ABIGAIL DONNELLY, TASTE FOOD EDITOR
Mangoes. Cold, juicy ripe mangoes enjoyed straight from the cooler bag on the beach. I also like to slice and smother them in full-cream yoghurt with a sprinkling of treacle sugar and leave them to soak in the fridge until the sugar melts. Or chopped with cucumber and a drizzle of Asian dressing of soya, ginger, lime juice and chilli.
LYNDA INGHAM BROWN, TASTE SENIOR COPY EDITOR
Watermelon bobbing in the pool to keep cool… and eating litchis on the beach, sticky hands and all!
ANNETTE KLINGER, TASTE FEATURES WRITER
We almost always go and buy a snoek at the Kalk Bay harbour, then braai it at the in-laws’ house in Simons Town with a basting of melted apricot jam, lemon juice and lots of garlic. The best accompaniments are freshly baked ciabatta from the nearby Olympia Bakery, a simple green salad and cinnamony soetpatats made with an obscene amount of butter and brown sugar.
AMY EBEDES, TASTE ONLINE EDITOR
Granadilla lollies and floating watermelon in the pool is a favourite. Also, spitting pip competitions and sundowner sushi and bubbly on the beach.
ASHRAF BOOLEY, TASTE DIGITAL CONTENT PRODUCER
Fruit kebabs strung with some of my favourite fruit never go amiss (also a good way to avoid super sticky hands), plus watermelon enjoyed on its own. And ice cream. Summer isn’t summer without ice cream!
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