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Our top 10 local cookbooks

Local is lekker so we’re sharing our top 10 local cookbooks with you today. Happy feasting! Let us know which one you’d love to get your hands on.

By Ulisha Moodley

1. Smitten by Sarah Graham

The focus is on extraordinary but still achievable, budget-friendly food. You can look forward to categories including as Nibbles, Speedy Suppers, Feast and Slow.

2. Simply Delicious by Zola Nene

‘Food has always been a huge part of my life’, says Zola Nene and this book showcases how far she’s come as a chef, while also sharing simple and delicious recipes.

3. Curry by Ishay Govender-Ypma

From fiery and strong flavours to recipes with subtle flavours made with lamb, beef, seafood, tripe and even goat, Ishay Govender takes us on a journey through South African curries.

4. The Democratic Republic of Braai Cookbook by Jan Braai

Jan Braai believes that there is no need to ever have badly braaied food. So, in his book you will find exceptional recipes for steak, chicken, lamb and more.

5. Tashas Timeless Café Classics by Natasha Sideris

Founder of Tashas chain of restaurants, Natasha Sideris shares popular dishes from her menu along with some of her other favourites.

6. Butter & Love by Anna Carolina Alberts

Anna uses her culinary heritage as inspiration for her unique recipes that include soetkoekies, sweetcorn pap with sheba and boerewors and a Bovril cake.

7. Something’s Cooking by J’Something

Honest food that is filled with magical flavours – that is the core of this cookbook. You will find recipes that stem from Portugal, South Africa and Japan.

8. Just Add Rice by Ming-Cheau Lin

This book focusses on comfort and celebrating culture with Taiwanese cuisine. Ming-Cheau shares simple recipes that offer taste, texture and nutritional value.

9. The Great South African Cookbook

Sixty-seven talented cooks, chefs, gardeners, bakers, farmers, foragers and local food heroes came together to create this magnificent book. Sharing over 130 recipes, each accompanied by creativity and diversity.

10. The Journey of Cape Malay Cooking with Fatima Sydow

Hearty and fulfilling recipes that include pasta, meat, chicken and fish. It also includes various curries & traditional rice-based dishes, plus puddings, biscuits and cakes.

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