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strawberry pizza

I was very pleasantly surprised one wet morning last week when a rather large and mysterious parcel arrived on my doorstep.  Closer inspection revealed a basket filled to the brim of pizza-making delights from Col’Cacchio.  From tomato passata to fresh pizza dough; a rolling pin to a shiny pizza slicer, they had thought of everything and hooked me up in a very grand way.

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Lexi Bechet is a fantastic confectioner.    With a company called Ma Mére Maison - French for My Mother’s Kitchen – it’s obvious that her cooking talents are a result of many happy years in the family kitchen.  That, and culinary training at Silwood Kitchen cemented Lexi’s love for confectionary. || Read more

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Credit: Kamini Pather

Recently, I was invited by the lovely folk over at Good Housekeeping magazine to join them at their Cake Stars event, in celebration of their April issue which features South Africa’s top baking stars, their favourite recipes and expert baking tips.

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Poached Peaches

A friend’s mother shared this recipe with me in St. Jean Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera during a 24 hour break from my work as a private chef on a yacht on the Mediterranean.  It is a light, unfussy dessert and makes use of the gorgeous peaches we’ve had in season.

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