life, are you on an emotional roller coaster ride, feeling physically drained and in poor health?
Are you angry, anxious, fearful and guilt-ridden, as you strain under the demands to give more to your work – and others, at the expense of your family life, and feel you have little hope for your future? Standing Tall In A Falling World is a practical book offering instant inspirational application to help you rise above all of your circumstances and be everything you were created to be. The insights contained in these pages will encourage you to bring change to your life, your business and your future. These writings have been birthed out of life experience and are not mere theory
What In The World Are You Waiting For?
Would you be willing to give up your old routine way of living and give yourself the highest opportunity to live your best life for the rest of the time you have on earth?
Imagine a life of bubbling-over joy fresh hope that’s served daily – like hot bread; freedom from daunting fear; en- joying rewarding relationships; exuding captivating confidence and living in expectation of structured success That truth is contained in What in the World Are You Waiting For? and the results no longer need to be confined just to your imagination or your wish list The outcomes will be experienced in your life – practically, consistently and powerfully effectively
So, what in the world are you waiting for? Now is YOUR time to arise!
Resepte só maklik, enigeen kan dit maak! Karlien van Jaarsveld het baie
talente, maar kook is nie een van hulle nie. Soos baie ander mense wil
Karlien die berge invaar wanneer iemand haar vra: “Wat eet ons vanaand?”
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