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Steak with Creamy Mushroom Peppercorn Sauce

Father’s Day gifts needn’t be extravagant or store-bought. Showing your love can be as easy as sharing a meal and quality time with Dad. Try out this delicious steak with a side of creamy mushroom-and-green-peppercorn sauce, paired with the 2012 Frans K Smit Red Blend from Spier. This simple...

Cooking Classes at Ginger and Lime Food Studio

https://youtu.be/8xJ3a6nB7e8 One of the best nights out I had last year was an interactive cooking session at Ginger and Lime Food Studio. Located in upmarket Fresnaye, Cape Town, it's the brainchild of chef Denise Levy and offers a great variety of classes for beginners and old hands alike. The sessions are...

Peppermint Crisp Ice Cream from Homegrown Cookbook

Peppermint Crisp Tart is an iconic traditional South African dessert, falling into the quirky category of 'fridge tarts'. These tarts were at the height of their popularity in the seventies, no doubt promoted by canny corporations and food manufacturers to encourage fridge sales. Or something like that. Many adaptations of the...

Mynhardt Joubert’s Famous Xmas Cake

Christmas ain't Christmas without a decent, proper Christmas cake, and who better to bake one than chef Mynhardt Joubert? Cake cheerleaders and Christmas fans (i.e. my entire household) will be thrilled to know that Chef Mynhardt Joubert’s famous fruit cakes are on sale again. This much-loved chef slayed the season...

Best Lemon Meringue Pie Ever

  What a happy feeling it is to bake something so delicious. This is Pure Pie Happiness, my friend, with capital letters. My baking motto is: if I can bake this, then so can you. Because I'm not a great baker. And when I find a recipe that turns out such...

It’s Pink! Trout with KWV Rosé Sauce

  What goes together like love and marriage? Trout and rosé, of course! To push out the boat a little for this Valentine's Day, chef Mynhardt Joubert suggests serving his gorgeous creation below with KWV's equally lush Shiraz Rosé. It's a lot easier to make than it looks, so don't...

Creamy Steak and Mushroom Pasta with Spanish Sherry

Douglas Green went and sexed up the whole local sherry scene with the launch of their new Spanish sherry range. It’s not for sipping, it’s for drinking by the bottle! Yep, you read that right. Long relegated to the back of the drinks cupboard as the preferred tipple of little...

Bacon Tart á La Motte

Before I get cracking with the recipe for this gorgeous tart, I want to ask you just to take a long, lingering look at the photo above. Doesn't it look deliciously delectable gotta-grab-it-off-the-screen-and-eat-it YUM? This recipe is why I love food, and why can never stay vegetarian for too long. Because...

Traditional Pancakes with Van Der Hum Sauce

Pancake feasts on rainy days were family tradition where I grew up in the Freestate. It never rained enough for us to get bored with pancakes and to this day, I rush to get out my mom's pancake recipe at the very first drops of rain. We have been...

Mynhardt Joubert’s Summery Chicken Salad

Summer Chicken Salad with Fresh Coriander and Lime Too hot to cook? Here's an easy solution! Keep ypur cool by making this delicously easy Fresh Coriander and Lime Chicken Salad. Created by TV personality, KWV brand ambassador and well-known chef, Mynhardt Joubert, it's ideal paired with KWV Chenin Blanc. Quick and...