No Mediterranean meze platter would be complete with whitebait. These tasty little snacks have their origins everywhere from Australia to Japan but I love the Italian and Greek versions best. Known as gianchetti, cicenielli or ceruses depending on the area one is in, Italian whitebait are prepared simply – either made into fritters, croquettes or floured … Continue Reading

I’ll never say no to adding another chicken recipe to the weeknight repertoire. Enter my Roast Chicken with Paprika and Bay – your new favourite way to cook chook. Liberally basted in a paprika chilli butter and roasted with a bay leaf or two until golden in this beautiful Le Creuset Signature cast iron roaster, … Continue Reading

Everyone loves Hermanus – I’d even go so far as to say that everyone loves Hermanus a little too much. Each time I’ve visited the Overstrand town, it’s been in peak holiday season – the cliffs cluttered with December strollers or sharp-eyed searchers hoping to spot a denizen of the deep. Preferring to shy away … Continue Reading

A comforting way to enjoy fish in winter, a seafood pie with silvers and squid makes for an impressive dinner option. As the final recipe in my feature with Vriesenhof Vineyards, I’ve paired my pie with the estate’s 2016 Pinot Noir – a beautifully matured wine redolent of strawberries. Offering a lushly fertile scent on … Continue Reading

It’s no secret that I’m silly for spanakopita! This popular Greek dish is as easy to make as it is to eat and I often spend an afternoon preparing it in bulk to freeze. Able to easily adapt from vegetarian to vegan, the filling of spinach spiked with fresh dill, oregano, lemon and nutmeg and … Continue Reading