Mourad Lahlou, Sarah Graham, Donna Hay and more…
By Andrea Pafitis-Hill
(Struik Lifestyle, R230)
What began as Sarah Graham’s food blog, afoodieliveshere.wordpress. com, has resulted in this cookbook that offers simple and easy food with great visual appeal. Recipes include heart-warming South African dishes like butter chicken bunny chows and the aptly named baie lekker bobotie.
THE MEAT FREE MONDAY COOKBOOK
(Kyle Books, R328)
The Meat Free Monday campaign was launched by Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney to show the great benefits to eating less meat. With contributions by renowned chefs and celebrities like Giorgio Locatelli, Yotam Ottolenghi and Vivienne Westwood, this cookbook has appetising dishes that may have you opting to go meat free not just on Mondays.
MOURAD: NEW MOROCCAN
Accidental chef Mourad Lahlou abandoned his economics degree to open Aziza in San Francisco, the only Moroccan restaurant in North America to be awarded a Michelin star. Mourad’s recipes are rich in tradition, yet contemporary in style. With his wonderful blend of spices used in simple dishes like the lentil soup right through to the lamb shank with spiced prunes and brown butter faro, the fragrant aromas almost waft off the pages.
ITALIAN FOOD SAFARI
(Hardie Grant Books, R419)
Filled with a mosaic of down-toearth dishes that are all about ‘la dolce vita’, Italian Food Safari has been lovingly compiled by award-winning journalist and foodie Maeve O’Meara and Australian chef and restaurant owner Guy Grossi. The delightful cookery proverbs woven among classic recipes like osso buco and saltimbocca are great reminders of that famous Italian charm.
READY FOR DESSERT: MY BEST RECIPES
(Jacqui Small, R434)
A ‘dessert bible’ for all skill levels, Ready for Dessert comes complete with handy tips on recipe variations and how far in advance each dish can be made and will keep for. A pastry chef who worked for 12 years at the well-known Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, David Lebovitz is also the creator of award-winning food blog, www.davidlebovitz.com.
(Hardie Grant Books, R350)
Drool-factor food styling and the best recipes from donna hay magazine come together in Seasons… a must to add to your cookbook collection!
* April 2012 prices