Happy New Year foodies, it is good to be back! The Christmas tree may have been packed away and the holidays all but over, but summer is still in full swing so let’s keep that festive feeling going for a little bit longer shall we? My first new recipe of the year is a fruity sangria with a white wine twist, the perfect thing to sip on a warm evening. I’ll raise my glass to that!
Jenny Morris is a local foodie who needs no introduction. With six cookbooks, various television shows and two restaurants under her belt she is well established as one of South Africa’s most respected food experts.
Let’s start this post with some fun facts about me: Fact #1: 99.99% of my days start in exactly the same way – with a cup of rooibos tea. They have done for about the last seven or eight years. It is fair to say that I am a fan! Fact #2: I used to make iced tea (including a rooibos variant) for a living before my London / travelling years. I was obviously thrilled then to receive an invitation from Freshpak to a creative afternoon with chef, Kirsty Rowett.
Bonjour! We are getting ever so slightly posh this week with a little help from our French friends. This is the kind of meal usually reserved for those occasions when I have an evening out and can enjoy my dinner at a restaurant, but it is surprisingly simple and perfect for when you want to prepare something extra special at home.
Beurre blanc if you didn’t know is a creamy, butter sauce. It is extremely versatile and can be prepared in many ways – you could add herbs, stock or even red wine. The variations are almost endless, and this is my version.