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Recipe: Justin Bonello’s Easy Egg Bomb Breakfast

Justin Bonello shares this delicious get-up-and-go brekkie. It’s so quick and easy he even managed to cook it while in the Lesotho Highlands, filming for his television series Cooked in Africa (see podcast below). What you’ll need Cup cake tray Puff pastry, cut into squares Eggs Toppings: Smoked salmon, spring onions, capers & crème fraiche Vegetarian: […]

Tarzan Roast

This recipe goes to Braam Kruger in whose book Provocative Cuisine I first discovered the primordial method……he calls it Tarzan Roast… Serves 10 – 12 You will need: 3 ½ kg fatty leg of lamb, with the shank intact – very important Sprig of rosemary Couple of whole chillies (as hot as you can handle) […]

Roast Chicken and Wild Mushroom Pie

Winter is fast approaching Southern Africa and so is the need for some good, hearty home-cooked food. Try this tasty free-range chicken and wild mushroom pie as part of a wholesome Sunday lunch. Recipe feeds 10 – 12 Ingredients 2 free-range organic chickens olive oil 2 teaspoons of Maldon sea salt Crushed black pepper to […]

Boerewors Cannelloni

What’s better after a long day than a hearty pasta?  Fresh Pasta Rules – you’re tongue-dead if you can’t tell the difference, capiche! Make sure you buy (or make) fresh cannelloni strips. Fry up some boerewors (a traditional South African sausage) and make a white sauce and your own tomato sauce to which you add a handful […]

The Ultimate Tiramisu

Rumour has it that originally this recipe had no liquor as it was intended for children and the elderly…if this is true, then I say change is good!

The Long Road to Livingstone

Last night we couldn’t sleep. This town was alive with the pumping music of drunkenness. All through the dark hours of the evening the people of Livingstone celebrated in their shebeens. Today there is a lack of the usual silence and shame that follows a Saturday. From early in the morning their church buildings have […]

Three Bean and Tomato Soup

You’ll Need:   1 onion, roughly chopped a couple of cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced a good dollop of olive oil ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon Hungarian paprika 2 tins good quality whole peeled tomatoes 8 ripe tomatoes, quartered (skin and all) 1 tin chickpeas 1 tin sugar beans 1 tin butter beans […]

Justin’s Slow Cooked Oxtail

Oxtail takes looong to make, so do this when you’ve got time to drink wine and chill at home with friends and family.

“Padkos” (Road Trip Food)

  We’ve all been on the road, stopped at one of those places that promises good food, good pies, good times, bought our padkos and hit the road only to discover once again that what we’ve bought tastes terrible. My solution is to make my own padkos before I leave home.

Amarula and Chocolate Pancakes

Amarula is a creamy liquer made from the fruits of the African Marula tree. It can be difficult to find outside of Africa, in which case you can use Baileys as a substitute.  

The Italian Potjie with Gnocchi

  Ingredients for the potjie – 2-3 kg free range Karoo lamb knuckles – 1 onion – chopped – 3-4 garlic cloves – crushed – 2-3 leeks – sliced – 2 tins good quality baby tomatoes – 1 punnet fresh baby tomatoes – whole – 300-500 ml organic beef stock (this gives the basic flavour […]

Tin Cup Breakfast

This is poached eggs…bundu style…   For two people you’ll need: 2 tin mugs 4 free range or organic eggs This basic breakfast allows for fillings of your choice – from mushrooms and crispy bacon to cherry tomatoes and mature cheddar and everything in-between. Whatever combination gets you going! If it needs cooking (like bacon) […]