Woolworths TASTE is a multi-award-winning magazine, with an annual frequency of 11 issues, which is produced by New Media Publishing as a flagship brand for South African retailer, Woolworths. Innovative in design and content, it presents more than 50 delicious recipes in each issue in an exquisitely photographed yet accessible way, showcasing the variety of top-quality food products offered by Woolworths alongside the abundant creativity within the South African food industry. Woolworths TASTE consistently offers credible, easy-to-use dining-in solutions and creative entertaining ideas, and also shares new developments in the culinary world, keeping readers informed about food trends and personalities. For more visit taste.co.za
BEHIND THE SCENES ON… The birthday issue • Fourteen shoots, 80 recipes, five chapters, 160 pages, several generators, many meetings, a few TikTok gatecrashers, multiple video shoots and two foot injuries … this is how our Collector's Edition came to be!
Blast from the past? • Share your first, favourite or most treasured food memory and you could win a R1 000 Woolworths voucher
WIN! • One lucky TASTE reader will win an overnight stay for two in a luxury pool suite at Mhondoro Safari Lodge and Villa, worth R20 000
20 YEARS OF (GREAT!) TASTE • From the food trends that have stood the test of time, to the flash-inthe-pan fads we'd prefer to forget (see you never, activated charcoal juice), we look back over the past two decades
A toast to TASTE • We asked Sumien Brink, the founding editor-in-chief of TASTE, to look back on some of her favourite memories during her 12 years with the magazine
The influencers 21 COOKS SHAPING SA FOOD • Ina. Cass. Reuben. Siba. South Africa's culinary icons are as diverse as they are integral to showcasing our food culture. We asked ten of them to each name someone who they believe is a role model for the next generation
THE ZULU PIONEER • Although it's taken longer for South Africans to wake up to her star in the making, chef Nokx Majozi has risen through the ranks in London, and keeps on rolling. Kate Wilson visited The Pie Room to meet her
NOKX'S GOLDEN RULES FOR PASTRY • How to roll it like you know it
My food language • For almost two decades, Sam Woulidge has written her TASTE column about the ingredients and recipes that connect her to family and treasured friends. Here, she names the flavours and dishes that colour her memories
THE FIRE BRIGADE
STARCH ATTRACTION • From the right loaf for the best-ever braaibroodjies, to the easiest dombolo and versatile naan bread, add these finds to your shopping basket for your next braai
3 NO-COOK PARTY STARTERS • If you'd rather conserve your energy for the main course, graba mezze, snack platter from or easy cheeseboard off the shelf
THE MAIN PLAYERS
TOP 3 MEATY MUST-HAVES • Keep these versatile favourites in your fridge or freezer for fast, affordable family dinners.
PREMIUM SIZZLE! • For payday dinner (or a special occasion), treat yourself to tender duck breasts or seared thick-cut T-bone steaks
VEG WITH AN EDGE
CHEAT'S SHEET • Cooking for a crowd can be a lot if you're cooking from scratch (and going foraging). So don't be a hero: use some of our Woolies picks to make entertaining bearable
NEED A FAST FLAVOUR BOOST?
THE SUGAR BABES
A PIECE OF CAKE
BAKE LIKE A PRO