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...

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...

Top of the Hill Pinotage from DeWaal Wines & South Africa’s oldest Pinotage Vineyard, Tracy Foulkes obliges with her Vegetarian Wellington – 26.02.2018

Top of the Hill Pinotage 2015 from South Africa's oldest Pinotage Vineyard, planted in 1950 by the father and uncle of the present owner Pieter de Waal. A truly fine food wine, good with many fully flavoured foods...

La Bri Chardonnay 2016 , great match with Tracy Foulkes’s Honey Roasted Fig & Walnut Salad With Balsamic Chicken – 19.01.2018

La Bri Chardonnay 2016 La Bri Vineyards in Franschhoek is set amongst the most impressive mountains which go straight up into the sky in the south eastern corner of this most beautiful wine region. It is blessed with the most perfect little Cape Dutch style Manor house and a cutting-edge technology in its winery.  Irene

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 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,

Spice Route Chakalaka 2014 & Tracy Foulkes’s Cassoulet with Lamb & Rosemary Sausage Toulouse Saucisson & Crunchy Breadcrumbs – 05.05.2017

Spice Route Chakalaka 2014 Chakalaka is a Zulu word which we have taken to name a rich and spicy sauce. It is also the Spice Route Chakalaka’s name – a rich and spicy blend of 41% Syrah, 17% Carignan, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache Noir, 10% Petite Sirah [no relation to Shiraz] and 7% Tannat. Charl

De Wetshof Mèthode Cap Classique Brut 2009 & Tracy Foulkes’s Goat’s Cheese Bruschetta – 11.04.2017

The De Wet Family, Peter, Gera, Johann, Lesca & Danie The Robertson Valley is a place of summers of sunshine and cold wet winters.  In the summer cooling breezes ameliorate the heat in the vineyards allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and to pack in the flavour while they are doing it. The De Wet

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

Crispy Pork Belly & Chocolate Hoisin Sauce – Tracy Foulkes

Crispy Pork Belly and Chocolate Hoisin Sauce – Tracy Foulkes Tracy Foulkes is one crafty lady.  She and her husband Paul Raphaely are owners of Nomu Foods. Tracy's unique approach to food has made her the princess of the pots beloved by many for the extraordinary flavours she brings to your kitchen with the fabulous

Whole Roast Tandoori Chicken with Apricot & Coriander Chutney – Tracy Foulkes

Tracy Foulkes's Whole Roast Tandoori Chicken with Apricot & Coriander Chutney Ever inventive and on the cutting edge of food, Tracy Foulkes offers this sublime dish using her NOMU products. Whole Roast Tandoori Chicken with Apricot & Coriander Chutney Marinade ½ C (125 ml) Greek style yoghurt 2 Tbsp (30 ml) tomato paste 1 Tbsp

Baby gem, gorgonzola & spicy caramelised pecan nut salad – Tracy Foulkes

Tracy Foulkes's Baby gem, gorgonzola & spicy caramelised pecan nut salad Tracy Foulkes is the heart and soul behind NOMU Foods which supplies a large range of fabulous products making life in the kitchen.  Her website is below the biography at the end of this post, well worth a visit. Baby gem, gorgonzola & spicy

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Almond & Herb Drizzle – Tracy Foulkes

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

February 24th, 2016|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Griddled Polenta with Mushrooms & Porcini Salt – Tracy Foulkes

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

Grape Schiciatta with rosemary oil – Tracy Foulkes

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

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,

Roast Chicken with charred leeks & herb pesto – Tracy Foulkes

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.

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

Grilled Nectarine & Lentil Salad with Parma ham – Tracy Foulkes

Tracy Foulkes's Grilled Nectarine & Lentil Salad with Parma ham With summer, we are fortunate to have the most amazing array of wonderful fruit available.  Especially early in the season with the wonderful nectarines, white fleshed peaches and apricots.  Tracy Foulkes, that most innovative of cooks, comes up with some quirky salad recipes which are

November 1st, 2015|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , |

Calamari & Rustic Chips – Tracy Foulkes

Tracy Foulkes's Calamari & Rustic Chips Tracy Foulkes is the food powerhouse behind NOMU Foods.  She creates products which add so much to your kitchen raft of flavourings, dressings, bakes and and and... Here she creates everyone's favourite, Calamari with an array of rough cut potato and sweet potato chips. 3 large floury potatoes 3

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: , , , |

Oven roasted pork loin chops with sage almond crumble & citrus-glaze – Tracy Foulkes NOMU

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

Indonesian Short Ribs with Plums – Tracy Foulkes of NoMU Foods

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

Asian Pork Belly Kebabs with Sticky Plum Sauce Glaze – Tracy Foulkes

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

Risotto Milanese with Osso Bucco & Gremolata – Tracy Foulkes NoMU

Risotto Milanese with Osso Bucco & Gremolata Traditionally Risotto Milanese is made with saffron and beef marrow, however, I have omitted the marrow in this recipe as the wonderfully rich, slow-cooked osso bucco adds more than enough irresistible flavour! for the osso bucco 4 large or 8 smaller slices of osso bucco flour for

August 15th, 2014|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Crispy Fish on a Cauliflower Puree with Caramelized Onions – Tracy Foulkes NoMU

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

Chorizo Chicken with Rosa Tomatoes – Tracy Foulkes NoMU

Chicken Chorizo with Rosa Tomatoes Ingredients 1 tbsp NoMU Chicken Fond 250ml hot water 8 free range chicken thighs NoMU Sea Salt NoMU Extra Virgin Olive oil for rubbing NoMU Duck & Poultry Grinder, Poultry Rub or Roast Rub 1 large red onion or 3 shallots, sliced 1 Spanish chorizo sausage, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed ¼ cup