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
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Dinner PLANS • From stews to your best-ever steak, there’s almost nothing you can’t magic up in an air-fryer or Instant Pot multi-cooker, says Abigail Donnelly. Try her genius (time-saving!) recipes this week
THE HONEST TRUTH ABOUT AIR-FRYERS • Whether you’re thinking of buying a basic model or upgrading to a fancy Instant Pot smart cooker (with air-fryer, pressure cooker, slow cooker and more rolled into one), here's why you want an air-fryer on your countertop right now
EAT YOUR GREENS • EAT THIS, DRINK THAT, BUY THESE. RIGHT NOW.
On our radar • Get in on the lockdown-inspired tablescaping trend, make butter better (yes, you can!) and master cooking pasta through music
CICCHETTI (chee-KET-tee) • The small bites served at aperitivo hour in Venice
Insiders’ secret • The dishes at Magica Roma in Pinelands, Cape Town, need no introduction. Some of them, like this Mediterranean calamari, don’t even need to be on the menu. The regulars who get it, get it, and those who don’t, well, here’s why it has a cult following
Olive oil • How much do you know about this liquid gold? Here’s a quick explainer, plus a few surprising facts
Saffron roast lamb • Joburg-based event planner Faathima Manjoo shares the much-loved recipe that will star on her family’s Eid table this year
Filled pastas • Sure, making your own pasta isn’t difficult but when Woolies does it as well as an Italian nonna, why would you? How much does the TASTE team love filled pastas? Let us count the ways
Les Créatifs • Chef Wandile Mabaso of Les Créatifs in Johannesburg is putting his classical French training to work on plates honed by a baptism of fire in New York and Paris
82 words on... • THE GUILT-FREE SPRITZ is as easy as cracking open a can
Best in glass • Stock your winter cellar with a new import from France, plus two local classics you’ll want to sip with all your favourite Italian dishes. Saluti!
Italian wines to try
Sip & explore • Two new wine bars, a museum and the chance to make your own Cap Classique will all lift your spirits this winter
RAISE THE BAR • When in Stellies or Kramerville, check out these new wine bars
All the zest • Use in-season citrus to add zing to your winter cocktails, says TASTE drinks expert Jeanne Calitz
The Taste case • Sommelier Penelope Setti’s pick of fireside favourites includes her favourite winter whites and a love-at-first-sip Cabernet Franc
The pasta boy • Inspired by Italian holidays with her young son, Sam Woulidge dishes up a Saffa-Italian crossover for your weekly dinner roster
Bred in the bone • The smell of simmering bone broth always takes Mogau Seshoene back to winter school holidays, spent with her grandparents and cousins in rural Limpopo
Michelin possible • TASTE food director Abigail Donnelly loves a secret mission, especially when it involves a trip to France to interview a top chef – and eating her fill of...