Food Talks

Industry experts share solutions to a healthier you 

Published on June 14, 2024

We chat to industry experts about their solutions to a healthier you and the journey to the best possible version of yourself.  It’s the start of a new year, which means we’re all feeling the effects of our indulgences over the festive season. Let’s face it – there’s something in the air around December time […]

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Try these 3 viral TikTok milk recipes for World Milk Day 

Published on June 5, 2024

Happy World Milk Day (1 June)! From decadent milk toast to making your own mozzarella cheese (from scratch) – whip up a frenzy in the kitchen and try out these weird and wonderful viral TikTok milk recipes.   Milk toast  Move over French toast, there’s a new (and delicious) breakfast in town! Milk toast took #FoodTok […]

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6 breakfast-in-bed recipes for Mother’s Day 

Published on May 9, 2024

Breakfast in bed is the ultimate Mother’s Day treat! Spoil the mom figure in your life like the queen she with one (or more) of these delicious breakfasts.  Perfect pancakes easy enough for kids to make Total Time 15–20 minutes // Makes 18–20   Ingredients    2 cups (500 ml) cake flour, sifted  2 tsp (10 ml) baking powder  […]

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A Moment in Time With Siba Mtongana

Published on May 2, 2024

She needs no introduction – from bestselling cookbooks to international awards, Siba Mtongana has made her mark with culinary delights that fill the stomach and soul. And she’s got more up her sleeve, says Editor Chad January.  It’s magic. When she thinks back to her days in the kitchen with her mom cooking up a […]

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4 delicious ways with mushrooms

Published on April 8, 2024

Mushrooms not only pack an umami punch, but they’re also low in calories and full of fibre, potassium, and vitamin C. Here are the basics:  Choose mushrooms with a full-bodied shape, smooth caps and no bruises or discoloration. Skip any that have a slimy appearance and soft texture.  Before using, give the mushrooms a scrub […]

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Rice to the occasion 

Published on April 5, 2024

Our Editor puts two classics. ahkni and biryani, in the limelight with his failproof ways to pack flavour and authenticity into each spoon full of deliciousness  Chicken biryani Serves 4 If using chicken breast fillets, keep them quite large and chunky and reduce the cooking time to about 35-45 minutes as they’ll cook faster than […]

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Try this tasty smoky tender aubergine from Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook

Published on April 4, 2024

He’s done it again! After the success of his first five-ingredient cookbook, Jamie Oliver sets out on another five-ingredient journey – but this time, he transports us to the cities and islands of the vast and breathtaking Mediterranean region. In one handy solution-based book, he brings together the diverse cultures and extraordinary flavours of this beautiful […]

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Step-by-step guide to folding samoosas

Published on April 1, 2024

One of the most irresistible local Malay snacks is the perfectly golden, crispy, and flavourful samoosa. There are various ways to successfully fill and fold them perfectly and every household has their own tips and tricks. This is the MK method: tried, tested, and shown step-by-step.  1. Combine a little flour and water to create […]

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Clever snack-packing hacks for your next road trip

Published on March 13, 2024

Slice, seal and sauce your way through these useful kitchen tips.   Pack your snacks   Implement these packing hacks to keep food safe and mess-free while on the road!   Utilise that container cupboard and make use of round plastic condiment containers or glass jars – these are easy to stack on top of each other.   Prevent […]

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The difference between salsa verde, gremolata and chimichurri

Published on March 11, 2024

We break down the differences between salsa verde, gremolata and chimichurri.   Salsa verde  Originating from Mexico, salsa verde is a sauce made using tomatillos (not tomatoes), which are roasted or boiled then blitzed in a food processor along with lime, jalapeño, coriander and onion. Since we don’t often find tomatillos in SA, a similar substitute […]

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