Bill Granger, Gino D’Acampo, Heston Blumenthal and more…
By Andrea Pafitis-Hill and Ingrid Casson
(Simon and Schuster, R310)
Take two sassy American “sugar mommas” with wild imaginations and combine with good old-fashioned recipes. The result is a concoction of scrumptious desserts, cakes, pies, cookies and many more sweet treats. With a handy metric conversion chart included, need we tempt you more?
BILL’S EVERYDAY ASIAN
Bill Granger inspires foodies the world over with fresh recipes that embrace a sunny lifestyle and seasonality. His penchant for Asian flavours has been honed in this book which draws on his owncolourful travel experiences. Perfect a home-cooked dinner in Singapore, a businessman’s breakfast in Japan and tasty street food.
ITALIAN HOME BAKING
(Kyle Books, R308)
In Gino’s journey through Italy, you’ll be torn between which dish to do first – and if you can’t help but make the focaccia with mozzarella and basil leaves to eat alongside the spaghetti tart with pine kernels and rocket leaves, the good news is that there’s a recipe for low-fat chocolate and pineapple cake for dessert.
32 INSPIRATIONAL CHEFS
(Relais & Châteaux, R400)
From the traditional to the groundbreaking, these recipes from some of Africa’s finest Relais & Châteaux chefs celebrate enhancing the best of each region’s produce with skilful flair and finesse. If you want to knock ’em dead at your next dinner party, this is your perfect secret weapon!
HESTON BLUMENTHAL AT HOME
While Heston’s latest launch includes challenging dishes that call for extra time and reinforcements, comfort food like cauliflower macaroni cheese and pea and ham soup are among many of his surprisingly simple recipes – no liquid nitrogen required!
CAPE WINELANDS CUISINE
(Human & Rousseau, R450)
Dutch, Flemish, French Huguenot and German heritage is irresistibly combined in this beautiful book, which won Best Local Cuisine in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. With recipes like sweet-and-sour pumpkin and lamb stew, and asparagus and goat’s cheese soufflé, the rustic yet elegant feel is what we love about arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth.
* March 2012 prices