Ariana Bundy, Karen Dudley, Jared Ingersoll and more…
By Andrea Pafitis-Hill
(Human & Rousseau, R200)
François Ferreira heads up the Eden School of Culinary Arts in George and is bailli délégué (chairman) of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs for South Africa. Following on the success of Home Cooking, Occasions is filled with honest and from-the-heart dishes suited to every kind of get-together.
(Murdoch Books, R314)
Paging through Jared Ingersoll’s recipes will make life’s daily stresses seem a million miles away as you get lost in drool factor dishes like slow-roasted pork shoulder and ‘The boys’ macaroni and cheese.
POMEGRANATES AND ROSES
(Simon & Schuster, R323)
Although she was raised in New York and London, it’s clear that Ariana Bundy’s roots are firmly Persian as she captivates the senses with evocative and fragrant dishes. Her suggestions combine sweet, savoury, flowery and fiery ingredients to create intriguing recipes such as aubergine conserve scented with rose water, and chicken with oranges and saffron.
WARM BAGELS & APPLE STRUDEL
(Kyle Books, R434)
Ditch the guilt and dig into classic Jewish comfort food that’s full of nostalgia. Ruth Joseph and Simon Round have compiled recipes lovingly handed down from generation to generation of Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jewish mothers. With knishes, bourekas and lokschen pudding among the temptations on offer, this is gather-the-family-roundthe- table fare to linger over.
HEAVENLY & HEALTHY FOODS
(R240 excl. postage)
Nestled in the KZN Midlands, Brookdale Health Hydro advocates “small lifestyle changes that will have a significant and lasting benefit”. Their cookbook features scrumptious recipes as well as a surprisingly appealing 21-day eating plan for those needing to bring their wellness back into balance. Available at Brookdale Health Hydro or online at www.brookdale.co.za/heavenly-healthy.
A WEEK IN THE KITCHEN
As she stands behind a counter stacked with platters of mouthwatering food, her black-rimmed glasses and ready smile are part of what make Karen Dudley’s renowned Woodstock eatery, The Kitchen, feel like your favourite aunt’s house, where you’re always welcome to grab a bite. A Week in The Kitchen offers a hearty slice of delicious food, warmth and laughter during a week in November 2011 when delish dishes like coronation chicken, Gorgonzola fig tart and sesame yoghurt cardamom cake were the order of the day.
* July 2012 prices