South African Recipes: Traditional South African Beef Biltong

According to the Webster’s College Dictionary, biltong can be defines as; “biltong(n.)ˈbɪlˌtɔŋ, -ˌtɒŋ (in South Africa) strips of lean meat dried in the open air.” From this definition only one thing is certain an that is that the authors of the  Webster’s Collage Dictionary never had the pleasure of tasting a piece of traditional South African biltong. If they had, they would also have been hooked on the taste like millions of other people from around the globe. For those of you who does not know what I am talking about please click the following link quickly Biltong – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and return to make this delicious meaty snack. First you will need to make the spice mixture: Download your … Read More

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Italian Inspired Cooking Adventure Weekend, 6 & 7 December 2014

Join me and my wife on 6 and 7 December 2014 for a weekend celebration of FOOD, WINE and LIFE on a Italian inspired cooking adventure weekend. We will be sharing our love affair with slow food, the Italian way and during the two days you will participate in Italian sausage making, pizza and bread baking in a wood fired oven, pasta making, yogurt culturing and so much more. Best of all, you will be cooking and feasting as we use the fresh ingredients in authentic Mediterranean recipes that include: Nonna Giulia’s Pizza Dough (1) Pizza Doug (2) – Roman Style Pizza Dough (3) – Neapolitan Style Tomato Topping for Pizza Tuscan Country Bread Homemade Egg Pasta Homemade Ricotta Cheese … Read More

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Risotto: How to?

In response to; “A Risotto in Winter: The trick with risotto is learning how to cook it right, which takes a certain amount of … “.     Looks great, but the actual risotto seams more than a bit “al dente” or in plain terms, raw.   Risotto in the true Northern Italian way should be creamy and lusciously  smooth! Try my simple, yet authentic Risotto recipe, (with variations): Basic Risotto Recipe Enjoy!

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Le Creuset: The power of the colour orange

It is said that orange is the most flamboyant color on the planet! That it can be tied with warmth and organic products. Most important for me is that orange is associated with a new dawn in attitude. About a month ago I bought two bottles of Zonnebloem blanc de blanc wine at a local supermarket. After I received my till slip, the cashier handed me a Zonnebloem competition coupon from the till. For the first time in my life I entered a competition like this by sending in a reference number by SMS. I forgot about it until a week ago when I received a phone call. I was informed that I have just won a Le Creuset giftcard to … Read More

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Umbrian Porchetta Recipe (Herb Scented Pork Roast)

After a tweeting session with Werner Els ( @CabernetCasanova ) about pork recipes I promised him the following rural pork dish from Italy.   I had it at a market Umbria and it changed the way I looked at pork forever. Do not be intimidated or fooled by the excessive amounts of herbs and spices used. It mellows down to transform into the perfect balance of taste. Please let me know what you think!   Porchetta (Herb Scented Pork Roast) Recipe

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South African Recipes Part 2: Traditional South African Beef Biltong / Tradisionele Beesbiltong

According to the Webster’s College Dictionary, biltong can be defines as; “biltong(n.)ˈbɪlˌtɔŋ, -ˌtɒŋ (in South Africa) strips of lean meat dried in the open air.”   From this definition only one thing is certain an that is that the authors of the  Webster’s Collage Dictionary never had the pleasure of tasting a piece of traditional South African biltong. If they had, they would also have been hooked on the taste like millions of other people from around the globe. For those of you who does not know what I am talking about please click the following link quickly Biltong – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and return to make this delicious meaty snack. First you will need to make the spice mixture: traditional-south-african-biltong-spice-mixture-recipe … Read More

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