Nativo Wine & Food pairing – a truly interesting look at an approach by Alan Hughes, Florida Chef…

Alan Hughes, Argentinian, Floridian, quirky, passionate chef Alan Hughes, brother of Billy who owns Nativo Wines visited South Africa recently to visit his brother. This lovely talkative amusing and talented chef gave us an evening of pure delight as he prepared dish for dish to match Billy's Organic White Blends and the Red Blends.  Tasting

Eggplant Parmigiana – Roberta Muir

Eggplant Parmigiana Roberta Muir says: "Despite the name, which suggests a connection with the northern Italian town of Parma, this dish is typically southern Italian. It’s traditional to Naples and the surrounding countryside, which is famous for the delicate fresh mozzarella made from buffalo milk, and also popular in Calabria and Sicily. The name may

Quinoa, chard & halloumi salad – Dianne Bibby

Quinoa, chard & halloumi salad by Dianne Bibby Dianne says, "Clean and uncomplicated. Brimming with nutritional super-powers, this textural quinoa salad bowl is given a flavour boost with pan-seared halloumi. Light and fresh, yet completely satisfying. Made with equal quantities red and white quinoa, flash-fried chard, roasted pumpkin seeds and of course, everyone’s favourite cheese,

November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

Balsamic & Roasted Garlic glazed Duck – Tracy Foulkes

Tracy Foulkes's Balsamic & Roasted Garlic glazed Duck Tracy Foulkes is a powerhouse of fresh and brilliant food ideas.  Using the products of her company NOMU Foods, which she develops herself, you can always be assured of brilliant colours, aromas and punchy modern flavours. Balsamic & Roasted Garlic glazed Duck 4 duck breasts, deboned and

September 10th, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Maple & mustard glazed gammon with star anise & orange plum sauce – Dianne Bibby

Di Bibby's Maple & mustard glazed gammon with star anise & orange plum sauce Dianne Bibby is a former fashion designer turned cook. She spends her time developing recipes and teaching group cooking classes. Her Gammon is just so seasonal with the plum sauce, and perfect for Christmas. Serves 6 – 8 2

Lamb, Navarin de Mouton

French Lamb CasseroleNavarin de Mouton With the weather not quite deciding whether to switch to summer mode, I offer my French Lamb casserole.  This recipe uses a style of French cooking as pioneered by Julia Child in the 1960s for the American market.  I often use her ideas as a basis for my

November 14th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , |