Tuesday, January 29, 2013

On the Bookshelf: Savour

Courtesy: Yummy Thymes blog

I'm in the process of discovering the bond between food and language in Savour. Savour is a collaboration between Marc Hirschowitz (Events extraordinaire), Karen Alsfine (Creative writer come creative cook), and Estelle Sacharowitz (Cuisine concocter). Each chapter is named a descriptive word that is meant to yield a emotional feeling associated with the recipes in that chapter. Wakey Wakey covers breakfast items, I immediately imagine a soft boiled egg with toast soldiers dipped in. Sip, oh yeah sippy sippy enough said, it covers drinks.

Savour offers recipes that cover almost every occasion. It's great for a first time cook looking for clear direction  with progression from homemade burgers to crepe suzette. Equally useful for a foodie like myself looking for an inspiration directory.

Image courtesy of YummyThymesBlog

The chapter that captured me at first perusal is the STORE chapter. The items are "reserved for future use" like jams, pickles, cordials, mustards and marinated mushrooms. I guess this chapter speaks to me because I'd love to be forever young & preserved in a sweet, sour, salty solution. (I know morbid much)

Oh and it looks absolutely smashing on a coffee table. Happy reading!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Today is the day!

Pinterest is such a gem, 2013 is about starting today!

Hellur 2013

I can't believe we're already a week into 2013, yikes but I'm excited!

I'm looking forward to:

Moving into my new apartment after a few renovations including the kitchen, yes a splendid new KITCHEN! Fingers crossed it turns out as I imagined cause 3D ain't for real for real lol

Courtesy: google.co.za

Traveling to and eating in different countries thanks to weddings,
thirtieths (including my own) and family holidays

Courtesy: visit2istanbul.com

Extending my foodie repertoire with this here Jozi Foodie Fix, as a reviewer and 
with some strategic partnerships (watch this space)

Bringing unique offerings with The Collective

Thanks for your continued support of the Jozi Foodie Fix, cheers to a wonderful 2013!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cheers to 2012!

A belated Happy New Year to all!

I spent the last few hours of 2012 with friends introducing them to my tequila kit and sipping on bubbles. We have a tequila shot culture in Jozi not a chilled sip it slowly. So the tequila kit gives drinkers the option to step out of the ordinary tequila shot (cue tequila face) and make it extraordinary with either something spicy or sweet.

The Tequila kit is a crate with chilled Jose Cuervo Reposado and pre-filled jars of pineapple wedges, orange slices, lime wedges, served with condiments. The condiments are cinnamon, tabasco, brown sugar and of course salt. Options of lime salt, pineapple brown sugar tabasco and cinnamon orange.

TOAST! Cheers to 2012!