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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ALL YOU NEED FOR Christmas • Our gift to you this year? A sensational holiday feast with all the hard work done for you! This issue features four menus – a party buffet (p 114), casual family classics (p 88), next-level Christmas (p 20), and even a meat-free feast (p 122) – each with a QR code. The codes will help you shop the ingredients for the WHOLE menu of your choice (already basketed on Woolies' website), then visit taste.co.za to get step-by-step hints, tips and a prep schedule leading up to the big day!
WIN! • You could win a two-night stay for two people sharing at the Garden Cottage at Angala in the Cape winelands, valued at R25 000
deck the HALLS • This year, Abigail Donnelly's signature menu has a touch of nostalgia (yes, even with an air-fryer) as she shares her most-loved family traditions from a retro-cool chateaubriand to a semifreddo studded with Christmas cake and cherries
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SPARKLING MELON GIN FIZZ
ALL THE WORK'S BEEN DONE FOR YOU
Table Talk • EAT THIS, DRINK THAT, BUY THESE. RIGHT NOW.
STILL HOT RIGHT NOW On our radar • A throwback ice-cream flavour, a “new” nut butter, a Jozi microbakery and a podcast offering the inside scoop on the who's who of the food world are all piquing our interest
Get your kit on • For the food nerd who has everything, allow us to present Woolies' range of DIY Christmas gifts
ANATOMY OF A DISH A perfect circle • Don't have the confidence to throw together a festive cheeseboard on the fly? Cue Woolies' expertly curated artisanal cheese stack and a selection of fresh summer fruit. Now you have yourself a party
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Pomegranates • Forget boughs of holly. The apple of many seeds is the quintessential festive season stalwart, lending sweet-tart flavour to everything from cocktail hour to the last course
WOOLWORTHS FOOD HERO Centrepiece of excellence • Thought you couldn't improve upon perfection? The Woolies Innovation Kitchen begs to differ with its newly launched ultimate malva pudding – a dessert nine months in the making
FESTIVE GIFTS Santa's little helpers • This year Woolworths has commissioned the who's who of local creatives to collaborate on a limited-edition range of foodie gifts that'll make ticking off your shopping list so much easier
BOOKS FOR COOKS Under review • Our holiday reading list is stacking up nicely, with books catering to those who love to cook smart not hard, foodies who think nothing of spending an afternoon scrubbing mussels, and those in between
STEP BY STEP Ginger beer scones • Fool unexpected guests with the best (and easiest!) scones you've ever made thanks to a baking kit developed by our own Mogau Seshoene
THE LAZY MAKOTI'S TOP SCONE TIPS • Perfect scones should be just a little crumbly and are best enjoyed fresh from the oven. Here's some advice for getting...