Jamie Oliver, Justin Bonello, Michele Cranston and more…
By Ingrid Casson and Belinda dos Santos
MARIE CLAIRE FRESH + EASY
Michele Cranston’s new book will have you salivating after just a few pages. Recipes are fresh and light, such as Sichuan pork with orange fennel saladand baked chai custards.
(Human & Rousseau, R265)
Maia du Plessis and Simon Scarboro give farm food a chic revamp on the 250-year-old Halfaampieskraal farm. Try out ouma’s velvet pudding and koringbier (wheat beer), salmon blinis and lamb’s liver and pork belly terrine.
HELP! THERE’S A STOVE IN MY
KITCHEN (Struik Lifestyle, R160)
This is the book for anyone about to set up home for the first time. Annabel Frere’s recipes are lively and on trend. Find inspiration among these quick ideas for chicken pie, egg-fried rice, chilled lemon tart and more.
JUSTIN BONELLO COOKS… FOR FRIENDS
We like Justin Bonello’s new grown-up image: fewer hangovers mean more time for him to conjure up stuffed mushroom sandwiches; biltong, leek and asparagus quiches; and tomato lamb potjie with gnocchi, all delivered with his get-stuck-in cooking style that stays true to SA flavours.
LET’S CELEBRATE – INSPIRATIONAL DÉCOR & FOOD
Allison Brand and Debbie O’Flaherty are two Joburg girls who know how to throw a good party. Included are menus, recipes and loads of photographic inspiration.
JAMIE’S GREAT BRITAIN
Jamie Oliver’s latest book pays homage to his British roots and reminds us why we liked him in the first place: his food. Master feel-good classics like bacon butty, Kate & Wills’ wedding pie, jammy coconut sponge and chocolate pots.
* January 2012 prices