Local is liquor: Let SA cooking go to your head this season

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Local is liquor: Let SA cooking go to your head this season

Five cookbooks serving up festive food inspiration

Candice Botha

CAPE MEDITERRANEAN: THE WAY WE LOVE TO EAT by Ilse van der Merwe (Penguin SA)

With the Cape’s Mediterranean climate, it’s no wonder that its culinary culture is heavily influenced by fresh produce and the healthy style of cooking associated with the European coast, Middle East and northern Africa.

With a strong focus on seasonal produce and fresh ingredients, this book offers  recipes suitable for entertaining large groups, whether you like your meals plated, buffet or tapas. Author Ilse van der Merwe is known for her food blog The Food Fox, (http://thefoodfox.com/) and her contemporary recipes have been gorgeously styled and photographed for her first cookbook. Her favourite recipe, a festive pavlova with lemon curd and passion fruit, is a must-try this Christmas...

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