There is no time like the present to try a new recipe and we have nine recipes below from three great cookbooks. From the Turkish Chicken Pies to a Loaded Hummus, there is sure to be something that tantalizes your tastebuds…
Delish Sisters by Kate Lund and Rebecca Lund
Rebecca and Kate Lund, aka The Delish Sisters, are constantly inspired by the everchanging food industry and love to create beautiful food experiences for clients, friends and family. They enjoy experimenting with new and exotic spices and ingredients, and encouraging people to be a bit adventurous, and in turn see that it’s so simple to do themselves too! Rebecca and Kate’s recipes are fresh, wholesome, colourful, seasonal and ‘mostly healthy’. There are more indulgent dishes and treats, but they keep the eating experience balanced and as inclusive as possible – there are plenty of sugar-free, glutenfree recipes, delicious vegetarian options and tasty vegan food.
Knowing the origins of our food is important and they have developed recipes that make use of ‘whole foods’ and celebrate the least refi ned versions of ingredients. They love what they do, where they live and the power that food has to bring people together.
Delish Sisters – Tasty Food Made With Love is clear evidence of this and is a must for anyone who enjoys delicious, well-balanced meals shared with friends and family.
A Taste of South Africa by Sharon Lurie
After highly successful outings with her first two books, Sharon Lurie, aka the Kosher Butcher’s Wife, decided that it was time to make it official and combine the influences of her culinary inheritance, i.e. cooking kosher as a proud South African. As she says, South African cuisine is as deliciously diverse as its inhabitants, from the many indigenous peoples to the waves of immigrants and settlers who have made the southern part of Africa their home.
In her latest book, A Taste of South Africa with the Kosher Butcher’s Wife, Sharon takes the home cook on an adventure encompassing many of the country’s diverse and iconic dishes, including traditional South African food with a Jewish twist. This book not only includes meat and non-dairy recipes but mouth-watering dairy dishes to dive into. And in her imitable style, Sharon will keep you laughing along the way.
Cape Mediterranean by Ilse van der Merwe
In contemporary South Africa, especially in the Western Cape, so many of us love long lunch tables that start with breads and spreads, going into smaller bites or tapas, onto generous salads and vegetable dishes served alongside beautiful roasts or freshly grilled seafood. We savour the process of coming together around a table, many times next to a fire, sharing conversations and creating new memories.
Cape Mediterranean focuses on these gatherings, not heritage food nor nostalgia. Cape Mediterranean cooking is a South African style of cooking and entertaining influenced by one of the oldest and arguably also the healthiest cuisines in the world. It has developed naturally within the Western Cape due to its Mediterranean climate and the abundance of classic Mediterranean-style local produce.
This book features more than 75 delectable recipes, from breads, dips and tapas, to lavish salads, succulent roasts, freshly made pastas and heavenly desserts. The recipes bring seasonal produce to the fore and the balance of dishes and ease of preparation will have you inviting friends and family over in no time to share in this veritable bounty.