#FridayReads: New Year, New You

Happy first Friday in January! This list of #FridayReads may help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions a bit longer. Whether you’ve committed to going vegan, going gluten free, or just eating healthier, these cookbooks have tons of recipes to help you achieve your goals.  Continue reading “#FridayReads: New Year, New You”

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#FridayReads: African Culture

Africa is a continent rich in beautiful architecture, stunning wildlife, delicious cuisine, and poignant literature. Let these #FridayReads take you on a journey through these four facets of African culture. While these books offer just a glimpse of Africa’s many wonders, they are a great start for the armchair explorer.  Continue reading “#FridayReads: African Culture”

#FridayReads: Healthy Life

Now that Thanksgiving is over, all that feasting has left us ready for a detox! These #FridayReads selections are all about healthy eating and lifestyle choices. Get ready for delicious recipes and helpful tips on how to lead a healthier life.  Continue reading “#FridayReads: Healthy Life”

Get Cooking on World Vegetarian Day

Happy World Vegetarian Day! We’re celebrating by cooking up a storm with recipes from our favorite vegetarian & vegan cookbooks. Check out our list of cookbooks below, and you might even find a recipe for a delicious dish!  Continue reading “Get Cooking on World Vegetarian Day”

Thursday Book Review: Tapas

Happy Thursday! We’re excited to share with you some wonderful reviews of Tapas by Elisabeth Luard, a recent paperback release from Grub Street Publishing. Keep reading to see what reviewers have said about this tasty book!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Tapas”

#FridayReads: Recent Releases

We’ve received a bunch of new titles in the past few weeks, so we’re taking this #FridayReads opportunity to share some with you! Keep reading to check out four of our newest books in all types of genres.  Continue reading “#FridayReads: Recent Releases”

#FridayReads: Summer Books

Summertime is fully here, and we’re celebrating with these “Summer” books! All of the titles in this week’s #FridayReads selections have the word “Summer” somewhere in their titles. You’ll find recipes for your next BBQ and perfect beach reads in this list!  Continue reading “#FridayReads: Summer Books”

Thursday Book Review: “Vegan Bible”

This week’s featured book is a cookbook! Vegan Bible by Marie Laforêt has received some amazing reviews. Keep reading to see what people are saying about this essential vegab cookbook.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Vegan Bible””

Thursday Book Review: “My Cape Malay Kitchen”

Happy Thursday! Today’s featured book is a beautiful cookbook from Penguin Random House South Africa: My Cape Malay Kitchen by Cariema Isaacs. This delicious book has been receiving some wonderful reviews. Check out what readers have to say!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “My Cape Malay Kitchen””

“On the Menu” Interviews with Melinda Roodt & Cariema Isaacs

ann+peter-for-logo1On the Menu, hosted by Anne & Peter Haigh, is an exciting weekly, one-hour program on the wide world of food, wine, travel & lifestyle. Sunday’s program featured two Penguin Random House South Africa authors: Melinda Roodt, author of The Classic South African Cookbook, and Cariema Isaacs, author of My Cape Malay Kitchen.

Listen to the full program here>>>

About the Books

9781432306731The Classic South African Cookbook
The Classic South African Cookbook is exactly that – classic home cooking for South Africans the way they eat now. In line with the country’s diverse cultures, which often blend most harmoniously in the the kitchen, this book is a kaleidoscope of modern lifestyle with influences from grandma’s kitchen, popular Mediterranean cuisine, as well as both Indian and African culture. But no matter what the roots may be, this book sets a foundation for good, honest, carefree home cooking, incorporating all the well-loved and familiar favourites. The more than 180 recipes have been refined to guarantee mouth-watering results, no matter the skill level. Only fresh ingredients are used, while the various techniques are carefully explained – a real boon to those just setting out on their culinary journeys. Best of all, every recipes is accompanied by a full-color photograph.

CapeMalayFinalCover.inddMy Cape Malay Kitchen
My Cape Malay Kitchen is a breathtakingly beautiful presentation of some 80 traditional Cap Malay recipes as well as a selection of modern dishes. These are accompanied by Cariema’s depiction of her childhood growing up in Bo-Kaap — the Cape Malay Quarter of Cape Town. She includes the religious and cultural ceremonies, as well as events that have shaped this unique community. But My Cape Malay Kitchen is still a cookbook; packed with flavourful food, richly spiced curries, indulgent cakes and decadent desserts, all illustrated with truly inspirational photography.