Few wine lovers have not tasted an Alto Wine, here are my thoughts on the Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, one of the great reds from the Estate...
Glen Carlou Vineyards The Curator’s Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2017, excellent with NOMU’s Pissaladière…
Made by grapes from the Darling Appellation, Glen Carlou Vineyards The Curator’s Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2017, is a crisp Autumn refresher...
De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2018, a perfect lunchtime wine with NOMU’s Honey Roasted Fig & Walnut Salad with Balsamic Chicken…
At the start of the journey from unoaked to seriously oaked, you will find the sublime De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay 2018.
Asara Vineyard Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2018, such a lovely lunch time partner with Nomu’s Quinoa & Herb Salad…
Asara's The Vineyard Collection offers single variety wines and blends. All sublime and ready for drinking. The Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is a stunner...
Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Promenade Pinotage 2016, a good match for Tracy Foulkes’s Pulled Pork Belly with Spicy Coleslaw…
From the hills of Durbanville, Wilhelm Coetzee's single vineyard Durbanville Hills Collector’s Reserve The Promenade Pinotage 2016...
A local artisanal Rum, a lively MCC and a serious red blend are on my final Advent Calendar #24 2018...
Two stunning reds and some delicious recipes for my Advent Calendar #14 2018...
Douglas Green Chenin Blanc 2018, so good with NOMU’s Ultimate Cheese Toastie with Smoky Chipotle Relish & Caramelised Onions…
Starting out 76 years ago and creating a legend, Douglas Green founded his eponymous company, there's Douglas Green Chenin Blanc 2018...
The Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc is made using a second fermentation in the bottle and lies on the lees for three month, creating a real fun fizz...
Perdeberg Classic Collection Merlot 2017, perfect partner to Tracy Foulkes’s Festive Vegetarian Wellington…
The Perdeberg Classic Collection Merlot 2017, part of a range of wines from this well known Winery. All gussied up in its new livery...
Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2017, meets Tracy Foulkes’s Candied Walnut & Pear Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing…
A superb example of a cool climate wine, Boela Gerber's Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc 2017. Enjoying the breezes off Atlantic & False Bay...
Perdeberg Classic Collection Chenin Blanc & Merlot – same deliciousness, dressed up to the nines in their new livery
The packaging for the Perdeberg Classic Collection Chenin Blanc & Merlot has been gussied up, the wine inside stunners as always.
De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2018, perfect with Tracy Foulkes’s Roasted Egyptian Dukkah Spiced Aubergines, Goats Feta, Mint & Pomegranate Seeds…
Durbanville is well known for the quality of its Sauvignon Blancs. The De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Is a leader in the pack.
Simonsig Malan Family Selection Tiara 2012 is a fine Bordeaux style blend from one of Stellenbosch's Premier Wine Estates.
Groot Constantia Merlot 2015, a fine expression of the grape by Boela Gerber. Such a perfect food wine and great by the glass on its own.
Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc 2017, good with Tracy Foulkes’s Perfectly Easy Roast Chicken & Gravy – 20.11.2017
From a real cool region in terms of weather and fashion, The Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc 2017, made from grapes from Groot Phesantekraal.
Landskroon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 with Tracy Foulkes’s Candied Walnut & Pear Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing – 28.09.2017
Landskroon Sauvignon Blanc 2017 with Tracy Foulkes’s Candied Walnut & Pear Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing. Lovely summery wine for a crisp flavoursome summery salad.
Haute Cabrière Pinot Noir Reserve 2014 & Tracy Foulkes’s Balsamic & Roasted Garlic Glazed Duck – 21.06.2017
Haute Cabrière, specialists in Pinot Noir, present a fine expression of the 2014 vintage.
Groot Constantia Pinotage 2015 & Tracy Foulkes’s Leg of Lamb with Honey Balsamic Shallots – 16.06.2017
From the cradle of the South African Wine industry, Boela Gerber's Groot Constantia Pinotage 2015. Wonderful match with Tracy Foulke's Lamb
Landskroon Pinotage 2014 & Tracy Foulkes’s Whole Roasted Butternut With & Simple Balsamic Reduction – 26.05.2017
Landskroon Pinotage 2014 Pinotage, the iconic South African grape, was created in the late 1920s. It was not until some 30 years later, that grapes from Bellevue Wine Estate were bottled as Pinotage under the Lanzerac label. Pinotage lay quiet until the 1970s when the pioneers of modern Pinotage starting producing wines from easy quaffers
Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 &Tracy Foulkes’s Lamb Chops with Chimichurri – 17.05.2017
Perdeberg The Dry Land Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 The Perdeberg Winery does wine the hard way. Most of their supplier vineyards are dry land farmed bush vines. This means smaller bunches and smaller berries. Smaller berries result in a higher ratio of skin to juice, adding colour, aroma and flavour. A couple of years ago,
Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc 2016 & Tracy Foulkes’s Fresh Pea Pesto & Ricotta Bruschetta – 24.03.2017
Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc 2016 picture from wine.co.za When talking about Chenin Blanc, I need to declare a love interest. When talking about Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc, there is an extra dollop of love put on top. I grew up on a wine farm where my father produced Chenin Blanc [or Steen as it was
KWV Abraham Perold Tributum 2012 & Tracy Foulkes’s Picanha Steak on Toasted Ciabatta with Mustard Cream – 14.03.2017
KWV Abraham Perold Tributum 2012 Abraham Perold was a legend in his time and left an indelible mark on the South African Wine Industry, not only for his creation of Pinotage, South Africa’s iconic wine grape. Abraham Perold In a tribute to Perold, KWV releases a wine, the current is the KWV Abraham Perold Tributum
Laborie Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs 2011 & Tracy Foulkes’s Crudité Platter with Sweet Potato Hummus – 28.02.2017
Laborie Méthode Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs 2011 There can’t be many wine farms on the main street of a town, and one of the longest main streets in the country too. Laborie Wine Farm is situated on the east facing slopes of the iconic Paarl mountain and reaches down the Paarl’s Main Road. Candlewood
Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2016 & Bush Vine Pinotage 2015 with Tracy Foulkes’s Crispy Pork Belly with Chocolate Hoisin Sauce – 26.01.2017
Niël Groenewald, Bellingham Winemaker I think we can safely call both Pinotage and Chenin Blanc South African grapes. Pinotage was created here in the late 1920s by Professor Abraham Perold. Chenin Blanc originated in the Loire Valley in France, though our plantations here are 6 times larger than the French and it is South Africa’s
KWV Classic Collection Shiraz 2015 & Tracy Foulkes’s Seared Tuna with Tomato & Olive Sauce – 20.01.2017
KWV The Classic Collection Shiraz 2015 With temperatures soaring into the thirties this week, if you are not a person who has ever chilled red wine, now is the time for you to experiment. Fridge reds are just brilliant, the flavours are enhanced, the drinking is easy and I find that it is easier to
Tracy Foulkes's Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Almond & Herb Drizzle Another stunning vegetarian dish by Tracy Foulkes. More and more I find wine goes really well with vegetarian dishes. Especially if weight for weight the two are equally balanced. Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Almond & Herb Drizzle 3 Small Cauliflower heads, stalks trimmed 1/4 cup
Tracy Foulkes's Kale & Asparagus Salad My grandmother used to grow kale in her vegetable garden so as a child in the mid 1950s, it was de rigueur at the dinner table. With the Low Carbs, High Fat diet, the vegetable seems to have come back into fashion once more. Here Tracy Foulkes, one of
Tracy Foulkes's Griddled Polenta with Mushrooms & Porcini Salt Tracy Foulkes - the chef behind the ideas at NOMU Foods, has a knack of getting maximum looks, aroma and flavour in her foods. She knows about wine too, being a girl from Robertson. Her food has enough flavour, as shown in this recipe, to match
Tracy Foulkes's Grape Schiciatta with rosemary oil A classical Italian bread with fresh grapes, so good now in grape season. And flavoured with Tracy's fabulous NOMU Foods products. Grape Schiciatta with rosemary oil 1 tbsp chopped rosemary leaves 1 clove garlic, skin on, lightly bruised ½ cup NoMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil 400g stone ground flour,
Pepper & Pomegranate Salad Tracy Foulkes is seriously into aroma, colour and flavour. She uses her fabulous NOMU products to great effect in her dishes. This one in an embodiment of summer. Lovely colours enticing food. Pepper & Pomegranate Salad A small handful of sunflower seeds 5 red peppers, halved and deseeded 5 yellow peppers,
Tracy Foulkes's Roast Chicken with charred leeks & herb pesto For a wine with full flavours like the KWV Classic Collection Chenin Blanc 2015, you need aroma and flavour. Tracy Foulkes is where you get it from with this stunning Chicken dish. I always think that Chenin and Chicken are a match made in heaven.
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
Tracy Foulkes's Beef Tagliata Tracy Foulkes is always a winner when it comes to finding on of her recipes to go with a wine. I wanted a summery beef salad to go with a slightly chilled DeWaal Merlot 2014. She provides, as she always does using her fabulous NOMU Foods products - a dream in
Tracy Foulkes's Raw Norwegian Salmon Salad One of my best things about Tray Foulkes is the ease with which her recipes work and the amount of colour, aroma and flavour she packs in. You don't need a degree in home economics to work them. The lovely NOMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from De Rust
Tracy Foulkes's Asian Pork Belly Taco Tracy Foulkes is not only a magician in the kitchen, she is able to create dishes which perfectly match the profile of a wine. Here she makes magic with the Marvelous Yellow 2015. Asian Pork Belly Taco Ingredients Pork belly 500g pork belly 100g coarse salt 4 cloves garlic,
Tracy Foulkes's BBQ Chicken Salad Tracy Foulkes prepares for Summer in early Spring and her flavour combinations using her NOMU creations are always palate filling. She pushes the boundaries of flavour so that a salad like this works really well with the La Bri Merlot 2013. BBQ Chicken Salad 4 deboned chicken thighs and/or breasts
Tracy Foulkes's Tomato & Lamb Bredie Pie Tracy Foulkes can be guaranteed to come up with a little 'new look' Bredie. Made with no bones and with a cheeky little pie crust on top, it is perfect for those cool early summer evenings. 1kg free range lamb cubes 4 tbsp flour 1 tbsp NoMU Sea
Tracy Foulkes's Lamb Chops with Chimichurri Chimichurri is a sauce which originates in Argentina. A mix of herbs, chili, garlic, olive oil and vinegar, it is used on meats from the Asado, the Argentinian Braai. Tracy Foulkes brings it home to South Africa with her own special riff on the original. Lamb Chops with Chimichurri
Tracy Foulkes's Baby Gem, Gorgonzola & Spicy Caramelised Pecan Nut Salad If ever there was a cook in the Cape who can come up with the right dish at the right time, it is Tracy Foulkes. If you want comforting warming food in winter, she will provide it. Bakes and cakes and flavourings, she is
Truffled Gnocchi with Mushroom Ragu Vegetarian dishes are often overlooked when it comes to wine matches. Having had a son who at 9 declared himself a vegetarian, it came easy to us to use separate cooking pots and utensils and, in our restaurant, to buy a separate deep fryer for non vegetarian foods to keep
Oven roasted pork loin chops with sage, almond crumble & citrus glaze The perfectly paired flavours of sage and almond make this pork dish a yummy winter warmer. It is yet another Tracy Foulkes hit dish from the NOMU Foods Collection, that matches so well with a fine wine. That, and the fact
Tracy Foulkes's Indonesian Short Ribs with Plums Tracy Foulkes, creator of NoMU Foods, with her husband Paul Raphaely is a real clever clogs cook. Her food is innovative, different, colourful and packed with flavour given by her sublime food products. The Pinot Noir I have chosen to accompany this dish can happily take
Tracy Foulkes's NoMU Beef Bourguignon Tracy Foulkes, who started NoMU Foods in 2000, has an instinct for what you need in your kitchen. Her foods are on supermarket shelves around the world and y kitchen certainly would not be without NoMU Foods on the shelves. This is classic Tracy. Beef Bourguignon 2 kg
Brick Chicken Brick chicken is named after the bricks, which are placed on top of the chicken while it is cooking in the pan! I saw steaks being grilled under weights on TV and thought I would try with chicken. What I did not know was that it was quite a well known Italian way
Tracy Foulkes's Asian Pork Belly Kebabswith Sticky Plum Sauce Glaze Tracy Foulkes is the heart and soul behind NoMU. Her passion for flavour inspired her to start the company in December 2000 in a very small, front room of her home in central Cape Town. Her love of spices and the stylish, uncomplicated
Tracy Foulkes's Crispy Fish, Caulifower Purée, caramelised onions 1 head of cauliflower, trimmed and roughly chopped 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 250ml single cream 1 litre hot water 2 tbsp NoMU Chicken Fond 2 tbsp butter, cubed NoMU Sea Salt 2 shallots, thinly sliced 2 tbsp NoMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil 75g butter
Potato, Thyme & Goats Cheese Pizza Basic pizza dough 700g stone ground 'strong' flour 10g instant fast acting yeast 2 tsp fine salt 2 tsp caster sugar 460ml warm water Potato, Thyme & Goat's Cheese Topping 100ml NoMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil 12 sprigs of thyme, leaves pulled off 1 clove garlic,
French Shallot Tarte Tatin with a Goat's Cheese Fondant Tart 15 shallots, peeled 2 tbsp olive oil 3 large garlic cloves, unpeeled and bruised A few sprigs of thyme 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp sugar Good quality puff pastry 125g caster sugar 75g butter 1 tbsp water NoMU Just Salt NoMU Just