Flame haute. The original colour of Le Creusetâ€™s cookware has been bringing its flame hot style, quality and colour to kitchens since 1934. When they turn up the heat in MasterChefSA, our cookware will be there to help keep everything under control. Bring the world famous Le Creuset Flame cast iron cookware range into your kitchen and cook like a MasterChef. Cookware supplier to MasterChef SA. Visit www.lecreuset.co.za, or call our customer helpline on 086 177 3321. Find us on Facebook: Le Creuset South Africa
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SPIER CREATIVE BLOCK
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts
Spierâ€™s award-winning wines blended from select vineyard blocks. Spier Creative Block wines take their name from a Spier Arts Academy* project that combines artworks from different artists to create something unique. These wines are constructed in much the same way. Our winemaking team selects grapes from various vineyard blocks. They are blended to create wines far greater than the sum of its parts. * Spier Arts Academy aims to stimulate and support the South African Art community. The Creative Block project invites artists, both established and emerging, to create artworks on small blank blocks. Collectors can select, arrange and rearrange these to create a new whole. Find out more at www.spier.co.za wanteddesign.co.za
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CONTENTS JUNE 2012
EVERYDAY EASY 16 SEASONAL KITCHEN
Food Editor Abigail Donnelly uses the most universal of fruits – apples – in everything from pancakes to pie. 92 WEEKDAY FOOD
Phillippa Cheifitz’s delicious day-to-day dinners take the guesswork out of midweek meal-planning. 116 RECIPE BONANZA
Abigail Donnelly assembles a feast of 50 foolproof recipes. SPECIAL TREAT 66 A CONSUMING PASSION
Pezula’s executive chef Geoffrey Murray wows visitors with laid-back fare at his new Garden Route bistro. 72 DADDY'S GIRL
Chef Reuben Riffel cooks a meal for the ladies in his life. 78 IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER
The opening of a new restaurant on the historic De Grendel Estate is cause for celebration.
COVER PHOTOGRAPH JAN RAS PRODUCTION ABIGAIL DONNELLY
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ON THE MENU 25 WHAT'S COOKING?
Your handy guide to new restaurants, ingredients, foodie gifts and ideas. 42 CONFESSIONS OF A HUNGRY WOMAN
Sam Woulidge adores the comfort of a well-thumbed handwritten recipe book. 44 COUNTRY COOK
Mariana Esterhuizen elevates the humble beetroot to ingredient du jour. 104 FOOD STUFF
Our guide to really good cooking with Woolworths' latest products. www.tastemag.co.za
GOING PLACES 84 10 REASONS TO VISIT PRAGUE
Marlet le Roux extols the culinary virtues of the majestic city of Prague. COOK LIKE A PRO 52 TREND
Luke Dale-Roberts puts the pressure cooker back in the limelight. 58 OVEN BASICS
Abigail Donnelly goes the whole hog with rib-sticking roasts. 100 HOW TO
Chef Liam Tomlin demonstrates the jointing of a chicken in six easy steps. 110 JUST ADD EGGS
Baking’s a breeze with Woolworths’ new range of cake and dessert kits, as students from the ICA prove. 128 LAST COURSE
Reader Candice le Noury’s decadent chocolate fudge cake takes the third finalist’s spot in our World’s Best Cake competition.
GOOD FOR YOU 108 RICOTTA, FIVE WAYS
Hannah Lewry puts the low-fat cheese through its tasty paces. SOMETHING TO SIP 48 THREE MEN AND A LADY
MasterChef SA judge Pete Goffe-Wood pairs a wholesome three-course feast with Razvan Macici and Allan Mullins’ Nederburg wine blends. JUST FOR YOU 14 FEEDBACK
The writer of our winning letter receives a R500 Woolworths gift card, plus six bottles of Nederburg wine. 40 WIN A HAMPER OF THE LATEST COOKBOOKS
124 WIN A LUXURIOUS STAY IN MOZAMBIQUE
One lucky couple will enjoy a three-night stay at the Matemo Island Resort in Mozambique to the value of R40 000. 128 WIN A KENWOOD TITANIUM CHEF MIXER
Share your cake recipe and stand in line to win the ultimate kitchen tool. EVERY MONTH 12 FROM THE TEAM 46 SUBSCRIBE AND WIN
Stand a chance of winning an AEG Pressure Cooker to the value of R999. 126 RECIPE INDEX & STOCKISTS
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TRIED & TESTED
Our recipes now have the Silwood stamp of approval! Students from the esteemed cookery school work overtime in the TASTE kitchen, double-testing our recipes to ensure they’re 100% flop-proof.