Behind the scenes at Vrede en Lust Estate with Chef Johan van Schalkwyk

  • Post published:February 14, 2017

Compared to most chefs, Johan may have had a bit of a late start, only entering the industry when he was 28. He started out as a chef at a chateau in France, where he fondly remembers the time spent wandering through the kitchen garden, a basket of vegetables and herbs on his forearm, carefully picking fresh produce for the day. These days, Johan heads up the kitchen at Vrede en Lust’s Lust Bistro & Bakery, cooking and baking (make sure that you taste the sourdough!) fresh and fuss-free fare at one of the most renowned eateries in the foodie centre of Franschhoek.

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Terrific Nutrific chicken

  • Post published:November 18, 2016

Are you looking for a less oily, healthier alternative to comforting crumbed chicken? We teamed up with Nutrific and found a creative way to use their breakfast cereal to make our wholesome baked terrific Nutrific chicken.

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Heather’s Cuban chicken plait

  • Post published:November 4, 2016

Cream cheese, chicken, fresh herbs, fragrant spices and, of course, buttery puff pastry is what Friday night dinner dreams are made of. And in the words of the creator herself, ‘You slice through the buttery, crispy pastry, revealing the hidden treasure that lies within… It’s the stuff of poetry.’

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