Celebrate TASTE’S 20th birthday with the September/October issue!

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Can you believe TASTE is celebrating its 20th birthday? To mark the occasion, we’ve turned our September/October issue into a special collector’s issue. In it we celebrate all the incredible people who make TASTE possible, look at foodies who are shaping the South African landscape and, as always, share inspired recipes. Our food stylists and content creators joined forces to create unique, easy and special recipes for this issue. With a total of 80 new recipes that cover everything from iconic South African dishes to quick meals you can make in under 20 minutes, this special edition of TASTE is going to be a great addition to your collection.

Get your issue at your local Woolworths, or via zinio.com and magzter.com. Whichever way you get your copy of TASTE, here’s what you can look forward to:

The TASTE team, clockwise from back left: Khanya Mzongwana, Lynda Ingham-Brown, Michelle Coburn, Clement Pedro, Kate Wilson, Tharien Nel, Katharine Pope, Liesl Nicholson, Sienna Nzama, Kelly Cloete, Yvette Samaai, Lesego Madisa, Abigail Donnelly, Fatima Saib, Jess Bailey. Front: Rugshaana Abrahams, Martin Jacobs.


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Brookdale Estate

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Clem Pedro, TASTE senior content creator, and Nhlaka Mtshali and Anda Dlepu from Woolworths Foods would braai for breakfast, lunch and supper if they could. It’s a method that demands your attention and requires you to use all your senses, yet is totally relaxing. These recipes use few ingredients, but still deliver massive flavour.


Editor-in-chief Kate Wilson has no food training, but she loves to cook and is a prolific eater. When Abigail Donnelly asked her to judge the Eat Out Awards in 2014, she knew it was the beginning of something significant. After eight years of working together, Kate still considers shooting and talking food with Abi to be one of the great privileges of her career. Kate and Abi share recipes for small plates, including starters, snacks and sides.

Small plates


Cooking has always been a shared passion for TASTETube hosts Keletso Motau and Mogau Seshoene (other people share funny memes, they share recipes and cooking videos!). They also love cooking with South African protein. In this section, they share some of their treasured recipes and fresh takes on contemporary meat dishes. They all have one thing in common: di monate!


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Zandile Finxa, Woolworths product developer and TASTETube host, and Khanya Mzongwana, TASTE’s deputy food editor, are both advocates for plant-based eating and the everyday use of indigenous ingredients. Their shared goal is to make food fun to eat, which they share in these veg-forward recipes.


This collaboration between Hannah Lewry and Abigail Donnelly works because Abigail is famous for experimenting and following trends, while Hannah approaches baking with a more practical sense. There’s a recipe here for everyone, whether you call yourself an experienced or a novice baker.


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    September 10, 2023

    There is something wrong with the recipe for the Coffee cupcakes with dalgona whipped coffee butter in the latest issues – the ratios of the ingredients is off.

    1. Katharine Pope
      September 18, 2023

      Hi Johan,
      Thank you so much for the feedback – we will do some troubleshooting! Was the issue with the cake batter or the icing? What was the result?