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How to do Everything Better

Mix incredible home-made Sangria The key? A kick of tequila, fresh fruit and white wine. The result isn’t as heavy as a jug of red and won’t stain your lips during your braai. PREP THE FLAVOURING Deseed three pieces of fruit, such as a peach, an orange and a pear, and cut them into chunks. […]

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Beef and Ostrich Fillet Kebabs

“Do NOT overcook the skewers; the meat needs to be rare to medium rare!” says Men’s Health Masterclass finalist, Nic Grigg. “I take no responsibility for dry, over-cooked meat!” Ingredients 1 Kg Beef Fillet – cubed 1 Kg Ostrich Fillet – cubed Red Onion – cut into petals Red Pepper – de-seeded and cut into […]

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How to do Everything Better

Be the ultimate braai master FIRE UP THE GRILL Check out these essential elements of grill protocol from pit master Jamie Purviance, author of Weber’s Time to Grill (R232 Kalahari.net). RULE 1 Use a chimney starter to light briquettes. WHY IT MATTERS The coals heat more evenly. Wad newspaper in the bottom of the chimney […]

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Be a Burger King

Burger Cooking Tips > When making your own burgers, always use top quality beef, preferably minced or chopped by your own hand. This will ensure that you don’t use “mechanically extracted” meat of dubious origin. Otherwise, get your butcher to mince you some rump steak. Top American chef Thomas Keller recommends a combination of beef […]

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Why You Need a Butcher

The Butcher Is Back Supermarkets have changed the adage: meat is meat and a man must eat. The fare of frigid food aisles is not just meat any more. It’s meat, monosodium glutamate, soya, sodium phosphate and sodium nitrite. And must man really eat all of that? “What’s bog-standard practice in the meat industry is […]

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The Inebriated Steak

You should pair the steak with the wine that you marinaded it with. Don’t want to drink cheap wine? Then remember to give your steak a good drink. It will be sure to show your taste buds just how grateful it is. Ingredients 1 x 200g Steak 1 x cup of red wine 1 x […]

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How to Seduce her with a Song

Any guy – yes, even you! – can pull off a serenade. The key is to not take yourself too seriously. And to follow the advice of these experts. Know your limits Take it from a pro who knows: “ If you can barely play guitar, don’t try to tackle a Hendrix song. If you […]

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Spicy Peruvian Chicken Recipe

Fire up the grill and drop kilos We imagine that you spend a lot of time around the fire. And why not? After all, beneath the grid lies a convergence of flavour and nutrition: a fire that melts fat and delivers a man-size helping of smoke and sizzle, the world’s greatest zero-kilojoule ingredients. But that […]

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Your New Favourite Sandwich

A sure-fire crowd pleaser that’s easy to make and even easier to consume. You’ll need: • Beef fillet, trimmed of fat • Horseradish sauce • Fresh rocket leaves • Salt and pepper • Red onion Method: 1. Rub the fillet in olive oil, sea salt and black pepper and sear on the braai or in […]

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How to do Everything Better

Don’t allow carbonized grease to affect the flavour of your food. Use this 6 phase attack 1 BURN OFF THE GUNK Crank the heat (or light some coals), close the grill lid and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. The high temperature will char food residue so it’s easier to scrape off. 2 SCRUB […]

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