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 power of the pantry
Sign up for the weekly TASTE newsletter and you could win an Everdure CUBE worth R3 499 • The genius Everdure CUBE is your passport to charcoal cooking. It stores food, is super-easy to set up and clean and cooks on the go!
WIN! • One lucky TASTE reader will win a two-night stay for two people at Last Word Kitara Lodge worth R38 000
Dinner PLANS • While we're channelling all things Italian, we asked Hannah Lewry for a week's worth of easy pasta dinners that borrow from the classics with a little winter flair. (Just try not to make them all in the same week…)
MORE SAUCERY… • Match Woolies’ readymade sauces with your favourite pasta for five quick-and-easy meals
THE BIG CHEESE
Off the Menu • EAT THIS, DRINK THAT, BUY THESE. RIGHT NOW.
HOT (AND SOUR) RIGHT NOW On our radar • From exotic varieties on fine-dining menus to proudly South African exports, these citrus fruits are loving the limelight
Here's the twist
SA'S NEW MICHELIN MAN
Word alert SESSIONABLE
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Cavolo nero • Kale's cool Italian cousin is the winter green you never knew you needed in your soups, stews and sides, but don't sleep on it: the curly cabbage is only on shelf for a few months!
WOOLWORTHS FUTURE CLASSIC Pass the parcels • This just in: Woolies’ new Caprese ravioli is set to become your midweek dinner or date night stand-by. Product developer Bee Atwood takes us through the creative process
ANATOMY OF A DISH Home slice • Like most good things in life, Forti's melanzane di parmigiana takes time, but the pay-off is so worth it. Chef-owner Fortunato “Forti” Mazzone plates up the treasured family recipe
FOOD NERD TO FOLLOW Munchin Mash • Wayne Chang can debone a chicken wing like nobody's business, but he's also a down-to-Earth dude with a wicked sense of humour, as his 500k TikTok followers will tell you
POTS OF GOLD
HOMEWARE The Italian job • From canisters to colanders, Woolies’ stylish kitchenware is proof that you don't need a nonna in your pantry to master authentic Italian home cooking
SPOTLIGHT ON The new Salon • Luke Dale Roberts’ newest Cape Town venture, Salon, downstairs from the Pot Luck Club, is taking diners on a whirlwind journey through his culinary evolution. Unsurprisingly, it's a wild ride…
87 words on… • THE CLEMENGOLD DAIQUIRI Is the ultimate way to toast citrus season, says Jeanne Calitz
WINE 9 ways to warm up • The WCellar expert panel has a wine recommendation for every situation: whether you're watching your budget, splashing out or just want to do your Italian menu justice. They are on it
HAPPY HOUR Coffee with a kick • When it's cold outside (and dark inside) cheer yourself up with a spiked coffee, says Jeanne Calitz
The Taste case • This selection of six wines by award-winning sommelier Victor Okolo will inspire you to drink (and pair)...