Our July/August issue a.k.a. the Italian issue is out and it’s packed with 60 winter recipes to warm you up. Make midweeks easy with Abigail Donnelly’s air-fryer dinners, get the most out of citrus season with Hannah Lewry’s sweet and savoury recipes and Khanya Mzongwana shares single0serving comfort food. And since this is the Italian issue, we have 26 easy Italian dishes for your table. Think slow-cooked lamb ragù, versatile pasta dishes and desserts to treat yourself with. You can get your issue at your local Woolworths, plus it is available for digital download via zinio.com and magzter.com. Whichever way you get your copy of TASTE, here is what you can look forward to in the issue:
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Whether you’re cooking at home or heading out to explore, here’s what’s hot in the food world right now:
- Eat your greens: We’re calling it. Leafy salads are the stars of winter. But this isn’t a regular salad, it’s a cool salad, with hardy bitter leaves (radicchio, Romaine, rocket), herbs and a punchy dressing, working together to create the magic. Find the recipe for leafy green salad here.
- Better butter: Just when we thought butter couldn’t be improved, Instagram reminds us that flavoured butters are one of food’s greatest gifts. Try our herby green butter here.
- Acid trip: If you’ve ever made your own pickles and preserves, it’s time for you to try shrubs. Not to be confused with kombucha, these vinegar-based syrups combine fruit and, you guessed it, vinegar to create a refreshingly tart drink. Find the recipe for shrubs here.
- Anatomy of a dish: 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, we explore why this dish has such a cult following. Find the recipe for Magica Roma’s Mediterranean calamari here.
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.
Inspired by her travels, Abigail Donnelly’s collection of regional classics – with a few clever twists – will inspire you to bring Italy to your table this winter.
THE NGUNI REVOLUTION
At her Cape Town restaurant, Emazulwini, Mmabatho Molefe is changing the way the world views Nguni food. Try her home-cooked winter favourites and see for yourself. Find her recipe for Isinkwa sommbila with onion-and-chive butter here.
GET THE JUICE
Add a ray of sunshine to your winter bakes and savoury dishes with seasonal citrus in recipes such as Hannah Lewry’s “impossible” flan cake, chargrilled pork with a zingy noodle salad, and poached fish with caramelised ClemenGolds.
BEANS AND CHICKPEAS
Just when you thought you couldn’t invent anything new to do with a can of pulses or legumes, Bianca Strydom cooked up these winter comforts – there’s even a flourless chocolate cake to brighten up a chilly day.
Leftovers … again? Not with Khanya Mzongwana’s guide to cooking for one. Treat yourself to her mini roast lamb shank and a pan pizza you can’t share (even if you wanted to).
Easy for weeknights, tempting enough for your next Saturday supper, Phillippa Cheifitz’s favourite pasta sauces are ready in almost no time at all