SIENA & THE CRIPSY PIZZA

Posted on September 13, 2015

Walking around Siena, you feel like you have stepped back into the middle ages. You are transported to Medieval Tuscany. And you gotta hear the story about the crispy pizza …

THANKSGIVING RACK OF LAMB

Posted on September 11, 2015

Find out why I am making lamb this Thanksgiving. I love how the sweet figs are balanced by the acidity of the balsamic and the smell of rosemary just makes me happy.

CINNAMON RAISIN BULKAS

Posted on September 10, 2015

On Yom Kippur the Jews fast from sundown to sundown. The fast ends with a breaking of the fast feast. It is traditional to break with cinnamon buns, called bulkas.

ROASTED BEET & GRAPEFRUIT SALAD

Posted on September 8, 2015

I had this salad on my first trip to Italy, in a little Trattoria in Lucca. It’s perfectly balanced and so “GENUIS”, that I had to recreate it.

CHICKEN LIVERS PERI -PERI

Posted on September 7, 2015

This dish has it’s roots in Portugal but it has become a traditional South African staple served throughout the country.

ORANGE & THYME SCONES

Posted on September 7, 2015

Teatime was a big part of growing up in South Africa. My mom would whip together a fresh batch of scones whenever we had friends over.

HEINRICH KNOETZE

Posted on September 5, 2015

I was born and raised in South Africa, but I live in California. Whenever I get homesick I turn to my favorite photographer Heinrich Knoetze. His amazing images transport me back to my birthplace.

PREGO STEAK ROLL

Posted on September 5, 2015

This is classic South African dish that has its roots in Portugal. It gets its’ name from the Portuguese word for nail (Prego), because we literally hammer the garlic into the steaks.

PAP & GRAVY WITH BOEREWORS

Posted on September 4, 2015

Mielie Meal is a staple food in South Africa. It is similar to polenta and is served with onion and tomato gravy.

CARROL BOYES FUNCTIONAL ART

Posted on August 27, 2015

Carrol Boyes range of functional art is magical merging of everyday household items and art. Whimsical, radical, comical, mystical, magical… they are anything but typical. These stylish, funky talking pieces transform the mundane into the extraordinary.

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