The December 2017 issue has landed!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we’re here to make your festive celebrations even more delicious.


Steal the show this year with our naartjie-glazed gammon with blueberries and star anise cover recipe. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. Our feature 25 ways to love Christmas provides all the festive inspiration you need, from starters to roasts, desserts and even foodie gift ideas. Expect succulent dishes including prime-rib roast, our current favourite roast potatoes, a tower of artisanal cheese and seven glazes to make your gammon shine. We’ve also thrown in the easiest cheat’s chocolate mousse ever and a couple of crazy-good ham gatsbys for the morning after. You can thank Abigail Donnelly for that.

Discover our festive gammon recipe collection here.


Hannah Lewry wows us with her one-tray wonders and proves that the best hostess gifts are those that can feed a hungry crowd. There’s no reason to show up empty-handed when you have your pick of these easy tray-baked recipes to take to your next holiday gathering, from tear-and-share cheesy tarts to a festive fruit crumble. This summer we plan to get the party started!

Discover our festive recipe collection here.


Are you curious about what food the pros cook for Christmas? We persuaded the likes of Top Chef’s Lesego Semenya, chef-restaurateur Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen (and many more) to share their secret family recipes. There’s lamb shanks, potato salad and trifle!


Sweet surrender: Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh share their recipe for frozen espresso parfait just for you. If you’re dreaming of a glorious crowd-pleasing dessert this festive season, this is it.
The more the merrier: Our favourite TV foodie Siba Mtongana’s house is always a little crazy around Christmas time, which is why she’s planning a menu that’ll give her plenty of time around the table with friends and family.

Discover our Christmas dessert recipe collection here.


There are a number of great prizes up for grabs this month. Want to add something new to your bookshelf? You could win a copy of Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s Sweet; Wild Honey and Rye by Ren Behan; Veneto: Recipes from an Italian Country Kitchen by Valeria Necchio or Something’s Cooking from SA personality and muso J’Something! But that’s not all – check out our competition page for much more.


When’s the last time you were spoilt rotten? We think it’s about time! When you subscribe to TASTE for just R28* an issue, you could win a Cowshed signature hand and body set worth R510!

*Offer limited to SA. Please allow time for processing and delivery. Offer ends 31 December 2017.


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