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A classic South African smoked snoek pate recipe

This recipe for a classic South African smoked snoek pate comes from Isabella Niehaus’s beautiful new cookbook ‘Duinhuis’ (Dune House). The book – which is…

Chocolate marshmallow sweetie pies, a South African classic

Marshmallow sweetie pies are an iconic South African sweet treat and the stuff that confectionary dreams are made of. Snappy chocolate domes smother pillowy marshmallow…

Miso salmon & cucumber salad

There are a few things I use as a metric to judge a cookbook, and one of these is how urgently I feel the need…

Mussels steamed in orange and fennel

A friend who was flipping through my second cookbook ‘sweet’ remarked at how many recipes I had with oranges in them. I hadn’t particularly noticed…

orange & campari cake

This orange and Campari cake comes from one of my all-time favourite cookbooks ‘Polpo’ by Russell Norman. Not only is it the most exquisitely designed…

Decadent chocolate & pine nut tart

This decadent and utterly delicious chocolate tart is the only one you will ever need. I’ve added pine nuts to break the intense chocolate and…