Buckwheat Noodles with Salmon and Avocado

I like messing with tradition, so this recipe from Jane Lawson’s cookbook Yoshoku Contemporary Japanese is right up my alley. It’s a beautifully styled and photographed collection of recipes that stem from the established tradition of fusing Japanese and Western food. Yes, the Japanese did fusion before us. And they do it brilliantly. The recipe I literally…

How to make perfect pannekoek

South African food memories are laced with the heady combination of fried batter, cinnamon and sugar. We call that pannekoek, and the English call it pancake. But they are not one and the same thing. Pancake is what Rooinek people make on Shrove Tuesday; pannekoek is what we Amabhulu made for church fetes, bazaars and…