9780143528296_21Justin Bonello has rightfully become a household name, especially if you’re a fan of TV chefs.  In his latest book,  Justin Bonello …Cooks For Friends he really manages to get down to the roots of South African cuisine.

Chapters are divided into locations  – Strandloper (from the sea), Bos kos, Lets Gooi, Park off  – rather than usual starter, main, dessert.

What is really special about the book are the innovative ideas on old skills, from how to build a camp oven from an old paint drum, to making a homemade biltong drying box.

And there are also some great traditional recipes – how to make your own biltong and boerewors, to the more exotics like smileys (slow-roasted sheep’s head).  For the not so adventurous there are also some great recipe – stuffed beef fillets, grilled trout, a host of pasta dishes, great ideas on braaied chicken and breads, as well as a delicious choice of desserts.

Justin Bonello …Cooks For Friends is about having fun in the kitchen whether it’s at home or in the great outdoors, there are recipes for ever

yone. You can almost smell the beer and braai smoke when paging through the book.

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