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  Are you hungry? Unfortunately our tasty treats are just virtual, but if you’re interested in food and drink we can whet your appetite with this blog. While Food n Drink used to be a print publication, it has now moved with the times, and provides an online magazine and food and drink directory. This

RECIPE: South African Pear, Parma Ham and Rocket Pizza

These easy pizzas are very simply put together. The juicy South African pears complement the Parma Ham perfectly – a marriage made in heaven. Serves 4 (1/2 pizza each) Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes 2 large pizza bases 4 tbsp green pesto sauce 2 tbsp pine nuts 2 South African pears, peeled,

RECIPE: South African Pear & Blue Cheese Crepe by Kerstin Rodgers

Serves 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 12-15 minutes 125g buckwheat flour 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon sea salt 200ml dry cider 20ml melted butter Filling: 50g butter 2 South African pears, thinly sliced 200g blue cheese, thinly sliced A sprinkle of sea salt A few walnuts or pecans (optional) Honey or

RECIPE: South African Apple, Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Serves 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes 100g quinoa 300ml vegetable stock 2 South African apples, cored and chopped 2 celery sticks, sliced 100g seedless red grapes, halved 50g sultanas or raisins 2 roast chicken breasts, skin removed 2 handfuls baby spinach Mint leaves, to garnish Dressing: 2 tbsp lemon juice or

RECIPE: Salted Toffee Apple Bake by Kerstin Rodgers

Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes 50g butter ½ a lemon 4 South African apples, quartered and cored 125g soft brown sugar 125ml double cream Sea salt     Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC, fan oven 180°C, Gas Mark 6 2. Choose a baking tray that has edges (measuring

Light & Easy Apple and Pear Tarts

Use filo pastry to make these delicious tarts – topped with a ground almond mixture and sliced South African apples and pears. Serves 8 Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Vegetable oil, for greasing 270g pack filo pastry sheets, thawed if frozen 50g butter, melted 1 egg, beaten 80g ground almonds 25g soft

RECIPE: Crunchy Apple & Pear Breakfast Granola

12 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes 250g jumbo porridge oats 50g pumpkin seeds 50g sunflower seeds 50g sesame seeds 50g poppy seeds 50g soft brown sugar 2 tbsp groundnut oil 100g hazelnuts or almonds, roughly chopped 100g dried apricots, chopped 100g sultanas or raisins South African apple and pear, to serve

RECIPE: Parma Ham and Pepper Pizza

Parma Ham is a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product and is 100% natural. The drying process that Parma Ham goes through creates a ham that is very low in fat content, with many mineral salts, vitamins, antioxidants and easily digestible proteins. This means that Parma Ham is truly a food for everyone. These Parma

New Magazine In Search of Taste explores food and wine from a cultural retrospective

In Search of Taste is the new, quarterly food and wine publication for the culturally conscious. Sumptuously produced, free of advertising and compiled by a host of distinguished contributors, each a scholar in their chosen field, In Search of Taste delivers to its global readership a compendium of stunningly illustrated features surpassed only by its

Linghams’ New Extra Hot Chilli Sauce

Calling all chilli connoisseurs, spice fiends and hot sauce specialists: there’s a new bad boy of hot stuff in town who goes by the name of Lingham’s Extra Hot Chilli Sauce and he’s perfect for those who like things saucy, spicy and a little hot under the collar. Lingham’s Extra Hot Chilli Sauce is somewhat

New South Caernarfon Creameries £6million cheese production unit

Work has commenced on a new production unit at South Caernarfon Creameries. The new build, which is located at the Creameries’ site in Chwilog, near Pwllheli, will house a state-of-the-art and flexible cheese production facility. Total investment is estimated at £6 million. The new facility is planned to be fully operational by October 2015 and

Cholesterol – The Basics

There is a lot of jargon to be found in conversations about health, and in talk about cholesterol in particular. Sometimes visiting the GP can feel like listening to another language. But what is cholesterol, and how does it really affect your health? What is cholesterol doing in the body? The word cholesterol actually refers