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Vegetarian burger

How to make home-made burgers with more bang

Whether it’s classic beef, chicken or vegetarian patties you’re making, the secret to a great, succulent burger lies in freshly minced ingredients and a good amount of fat, says Chef Michel Morand of Bistro Michel in the Bluebird Centre, Johannesburg
Start with one easy bread recipe, then twist it to create pick one of these six with cinnamon, sesame, nutty wheat, rye or garlic and onion.

How to bake your own bread — then give it a fancy twist

Start with this one easy bread recipe, then pick one of these six with cinnamon, sesame, nutty wheat, rye or garlic and onion
French onion soup with roasted marrow bones.

French onion soup with roasted marrow bones

This classic soup recipe gets a modern twist with added marrow bones melted into the beef stock, finished with a flourish of red wine.
Croque madame with spinach and smoked salmon

Croque madame with spinach and smoked salmon

A French bistro classic of a a fried sandwich filled with a thick cheese and spinach sauce with slivers of smoked salmon and topped off with a fried egg
Apple and strawberry crumble pudding with homemade custard

Comfort food for chilly weather

Recently named as the Best Food Blogger in Africa, Sam Linsell, shares a selection of her favourite winter warming recipes
These easy peasy snacks can all be made in your microwave.

6 amazing snacks you won't believe you can make in a microwave

Having a lazy night in? For an easy peasy way to whip up all sorts of quick snacks to munch while punching TV remote buttons, simply make the most of your microwave

These 3 Durban eateries offer the ultimate noodle experience

Grab your chopsticks – Cath Jenkin's found the best noodle spots in Durban

Dorah Sitole tempts us with Tanzanian treats

Dorah Sitole goes to Tanzania where she finds plantains galore - but don't try to eat them raw

The Restaurant: Prue Leith

The food doyenne's Centurion restaurant is far but fine, writes Lyn Woodward

Sweet Endings: Orange Blossom Crumpets

Anél Potgieter, winner of television's Dinner Divas contest, knows we can't live by bread alone... we need a bit of crumpet and a juicy fig

Reader Recipe: Makeshift pizza

You could win R500 by sending us your recipe, which we will test and photograph.

The Restaurant: Braai Ranch

Relaxed, good value, delicious food: reasons why Shelley Seid keeps going back to the Braai Ranch

Featured Recipes

Dorah Sitole's green mangoe and chicken surprise

Dorah Sitole uses green mangoes to make an Arabian-African treat

Main Course: Midsummer Dreams


Dorah's Dinners: Peri-Urban

Continuing her food journey around southern Africa, Dorah Sitole makes a spicy pit stop in Mozambique

How to make: Cauli Cottage

And you thought you couldn't make a great pie without spuds

How to make salads with no sign of lettuce

A fresh and lively trio of Asian salads, with not an iceberg in sight


Rumblings: Maltabella

Guest voice Andrea Burgener entices us with rich dark sorghum porridge that could be the new superfood

Rumblings: Karoo Cachet

GUEST VOICE: Lin Sampson said it's an arid landscape with fresh lamb that has become a byword for free-rang desirability.

The rise of McSushi

Guest voice Andrea Burgener thinks that SUSHI will be the food of choice at many a summer party.

Rumblings: May contain nuts

GUEST VOICE: Sue de Groot

Rumblings: Atomic fusion

GUEST VOICES: Keith Tamkei

Rumblings: Jane-Anne Hobbs

Sneaky but healthy ways to satisfy bottomless appetites

Rumblings: Eat the pavement

Matt Allison joins the visionary foragers who see edibles wherever they go


Video: Chef of the Year Wrap

See all of the chefs in action over the three day event.

Video: Young Chef of the Year 2012

See action in the kitchen as the young chefs competed for the coveted title.

Video: Junior Chef of the Year

Who will win Junior Chef of the Year 2012?

Chef of the Year 2012 Overview

VIDEO: Judges and contestants give their thoughts on the seventh annual Sunday Times Chef of the Year in association with Foodcorp

Featured Video

Sunday Times celebrates summer times

All things summer was the inspiration as the Sunday Times celebrated the first birthdays of their Food and Home supplements, as well as the long standing success of LifeStyle Magazine.

Video: Hilary Biller cooks potato cakes

Sunday Times food editor cooks up some potato cakes on Expresso

Festive cooking with Hilary Biller: Video

Hilary Biller cooks up and prepares Christmas lunch in an hour


Wine of the week: Cuvee Obscura

Words can't quite do justice to the wines Neil Pendock finds in the Swartland


Neil Pendock meets the brains behind our dim sum

A Cheap Round

Pocket-friendly tipples

Cedars and vines

Wine of the week: Joanne Gibson talks to a man in love with the grapes of his homeland about local substitutes for Lebanese wine

The Sands of Wine

On the eve of the 30th birthday of the Cape Winemakers' Guild, Joanne Gibson speaks to the founders