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Announcing the Inaugural André Brink Memorial Lecture, to be delivered at this year's @FranLitFest

Video: Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen vertel meer oor sy suksesvolle Franse restaurant, Jan

The French AffairJan Hendrik van der Westhuizen se Franse restaurant, genaamd Jan, is pas in die toonaangewende Michelin Guide vir 2015 ingesluit, ‘n groot eer wat net weereens bevestig hoé gek die koswêreld is oor dié eetplek.

Winslyn, kykNET se regstreekse geselsprogram oor plaaslike en internasionale ekonomie, het met Van der Westhuizen gesels om meer uit te vind oor sy restaurant. Hy vertel via Skype vir Divan Botha oor die suksesse, uitdagings en agtergrond van sy Suid-Afrikaanse eetplek in die suide van Frankryk. Hy gesels ook die nuwe kostoere wat hy aanbied.

Van der Westhuizen se resepte is beskikbaar in die Struik Leefstyl-publikasie, The French Affair.

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Join Daisy Jones, Sydda Essop and Marijke Honig at the Design Indaba

Quivertree at Design Indaba 2015

Three Quivertree authors will be discussing their books during this year’s Design Indaba Expo, taking place in Cape Town this weekend from 27 February to 1 March.

Join Marijke Honig on the first afternoon of Design Indaba as she tells Heidi Berish more about her book on everything you need to know to create a dream indigenous garden, Indigenous Plant Palettes: a guide to plant selection.

On Saturday Sydda Essop will be disussing her award-winning cookbook, Karoo Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and True Stories from the Heart of South Africa, with Craig Fraser.

Winner of the inaugural Sunday Times Cookbook Awards Daisy Jones will be telling Libby Doyle all about her book Star Fish: Top 10 Sustainable Fish on the final day of the expo.

Don’t miss out!

Indigenous Plant Palettes Karoo KitchenKaroo KombuisStar Fish

Design Indaba details

  • Dates: Friday, 27 February to Sunday, 1 March 2015
  • Venue: Design Indaba Events Arena, Cape Town International Convention Centre
    Convention Square
    1 Lower Long Street
    Cape Town City Centre
    Cape Town | Map
  • Ticket cost: Adults, R80; Students and Pensioners, R60; Scholars, R50
  • Buy tickets to Design Indaba


Marijke Honig

  • Date: Friday, 27 February
  • Time: 5:30 to 6:30 PM
  • Venue: Design Indaba Events Arena
  • Interviewer: Heidi Bertish


Sydda Essop

  • Date: Saturday, 28 February
  • Time: 6 to 7 PM
  • Venue: Design Indaba Events Arena
  • Interviewer: Craig Fraser


Daisy Jones

  • Date: Sunday, 1 March
  • Time: 4 to 5 PM
  • Venue: Design Indaba Events Arena
  • Interviewer: Libby Doyle

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Try Alida Ryder's Recipe for Crumbed and Deep-fried Cauliflower with Caper Mayonnaise

Cook from the HeartKook uit die hartAlida Ryder, author of Cook from the Heart (also available in Afrikaans as Kook uit die hart), has shared her recipe for Crumbed and Deep-fried Cauliflower with Caper Mayonnaise on Simply Delicious.

Ryder says that the recipe is simple and quick. Crumbed flower florets have always been a big hit with her guests because they have a great texture, and simple but delicious flavour.

Try the recipe:

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
250ml (1 cup) flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 packets Knorr Crispy & Tasty Chicken Coating
2 litres sunflower oil, for deep-frying

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The Hope Spot at Knysna is Home to the World's Biggest Sculpture Created Underwater

South African CoastsThe Knysna Hope Spot, a conservation area judged to be critical to the health of the ocean, is the new home of the world’s biggest sculpture created underwater.

In an article for South African Tourism, Christine Marot wrote about the artist, Charles Frank, and how he went about creating Anoeschka, the 312 kg sculpture of a seahorse.

Frank says that he hopes to raise awareness about the importance of the oceans. He shares this aim with Sylvia Earle, founder of the Hope Spots initiative and author of South African Coasts: A Celebration of Our Seas and Shores.

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Knysna boasts the world’s biggest sculpture created underwater, a 1.21m by 1.63m, 312kg seahorse called Anoeschka.

The seahorse was initially modelled entirely underwater from plasticine by artist Charles Frank and his assistant, Themba Charlie, in the pool of the Turbine Hotel on Knysna’s Thesen Island. The project took two weeks from conception to completion.

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Visit The Brand New Quivertree Publications Website

Quivertree Publications website

Quivertree Publications is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. The site has a complete and up-to-date catalogue, with exclusive sneak peeks. You can also find out more about Quivertree authors and staff, and find the best place to buy Quivertree books, in eBook or hardcopy format.

Memory Against ForgettingIndia: Lost & FoundA Life DigestedA Year at SilwoodDie kosrevolusieStar Fish

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Terroir - The Cookbook: Michael Broughton Wants to Show You How to Prepare Restaurant Quality Meals at Home

TerroirMichael Broughton launched Terroir: The Cookbook in September last year. Chris Buchanan interviewed the chef and author about his passion for food and staying true to the Terroir-style of food preparation.

Broughton told Buchanan that he had wanted to write a cookbook for a long time. With Terroir: The Cookbook he aims to show people how to prepare restaurant quality meals at home.

“This is a book for anyone wanting to stretch themselves creatively and technically in the kitchen,” Broughton said.

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The recipes, each one handpicked for the book and beautifully photographed, essentially tell the story of Terroir. These are tried-and-tested recipes that have been developed and created in the restaurant over the years. “These are the dishes that pair beautifully with our wines, have won us awards, brought thousands of feet onto the farm and keep our customers coming back year after year,” explains Michael.


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