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Kyk na die voorskou van Hollywood in my huis - Leandie du Randt se jongste fliek

Gemaklik in jou eie lyfComfortable in Your Own SkinLeandie du Randt kraai koning(in) op Afrikaanse skerms. Van die kassie tot die silwerskerm, tydskrif rakke tot sosiale media bladsye – haar naam is oral.

Du Randt se boek, Gemaklik in jou eie lyf: Wees die beste jy, is dalk gerig op tienermeisies, maar dit bied wysheid en raad wat op enige vrou van toepassing kan wees.

Hanlie Retief het onlangs met Du Randt gesels om uit te vind wie die meisie met die verlengde blonde hare en dinamiese persoonlikheid nou eintlik is. “Kyk, moenie Little Miss Sun­shine op haar blonde spiraalkrulle takseer nie. Leandie is swaargewig, al weeg sy soveel soos drie Mariebeskuitjies,” skryf Retief.

Du Randt se jongste fliek – Hollywood in my huis – begin more landwyd in teaters draai. Sy speel die rol van Angeligue, die hoofpoppie van die skool en ook aan die stuur van die matriekafskeid-komitee. Sy kom uit een van die welaf-gesinne in die buurt. Sy weet alles én beter as enigeen en weet presies hoe om mense om haar pinkie te draai. As sy nie haar sin kry nie, word sy baie slinks.

Kyk na die voorskou van die fliek:

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Lees Retief se artikel om Du Randt beter te leer ken:

Hey girl! gooi Leandie haar fave Ivanka-lyn as sy kaalvoet naderstap, hierdie pop van ’n meisie met ’n strik in haar hare, plip-plip-plip op Stark Films se gepoleerde marmerwit sementvloer.

Howzit! Sy pluk so ’n lekker Brakpan-twang uit dié lyn van haar Binnelanders-karakter, ­Ivanka.

“Ek luv’it om vir Van te twang. I-Vên-ka sal sê: Gaan haal die kar uit die ghê-raash. En moenie my ien-sult nie!”

Leandie dra vandag ’n vin­tage-rokkie. ’n Vaal 1980’s-weeskind-rokkie, tot by haar kuiltjie toegeknoop, waarskynlik by die Neighbourgoods-mark in Braamfontein losgeslaan waar sy en haar verloofde, Bouwer Bosch, Saterdae met pêlle rondhang voor hulle huis toe slenter om horisontaal moewies te kyk terwyl sy haar mond volprop met Diddle Daddle-karamelspringmielies “en dan soos ’n kind uitpass van die sugar rush”.

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Gail Bussi's Earliest Kitchen Memories: An Excerpt from Bake Happy

Bake HappyNamibiana Buchdepot has shared an excerpt Bake Happy, in which author from Gail Bussi shares a life-time of recipes and anecdotes about how they came to her.

In the book’s introduction, Bussi writes about her earliest memories of her mother baking, and some stories of the misadventures she had when she was old enough to take the spatula into her own hand.

Read the excerpt:

I have two clean memories of things I loved doing when I was a little girl, reading and baking. (Actually, the baking came first, before I even learned to read.) I think most bakers would agree that they started in the kitchen, standing alongside a mom or dad or granny or aunt, watching as he or she stirred, mixed and added all sorts of ingredients to create a wonderful sort of alchemy in the oven.

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How a Poor Boy with a Jumble-Sale Camera Became a Legend: Kalim Rajab Shares Ranjith Kally's Story (Podcast)

Memory Against ForgettingKalim Rajab, who worked with photographer Ranjith Kally on his book Memory Against Forgetting, was recently interviewed by Nancy Richards on her SAfm radio show.

In the interview, Richards asks Rajab to speak about the book’s launch at the District Six Museum last month. She says it was a lovely celebration.

Rajab goes on to share a short biography of Kally’s early life, and how he came to take photographs. He says that Kally picked up his first camera at a jumble sale. Everyone thought it was broken, but fortunately it was not. Kally taught himself photography by experimenting with the old camera. He eventually caught the attention of Jim Bailey, Drum editor, and the rest is history.

Listen to the podcast:

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How did the Cape Fires Affect the Wine Industry? Cathy Marston Explains

Love Your WineIn light of the Cape Fires that ravaged the Peninsula earlier this year, Love Your Wine: Get to grips with what you are drinking author Cathy Marston wrote an article for Food24 about the effects of the fires on Cape wine producers.

White wine drinkers can rest easy. Marston writes that since the 2015 harvest year happened very early most of the white grapes have been picked already, so the fires will not have affected white wine production. On the other hand, however, areas like Stellenbosch and Constantia where the most black grapes are grown were covered in smoke, which can result in some strange-tasting red wines this season.

Read the article in which Marston explains how the Cape Fires may have altered the taste of red wines from the 2015 harvest:

The problems lie with the black grapes used to make red wine. Smoke covered pretty much all the vineyards in Constantia and Cape Point at some point (although farms en route to Hout Bay such as Eagles’ Nest, Constantia Glen and Beau Constantia look to have escaped the worst of it) and that smoke can give unwanted flavours to the wine such as burnt toast, smoked fish, ashtray and other unpleasant tastes.

The problems are two-fold – firstly that these flavours are difficult to detect with any certainty while the wine is being made. You can taste the juice and think it’s fine to go ahead and put it in the bottle only to find when the wine is opened later, these off-flavours have developed and made the wine taste awful.

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Win One of Three Wonderful Winter Warmer Getaways

Country Life is giving away three wonderful “winter warmer” get-aways. You could win a two- or three-night stay for up to four people at the Nottingham Road Hotel in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Reedsdell Country Guest Farm in Wartrail in the Eastern Cape or the Sanddrif Holiday Resort in the Cederberg.

To stand a chance of winning all you have to do is pick which resort you would most like to visit (this is definitely the most difficult part of the competition) and answer an easy question about it.

For great things to do around these destinations and for more getaway ideas, check out these books from Struik Travel and Heritage:

Picturesque DrakensbergHiking Trails of South AfricaBeen There, Done ThatDiscover South AfricaPicturesque Winelands

 

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Jean Nel gesels oor sy jongste boek, Cooking with Gas, en deel ’n resep vir Griekse lamstjops

Cooking with GasBraai the Beloved CountryDie Braai the Beloved Country-outeur Jean Nel se jongste boek, Cooking with Gas, het pas by Jacana verskyn.

Die skrywer en geliefde braaimeester het onlangs met Karla Janse van Vuuren gesels oor die inspirasie vir sy nuwe boek: “Mense spot dat die idee vir die boek gespruit het uit ons land se huidige kragprobleem, maar dit is glad nie die geval nie.”

Nel vertel meer oor sy plattelandse herkoms, sy gunsteling resepte in Cooking with Gas en die voor- en nadele daaraan om met gas te braai. Hy deel drie wenke vir die perfekte gasbraai, asook ‘n resep vir Griekse lamstjops.

Lees die artikel en probeer die resep:

Jy het nodig

Jy het nodig

8 groot lamstjops, oortollige vet afgesny

sout en peper

30 ml droë origanum

15 ml droë ment

4 knoffelhuisies, gekap

die sap en skil van 2 suurlemoene

’n skeut of twee olyfolie

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