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Category Archives: On the bookshelf

Cookbook reviews

  • Alida Ryder my go to food blogger

    Have you ever had a moment where you’re leaving the office and have no clue what to make for dinner? I have those moments more often than I’d like to admit to in recent times (read the last year). After … Continue reading

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  • Sarah Graham’s Home – food from my kitchen

    Sarah Graham’s third cookbook found it’s way to my door, via stealthy PR peeps of course, a couple of weeks ago. It then travelled with me on a weekend away to Cape Town and to Dullstroom, where I finally had time … Continue reading

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  • Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume

    Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume  by Silvena Rowe is a cookbook I picked up purely because of it’s cover. It is a compilation of recipes from Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, born out of rediscovering her Ottoman roots, her father was Turkish, and … Continue reading

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  • The Little Paris Kitchen

    I read a recipe book as I do a novel, first page to last before I even attempt any of the recipes.  I even take recipe book when I travel, it’s well worth its weight. Just before my last trip I was sent … Continue reading

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  • Confessions of a Hungry Woman

    Despite not having finished reading it yet, I just had to share my latest cookbook purchase because I am enjoying it so much. I’m having a tell someone, well tell everyone, moment. Introducing Confessions of a Hungry Woman My nose … Continue reading

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  • Cooked in Africa

    A couple of weeks ago I was part of the blogger judges that were invited to judge the Jo’burg auditions of Ultimate Braai Master. It was a great morning tasting the good, the bad and the phenomen giblets & chicken … Continue reading

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  • Savour

    Courtesy: Yummy Thymes blog I’m in the process of discovering the bond between food and language in Savour. Savour is a collaboration between Marc Hirschowitz (Events extraordinaire), Karen Alsfine (Creative writer come creative cook), and Estelle Sacharowitz (Cuisine concocter). Each chapter is named a descriptive word that … Continue reading

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  • Paletas

    Just received a recipe book as a gift it has recipes on Mexican summer treats called Paletas: Authentic recipes for Mexican Ice Pops,Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas by Fany Gerson. Perfect timing for summer treat fun. I’ve perused the book and first … Continue reading

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  • A week in The Kitchen

    I’m loving the store display at Exclusive Books in The Zone Rosebank this week, it’s gone all foodie. It was there that I picked up Karen Dudley’s A week in The Kitchen.The book gives the reader a look into, as … Continue reading

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