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
’Twas right before Christmas…
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GET THE JUICER! • WIN A KUVINGS B1700 WHOLE SLOW JUICER WORTH R4 899
ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS… • These are all the cakes, tarts, puddings, biscuits and treats you need for your Christmas countdown, courtesy of Abigail Donnelly
Table Talk • EAT THIS, DRINK THAT, BUY THESE. RIGHT NOW.
ULTRA-COOL RIGHT NOW On our radar • Whether you’re entertaining at home or heading out this season, make sure you’re ordering rooibos seltzers
ANATOMY OF A DISH Log on • If minimum effort, maximum pay-off is your entertaining mantra, allow us to introduce Woolies’ all-new yule log, starring honeycomb, sponge and a trifecta of chocolate – as all good puds should
STEP BY STEP Christmas fairy-cake biscuits • For the kids and the kids at heart, these buttery, rainbow sprinkled biccies offer pure, unadulterated joy in the making and eating
FOOD HERO Brandy custard • Creamy, flecked with vanilla and now spiked with everyone’s favourite festive spirit, the TASTE team is all over Woolies’ new brandy custard. But how will we make the most of this fresh punnet of ingenuity?
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Watermelon • Edible from seed to skin, the quintessential summer cucurbit is truly the poster child of zero-waste cooking
Make it merry! • This year, there’s a Woolies’ food kit for everyone on your list – the braaiers, the bakers and the cheesemakers. Wrap it up with something home-made for serious gifting gravitas
Spirit of the season • A few ingredients left to infuse for two days and you can add a few home-made gifts to your festive repertoire this year, says Jeanne Calitz
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Feeling bubbly • We have so much to celebrate. Summer! Holidays! Vaccination! MCC is in order, we say. Michelle Coburn asked some of SA’s finest makers for tips on how to store, pour and pair your favourite fizz
Just bubbles, pls • With smart pairings, bubbly can see you from welcome drinks to dessert. True story. We asked the experts for their recommended line-up
Match points • Cooking for a group? Pick great wines to match with sommelier Joseph Dhafana’s choices – perfect pairings for recipes by Jamie, The Lazy Makoti and the Ottolenghi team
The Taste case • A glass of bubbly (preferably pink!) always gets wine expert Pearl Oliver-Mbumba into the holiday mood. These are her top six local and international finds available at Woolies right now
THE GIFT GUIDE
The last carb • When her favourite veg, the humble potato, is all dressed up in a rich, cheesy tartiflette, Sam Woulidge knows it will bring peace to the holiday table
Local treasure • South Africa lost an icon earlier this year, when food editor and author Dorah Sitole passed away. Mogau Seshoene remembers the woman who inspired, advised and cheered for a generation of young black chefs
Mayo, sir? • In which Jonathan Ancer makes peace with the most embarrassing meal of his...