Merlot Report 2017: Call for entries

Entries for the Merlot Report 2017 are now open. Wines will be tasted blind by a three-person panel consisting of Christian Eedes as chairman as well as Roland Peens and James Pietersen, both of Wine Cellar, Cape Town merchants and cellarers of fine wine. An entry fee of R495 per wine applies and entries close […]

May 22, 2017
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Recipe: Roast chicken

How to do Sunday lunch perfectly. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 x 1.5kg chicken, giblets removed 1 lemon, quartered 4 cloves of garlic, whole 15g fresh thyme 4 sprigs parsley 2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil 2 onions, quartered 2 carrots, peeled and halved 2 leeks, halved salt and freshly ground pepper Method: Preheat oven to 200°C […]

May 9, 2017
by Christian
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Recipe: Tandoori chicken and cucumber wraps

This Indian inspired meal is healthy, tasty and easy to make. Serves 4 Ingredients: Wraps 1 cup (250ml) bread flour ½ tsp (2.5ml) salt ½ tsp (2.5ml) baking powder 15g butter ¼ cup (60ml) warm water Filling 400g skinless chicken thighs, deboned and thinly sliced 2 tbsp (30ml) Tandoori paste ½ cup (125ml) Greek yoghurt […]

April 25, 2017
by Christian
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Recipe: Salmon and basil pasta

Easy to prepare yet full flavoured. Serves 4 Ingredients: 350g penne pasta olive oil for frying 1 cup rosa tomatoes (12-15), halved 1 garlic clove, minced ½ cup (125ml) white wine or chicken stock 350g boneless, skinless salmon fillet, cut into bite-size pieces 2 tbsp (30ml) basil, chopped 1 tbsp (15ml) tarragon, chopped 2 tbsp […]

April 11, 2017
by Christian
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Recipe: Grilled kingklip with braised fennel and orange

Light but flavoursome. Serves 4 Ingredients: olive oil 4 x 180g kingkilp salt and pepper 4 baby fennel bulbs, washed and quartered juice of 2 oranges (1/2 cup) 1 tbsp (15ml) soy sauce 1 tsp (5ml) sesame seed oil 1 orange, segmented, to serve| 10g chives, finely chopped Method: Preheat oven to 180°C. Drizzle fish […]

March 31, 2017
by Christian
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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017: 51 – 100 list announced

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants yesterday released the 51 – 100 list as a teaser to the announcement of the top 50 for 2017 at a ceremony to be held in Melbourne next Wednesday. The Test Kitchen by Luke Dale-Roberts in Woodstock, Cape Town drops to No. 63 after being 22 last year while another […]

March 29, 2017
by Christian
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Recipe: Chicken Ceasar sandwich

Easy to prepare, this low GI meal makes for a healthy summertime lunch. Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 chicken breast fillets, skinless 2 tsp (10ml) olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 slices low GI bread (soy and linseed) 2 cos lettuces (or baby gem) For the dressing: 1 clove of garlic, crushed 2 […]

March 14, 2017
by Christian
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Recipe: Braaied lamb cutlets with salse verde

Salsa verde is vibrant, packed with flavour and can transform a simple dish into something extra tasty. Next time you have a braai use parsley, mint and basil to make your own salsa verde. Serves 4 Ingredients: Lamb: 12 lamb cutlets 2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil 1 tbsp (15ml) rosemary, finely chopped salt and freshly […]

February 14, 2017
by Christian
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