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
The new normal
Dinner PLANS • Take the effort out of weeknight dinner planning with Abigail Donnelly’s ideas for quick suppers on the run
STACK ’EM UP! • EAT THIS, DRINK THAT, BUY THESE. RIGHT NOW.
On our radar • This month we’re obssessed with the newest viral breakfast trend, the prettiest lunchbox cakes, JHB’s new 24-hour gourmet garage shop and a restaurant so cool you may never get a table
The toast with the most
Fast feasting • During Ramadan, Mariam Harris from Cooked Inc. catering company likes to break the daily fast with an Iftar spread that’s high in variety and nutrition, but easy to prep in advance
Worcestershire sauce • Hard to pronounce, impossible not to love. A dash or two of the British-born fermented sauce makes the world of difference in everything from cocktails to croque madame thanks to a singular alchemy of umami, spicy and tangy flavours
The perfect roti • Fayruza Abrahams of Taste Malay Cooking Classes maintains the secret to mastering the flaky texture of the beloved South African flatbread is patience
CAPE MALAY VS INDIAN?
LOCAL ICON Dip it! • Whether you grew up with the store-bought variety or were lucky enough to have a mom who was an ace beskuit baker, we all have our own special memories and rituals around the national culinary treasure
Treat the parents • For those of you who haven’t set your Google calendars yet: Mother’s Day is on 8 May and Father’s Day on 19 June. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest Woolies to get them something that’ll make them smile
Scents of occasion • When it’s time to spoil the parents this Mother’s and Father’s Day, the best gift is the kind that conjures up fond memories and helps forge new ones says beauty journalist Helen Clemson
WHAT MEN (MIGHT) WANT
Going coastal • Splurge on a mini-break where the food does justice to the hotel price tag at these iconic seaside destinations. Then, make sure your Insta stories work overtime
62 words on... • THE CLEMENGOLD OLD-FASHIONED is the perfect pick-me-up for chilly evenings
Red or white? • If your reply is habitually “white”, allow us to introduce you to the kind of light, fruity reds that will make you regret all the years you missed out, without a trace of a headache
EXPERT ADVICE • What’s the perfect red wine for white-wine fans? We asked the pros for their recommendations. (The short answer: you can’t go wrong with Cinsault)
Sip these reds to spare your head • You'll find them at woolworths.co.za and selected Woolies stores
5 cross-over reds • Ready to experiment? Add these versatile red grape varieties to your must-try list
Match points • Treating mom or dad to a home-cooked meal? Impress them with these wine matches chosen by sommelier Joseph Dhafana
The Taste case • Surprise your wine-lovin’ mamas and papas with one of these wines chosen by Woolies expert Bongani Ngwenya – or spoil them with a case of six
An exotic bird • Stepping up her...