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Get nostalgic with Penguin Random House and Giving Back Childhood

Giving Back ChildhoodStruik Lifestyle is proud to present Giving Back Childhood: Childhood memories and recipes from 50 well-known and big-hearted South African heroes:

In Giving Back Childhood, celebrities from the world of sport, music, media, academia, business, politics, literature, food and entertainment, as well as unsung heroes at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, share some of their own personal memories of food and childhood, as well as the recipes that are the on-going connection to those memories.

To mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, this book of memories and recipes offers you the opportunity to contribute to the outstanding and life-saving medical treatment that the Hospital provides on a daily basis to the children of Southern Africa and many other countries on the African continent. Without the generosity of donors and the general public, much of this work would simply not be possible. All children need to dream, they need hope for the future – and for that they need good health. By purchasing this book, you can help to give the young patients of this Hospital their childhood back.

Foreword by HRH Prince Henry of Wales

Contributors: Raymond Ackerman, Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, Prof. Andrew Argent, Prof. Dave Beatty, Lynn Bedford Hall, Evita Bezuidenhout, Sr Jane Booth, Zoë Brown, Schalk Burger, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Gareth Cliff, Prof. Alan Davidson, JP Duminy, Max du Preez, Chris Erasmus, Pieter Ferreira, Devi Govender, DJ Fresh, Prof. Adam Habib, Barry Hilton, Abdullah Ibrahim, Prof. Jonathan Jansen, Danny K, Amy Kleinhans-Curd, Siya Kolisi, Dylan Lewis, Katlego Maboe, Braam Malherbe, Frans Malherbe, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Jenny Morris, Ryk Neethling, Michael Olivier, Sheryl Ozinsky, Kamini Pather, Gary Player, ProVerb, Reuben Riffel, Prof. Heinz Rode, Analjit Singh, Pippa Schou, Lionel Smit, Wilbur Smith, John van de Ruit, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, Wouter van Warmelo, Derek Watts, Prof. Heather Zar, Helen Zille

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A book no keen baker should be without: Baking with Jackie Cameron

Baking with Jackie CameronOut now from Struik Lifestyle: Baking with Jackie Cameron:

Jackie Cameron made her first biscuits under the watchful eyes of her grandmothers. Now she is able to pay tribute to them by including some of their cherished recipes in Baking with Jackie Cameron.

But she wouldn’t be an award-winning chef if she didn’t take a recipe and make it her own. Cameron has applied her formidable culinary skills to some of her favourite recipes, presenting the reader with a selection of recipes that are utterly delectable, yet reassuringly familiar.

Covering everything from biscuits, breads, pies and quiches for family meals, to celebration cakes and delectable desserts, Baking with Jackie Cameron is a book no keen baker should be without.

About the author

Jackie Cameron was born and raised in the Midlands and her heart remains in KwaZulu-Natal where she has filled the position of head chef at Hartford House, a five-star boutique hotel in rural Mooi River, since 2002. Despite her youth, her list of achievements is what most aspiring chefs dream of. Cameron’s ambition and drive have opened doors to voyages of discovery and enriching experiences, mere dreams for the average chef. Average she is not. This talented young chef leaves no stone unturned.

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Easy recipes and mealtime independence with Healthy Food for a Healthy Baby by Monique Le Roux Forslund

Healthy Food for a Healthy BabyNew from Struik Lifestyle – Healthy Food for a Healthy Baby by Monique Le Roux Forslund:

As a parent and a teacher, Monique le Roux Forslund has first-hand experience of the effect food has on children. She has seen how sugar and other fast-acting carbohydrates can cause them to become over-active and struggle with concentration.

In Healthy Food for a Healthy Baby she shows you how to give your baby a healthy and nourishing start to life. In addition to more than 100 easy recipes appropriate for babies aged six to 18 months, there are tips about natural good food to ensure that your child maintains all-round good health. Although this is not a “low carb high fat” recipe book, the recipes do not include wheat flour and sugar.

In addition, there is information on encouraging your child to develop mealtime independence – aka baby-led weaning (BLW) – much sooner than you’d expect.

About the author

Now based in Sweden, Monique le Roux Forslund grew up in Cape Town and is a regular visitor to South Africa. She is a licenced health coach, fitness instructor, teacher and mother of three, with well over 20 years’ experience working with children. She has one of Sweden’s most popular health blogs (more than 430 000 page views/months and growing) and is regularly asked for advice, tips, ideas and recipes. She enjoys experimenting with different tastes and flavours and is passionate about cooking. Her book Low-carb Living for Families was published by Struik Lifestyle in 2013.

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Put on the perfect children’s party without blowing the budget: More Easy Party Treats for Children by Janette Mocke

More Easy Party Treats for ChildrenNog Maklike Soet Happies Vir KindersNow available from Struik Lifestyle – More Easy Party Treats for Children by Janette Mocke

In More Easy Party Treats for Children, each chapter presents a different theme, including trains, monsters, sheep, butterflies, bees, superheroes, ragdolls and dinosaurs.

All the treats are made using readily available items, such as ice cream cones, marshmallows, jelly sweets, lollipops and wafer biscuits. Each theme includes a centrepiece that can be used in addition to, or even replace, the traditional birthday cake. The simple-to-follow instructions don’t require any baking or specialist skills, making it possible for busy moms to put on the perfect party without blowing the budget or spending hours in the kitchen.

Kids will be delighted by the variety of treats on offer and the themes can be adapted to suit individual preferences and ages. Beautiful photography and creative styling showcase the treats and offer further ideas for party settings.

Also available in Afrikaans as Nog Maklike Soet Happies Vir Kinders.

About the author

Janette Mocke published her first book, Easy Party Treats for Children, in 2012, which has sold over 12,000 copies in English and Afrikaans. Since then, she has appeared on various TV programmes, including Pasella, Expresso and Hectic Nine-9 (SABC 2), and featured in Your Family magazine. Janette started out by baking cakes for family and friends. When she couldn’t find anyone to make her own wedding cake, she took on the task herself and the cake was such a success it convinced her to turn her hobby into a business. She is the owner of a Supacakes agency, using her creativity and talents to produce cakes, cupcakes, treats and toppers for birthdays, weddings and special occasions.

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Simple and inspiring – Crochet Flowers: Step-By-Step by Tanya Shliazhko

Crochet FlowersNew from Struik Lifestyle, Crochet Flowers: Step-By-Step by Tanya Shliazhko:

Crochet flowers are a favourite with needlecrafters because they can be made from scraps of yarn, are small and therefore achievable, and they are versatile. Use them to add charm to décor projects such as pillows, guest towels, or napkin holders, or gather them into a pretty corsage for a lapel or hat trim.

The flower patterns offer designs suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced crocheters. The combination of written instructions, colour charts and photographs take the reader through the process step-by-step, making it easy to check at every stage whether your work corresponds with the pattern.

Content includes information on hooks and yarns, basic crochet stitches, and how to read a pattern. Beginners can start with simple patterns using just one or two stitches and colours and, as their skills improve, they can take on more advanced designs incorporating additional stitches and shaping techniques. There is also a short section on how to use your crochet flowers to create home décor items and fashion accessories.

About the author

Tanya Shliazhko was inspired to start creating things by her grandmother, who decorated her house with bright floral handmade accessories. Growing up surrounded by handcrafted beauty inspired Tanya to create unique crochet items, focusing on floral elements. After many requests, she started writing patterns, eventually becoming a freelance crochet designer. She lives in Canada.

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Presenting JAN – A Breath of French Air, the new book by Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen

JAN - A Breath of French AirJAN - My Franse KosverhaalJAN – A Breath of French Air is a memoir and celebration of the renowned eatery JAN, a South African restaurant in the south of France:

The restaurant is a showcase of South Africa’s tradition of hospitality, transported from a farm in rural South Africa to the glamorous French Riviera. JAN, now a one-star Michelin restaurant, is proof that dreams can be lived and how a love for what you do can transform humble ingredients into a masterpiece. Each chapter captures the mood and inspiration of what is served at JAN, and the collection of over 90 recipes covers everything from locally baked breads, amuse bouche and mouthwatering main course meat and fish dishes to what the chefs eat after a long night’s service in a hot kitchen.

Also available in Afrikaans as JAN: My Franse Kosverhaal

About the author

South African-born Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen was raised on a rural farm in the north of the country. After completing an Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch he furthered his studies with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Design and Photography. He worked as a contributing food editor for ELLE magazine in South Africa and Paris before relocating to Nice to open his own restaurant called JAN. Since its humble beginnings in 2013, JAN has garnered a reputation as one of the top restaurants in the south of France. This is Jan Hendrik’s second book, which continues the journey first started in The French Affair, also published by Struik Lifestyle.

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A 7-day journey to wellbeing with Stephan Domenig’s Alkaline Juices and Smoothies

Alkaline Juices and SmoothiesStruik Lifestyle is proud to present Alkaline Juices and Smoothies by Stephan Domenig:

A healthy diet means eating a balance of acidic and alkaline foods. The modern Western diet is heavily weighted towards foods that tend to be acid-forming. Alkaline Juices and Smoothies presents an easy-to-follow way to cleanse your system and repair that imbalance.

This definitive plan will guide you in a seven-day journey to wellbeing, encourage the natural process of weight loss, increase energy and vitality and begin to restore your body to its natural rhythms. The destructive effects of the modern acidic diet are combated through a judicious menu of green smoothies, fresh juices and satisfying drinks. The detox plan can be followed for seven consecutive days, but even one or two days a week will yield benefits.

Also see: The Alkaline Cure: The Amazing 14 Day Diet and Mindful Eating Plan by Stephan Domenig

About the author

Dr Stephan Domenig is the medical director of the FX Mayr Health Center in Maria Wörth, Austria. After obtaining his medical degree, he worked as an assistant physician and surgeon at several hospitals in Austria and Brazil. He has a diploma in FX Mayr medicine and certifications in orthomolecular medicine, applied kinesiology and chiropractics.

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Discover a happier, healthier you with The Alkaline Cure by Stephan Domenig

The Alkaline CureStruik Lifestyle is proud to present The Alkaline Cure: The Amazing 14 Day Diet and Mindful Eating Plan by Stephan Domenig:

For more than 100 years, the nutritional principles laid down by the Austrian physician Dr FX Mayr have helped tens of thousands of people regain control over their digestive health, helping them to lose weight and feel full of energy.

In The Alkaline Cure, Domenig shares the clinically-tested principles of the Mayr alkaline cure. Analkaline lifestyle results in optimum digestive health, giving you an overall feeling of wellbeing and more energy. Extra benefits include clearer skin, a stronger immune system, improved metabolism, and reduced signs of ageing.

Discover the principles of the alkaline cure and follow the 14-day diet plan to reap the benefits of a happier, healthier you.

About the author

Dr Stephan Domenig is the medical director of the FX Mayr Health Center in Maria Wörth, Austria. After obtaining his medical degree, he worked as an assistant physician and surgeon at several hospitals in Austria and Brazil. He has a diploma in FX Mayr medicine and certifications in orthomolecular medicine, applied kinesiology and chiropractics.

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Presenting Simply DeliciousExpresso Morning Show resident foodie Zola Nene’s first cookbook

Simply DeliciousStruik Lifestyle is excited to present Zola Nene’s first cookbook, Simply Delicious:

In Nene’s own words: “Food has always been a huge part of my life; important occasions were always marked with a feast of some sort …

“This book chronicles my food journey thus far – how it started and what has shaped me into the chef I am today.”

That’s exactly what Simply Delicious is all about; it’s Nene’s culinary career told through her recipes, interspersed with snippets and perspectives of her life journey, including tributes to the people who have inspired and influenced her cooking style and explaining the reason for certain culinary choices that she has made.

If one had to describe Nene’s personality in a single idea, it would be “irrepressible joy”, which is the thread running through this journey as well as the state evoked by her delicious dishes. Her food philosophy is very simple – cooking is for everyone. With easy-to-follow instructions, the recipes will ensure that anyone can produce mouthwatering results.

About the author

Zola Nene is currently the resident chef on Expresso Morning Show on television’s SABC 3 channel. During a two-year stint in the UK, she worked as a commis entremetier, chef de partie and patissier in a brasserie in Cheshire. She returned to South Africa and enrolled at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch where she worked with chefs such as Margot Janse of LQF and Chris Erasmus of Pierneef at la Motte. After graduating she was appointed catering manager for a large catering company in Johannesburg. Around this time Expresso was conceptualised and she was offered the job of food stylist for the show. She returned to Cape Town to start working on the show in October 2010 and has been there ever since.

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Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen becomes the first South African to be awarded a Michelin Star

 
JAN - A Breath of French AirThe French AffairJAN, a restaurant in the south of France owned and run by South African-born chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, has been awarded a Michelin Star, as Van der Westhuizen becomes the first South African to receive this honour. On the announcement, the chef was quoted on his Instagram feed as saying “This is where I say. Dreams do come true.” The restaurant was also voted as one of the best restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveller in 2015.

In March 2016 Struik Lifestyle, an imprint of Penguin Random House South Africa, will be publishing Van der Westhuizen’s new cookbook – JAN – A Breath of French Air. It will also be available in Afrikaans as JAN – My Franse Kosverhaal. The book is a memoir and celebration of the renowned eatery JAN. Each chapter captures the mood and inspiration of what is served at JAN, and the collection of over 90 recipes covers everything from locally baked breads, amuse bouche and mouthwatering main course meat and fish dishes to what the chefs eat after a long night’s service in a hot kitchen.

Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen was raised on a rural farm in the north of the country. After completing an Advanced Diploma in Culinary Arts he furthered his studies with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Design and Photography. He worked for ELLE magazine in South Africa and Paris before relocating to Nice to open his own restaurant called JAN. Since its humble beginnings in 2013, JAN has garnered a reputation as one of the top restaurants in the south of France. JAN – A Breath of French Air will be Jan Hendrik’s second book, which continues the journey first started in The French Affair, also published by Struik Lifestyle.

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