January 16, 2019

Favorite recipe of all time.

That's the best way I can sum up today's featured post.

Back in the days that I ran my cooking schools both in South Africa and Israel, my Indian-themed class was undoubtedly my most successful, and this lesson plan was repeated at least...

September 12, 2018

My closest friend and I were born literally hours apart, in the same Johannesburg hospital, and both our mothers and grandmothers had been friends for years.

Our lives have been intertwined for a lifetime but, despite our commonalities, we've always differed in our ap...

August 8, 2018

I bet I'm not the only one who regularly makes at least four, entirely different meals to keep everyone in the family happy.

One family member is a recently converted vegetarian and is adamant that nothing meaty can come within 30cm of her plate. Another will eat chic...

April 11, 2018

Post-Pesach, and everyone is weighing up the damage, and talking about 'get set for summer' diets.

Now, thanks to this simply delicious Lemon & Pepper Chicken recipe, you can have your (cake) schnitzel and eat it without worrying about the consequences. 

Sure to appe...

December 13, 2017

There's something magical about Channuka in Israel.

I love the ritual of public candle lighting in obscure like the supermarket, and the bank, and the way customers and passersby stop to sing and join in.

I love how this happy holiday coincides with the newly, vibran...

August 2, 2017

Last week's newsletter included utterly delicious - and unashamedly decadent - secrets to producing ultimate Mars Bar Squares and Chocolate Crunch Cookies.

"I hope your next newsletter will feature a more calorie-conscious recipe," remarked a sensibly slim shopper ste...

May 31, 2017

Hands up if you're part of the 14% of the population genetically programmed to taste cilantro/coriander as soap.

Now keep your hands up if, when a recipe calls for this contentious herb, you use parsley as an alternative. There's your mistake. Yes, parsley and cilantr...

May 3, 2017

There's an unwritten - but widely known - rule in the United States that you shouldn't wear white after Labor Day.

I bet if I dug deep enough I'd find a rule discouraging sharing curry recipes after the start of May.

I admit I debated the wisdom of this timing.

On t...

March 1, 2017

'Sheet pan meals' are the hottest topic on the recipe blogging scene and it's easy to understand the appeal.

What's not to love about a recipe that uses just one baking pan, can be cooked and ready to serve in under 30 minutes, and easily stretches to feed a crowd?

(...

January 25, 2017

My 17-year old son and friends arranged a spontaneous BBQ recently, pooling all their spare change, and heading to the supermarket to buy the cheapest meat they could find.

I was entrusted with marinading their purchase - scrawny chicken wings that were so poorly pluc...

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