Allesverloren: Cooking Danie and Fritz. And Wine, of Course!

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Cook and food blogger Fritz Brand (left) with Allesverloren cellar master and owner Danie Malan for Cook with Danie and Fritz

Allesverloren’s latest online cooking series dispels the myth that ‘real men can’t cook’.

Pair a good glass of Swartland wine with two gregariously sociable men in a kitchen while a camera is rolling, and see just how creatively food and wine pairings can come alive!

Allesverloren, the oldest wine farm in the Swartland wine district, has partnered their fifth-generation owner and cellar master, Danie Malan and blogger Fritz Brand of Real Men Can Cook in the kitchen.

Allesverloren has produced a series of informative, fun and entertaining cooking videos to show that ‘real men’ can, indeed, cook very well. These interactive cooking sessions, called Cook with Danie and Fritz, will explore the origin of Allesverloren’s signature wines. They offer ample tips plus guidance for some mouth-watering dishes which pair perfectly with the estate’s wines – from starters, right through to desserts.

Some of the recipes viewers can look forward to with Danie and Fritz include: Springbok Carpaccio with Melba Toast and Parmesan; Rib-eye Steak with Horseradish Mash and Honeyed Carrots and Crème Brûlée. Fritz is renowned as a passionate meat lover and very skilled cook, so I for one will be lapping up his tips and insights.

Each simple, flavourful dishs is paired with one of Allesverlorens’ latest and most iconic wines.

With a long-standing heritage that dates back to 1704, Allesverloren wines assure depth, character and ageing potential. Danie Malan, as the fifth generation Malan owner and cellar master of Allesverloren, has a legacy steeped in South African tradition and is highly regarded in the wine industry for his very practical farming approach.

Says Danie: “Following the success of our first collaboration with The Boer and Butcher’s Edu Hanekom a few months ago, we are extremely excited to share another series of flavourful food and wine pairings. It’s been an absolute pleasure cooking with Fritz in this series of videos. His approach aligns perfectly with our winemaking philosophy: hands-on, easy-going and enjoyable.”

Fritz Brand is a kitchen maestro, brilliant braaier and a recipe enthusiast. He achieved unexpected success when he started his own blog.

Real Men Can Cook was born when Fritz started experimenting with cooking at home, and created his blog as a medium to share and document his findings. He loves to help others on their way to competent cooking.  His shares techniques, kitchen gear, skills and recipes, using step-by-step instructions, simple language and detailed photos to illustrate that cooking can be easy, enjoyable and fun.

Says Fritz: “This has been such a fun project to be part of. We’ve created some great dishes for the series and I feel that the quality and boldness of the Allesverloren wines make the perfect pairings for those recipes. But they also showcase the team’s passion for the Swartland estate and its traditions. The series has been a great way to share our mutual passions for great food, great company and great wines.”

The Cook with Danie and Fritz series of videos will be shared on the Allesverloren website and social media platforms. Visit News – Allesverloren or join the conversation on Allesverloren’s Facebook page.

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Cook with Danie and Fritz, and Allesverloren wines


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