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.

“New Cookbook Puts Real Pudding Back on the Table”

Yesterday, Regina Varolli at The Huffington Post wrote a beautiful article on Quivering Desserts & Other Puddings by Marie Holm. In it, she talks with Marie about the inspiration behind Quiver Desserts and what makes this cookbook special. Here are a few of our favorite quotes:

“A far cry from “crappy packets of instant pudding powder,” Holm’s puddings are rich in flavor, and in culture.”

“Holm’s pudding epiphany came when she visited a farm-museum with her son a few years back, one of those places that reenact old world ways and show how people used to live, farm, and eat. ‘There was this woman dressed as a Danish cook and she was demonstrating how to make a pudding with ingredients from the farm. I tasted it and was amazed. It really opened my eyes, and a lightbulb went off in my head. Right then I decided to do this cookbook.'”

“The satiny pages of “Quivering Desserts” showcase beautiful photographs proving pudding isn’t just a kid’s dessert in a cup. This silky sweet can be elegant, even romantic. Holm explained that despite their sophisticated appearance, it’s incredibly easy to make pretty puddings from scratch.”

Read the full article here>>>

Learn more about Quivering Desserts & order your copy here>>>

Food Friday: “Food and Farming in Prehistoric Britain”

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

This week, we’re excited to share a recipe from Fonthill Media‘s Food and Farming in Prehistoric Britain. You may be thinking, “Why in the world would I want to make prehistoric food?” but bear with us. This book actually has some great recipes, in addition to being a fascinating history of the dietary habits and lifestyle of Britain’s early inhabitants.  Continue reading “Food Friday: “Food and Farming in Prehistoric Britain””

Food Friday: “JAN: A Breath of French Air”

This Friday, we’re so excited to share with you a recipe from JAN: A Breath of French Air. This new cookbook from Penguin Random House South Africa is so beautifully presented that you have to see it yourself to believe it. It’s thoroughly illustrated with full color, striking images of Jan Henrick van der Westhuizen‘s restaurant and food on almost every page. It was extremely difficult to choose just one recipe from the many delicious ones you’ll find within, but we did it! Read on to learn all about the book, watch a short video featuring Jan, his restaurant, and his food, and learn how to cook like a Michelin star chef at home! Continue reading “Food Friday: “JAN: A Breath of French Air””