Morgenster – elegant, sublime, fabulous wines

Morgenster Manor House Morgenster is in the eastern reaches of the Helderberg Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. A premium producer of fine olives and olive products, and a range of top class internationally recognised wines. Recently on a visit to the estate, I was introduced to the new wines, and the new ventures in the olive oil

Morgenster Italian Collection Nabucco & Tosca 2013 soar to 93 in Tim Atkin’s 2016 Report

Tim Atkin MW, regular visitor to South Africa & well known British Wine Commentator Authoritative British wine commentator, Tim Atkin MW, has given Morgenster’s two 2013 Italian Collection reds 93 points each in his 2016 South Africa Special Report. His rating endorses the belief of Morgenster’s owner, Giulio Bertrand, that great wine can be made

Pear Walnut & Brie Tart – Nadia Graves

Pear Walnut & Brie Tart by Nadia Graves Nadia says: "The flavour combination of these tarts is truly a match made in heaven. Sweet, soft pears, baked with honey and balsamic, with delicious, ripe, creamy brie, all piled on flaky puff pastry and scattered with crunchy walnuts. I serve these with a dollop of creamy,

Macaroni & Pesto Chicken with Red Pepper Tomato Sauce – Anina Meyer

Macaroni & Pesto Chicken with Red Pepper Tomato Sauce A great dinner idea that consists of cooked macaroni with pesto chicken smothered in a red pepper and tomato sauce. Servings 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 15 minutes Ingredients 500gr macaroni salted water to boil drizzle olive oil, for water handful fresh parsley, mint

Mexican Chipotle Chicken Casserole – Diane Bibby

Mexican Chipotle Chicken Casserole – Diane Bibby It’s time to dive into a trend that has foodsters around the world queuing for dinner reservations – Mexican. The good news is with this recipe up your sleeve, the party’s coming to your kitchen. Muddle those mojito limes. You’re going to need it for my Mexican chipotle

Morgenster White Truffle Enhanced Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Morgenster White Truffle enhanced Extra Virgin Olive Oil There is a lovely Spanish proverb “Let a salad-maker be a spendthrift for oil, a miser for vinegar, a statesman for salt, and a madman for mixing.” Truffle hunters with their dogs The clever cook when using Morgenster White Truffle Enhanced Extra Virgin Olive Oil will fall

Butternut ”Linguine” with Blue Cheese Sauce, Crispy Bacon & Sage – Carey Boucher Erasmus

Carey Boucher Erasmus's Butternut ”Linguine” with Blue Cheese Sauce, Crispy Bacon & Sage Carey says: "Spiralize a small butternut and make this comforting and completely carb-free ”linguine” dish. Butternut, blue cheese, bacon and sage – a flavour combination I’ll never grow tired of. It’s timeless and damn delicious. The butternut ”linguine” nails the brief being perfectly

Roast Pork with Leeks & Fennel – Ina Paarman

Roast Pork with Leeks & Fennel – Ina Paarman I have known Ina Paarman for over 35 years.  I first met her when she was a lecturer at the Cape Technical College.  Her enthusiasm for teaching, to showing people the way in its most simple form and providing a whole range of food products which

Harissa-spiced roast butternut & red onion salad with cucumber-mint dressing – Lizet Hartley

Lizet Hartley's Harissa-spiced roast butternut & red onion salad with cucumber-mint dressing Lizet says: “Size does matter. I know this because I’m inordinately attracted to all things small – puppies, kittens, quail eggs, those teeny baby apples. Too cute for words. So when I spotted tiny red onions at Woolies on Friday, it was pretty

Morgenster revisited

Morgenster Manor House with its banks of hydrangeas & agapanthus I have such happy childhood memories of Morgenster, as you enter off Lourensford Road on the left is an open field which was used for polo playing in the early 1950s. My father was playing polo and we took a picnic. Also present, though I

Honey & Mustard Chicken Thighs – Sophia Lindop

Sophia Lindop's Honey & Mustard Chicken Thighs With our outdoorsy lifestyle we lead in summer, there is usually a braai fire involved.  If you are well prepared, you can make some fun food.  Sophia Lindop provides the answer, it's on the cover of her latest book, braai & potjie, flavours and traditions. A perfect Christmas

Leg of lamb with Honey Balsamic Shallots – Tracy Foulkes

Tracy Foulkes's Leg of Lamb with Honey Balsamic Shallots Trust Tracy Foulkes of NOMU Foods, former TV Chef, to come up with a truly simple mid-week supper that sits on the right side of utter deliciousness.  This is it.  The lamb and the umami flavours of the honey Balsamic Shallots work so well with the

Asian fried rice with five-spice chicken and red peppers – Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby's Asian Fried Ricewith five-spice Chicken and red peppers Dianne Bibby appeared on Expresso TV recently during a trip to Cape Town.  I love her food, it is always so colourful, aromatic and just bursts with flavour. Her Asian Fried Rice with five-spice Chicken works well with the recently launched Morgenster Italian

Herbed haddock & crème fraîche timballo – Sophia Lindop

Sophia Lindop's Herbed Haddock & Crème Fraîche Timballo Sophia Lindop excelled herself last year by producing two cookery books.  There are always exciting things going on in her kitchen, especally when she is entertaining tourists to Cape Town who have the chance, Chez Lindop, to eat some good Cape Food and drink some