Title: The A-Z of Food and Cookery in South Africa
Authors: Sannie Smit; Margaret Fulton
Publisher: Random House Struik
Cape Town, South Africa 2011
ISBN 9781770078956 / ISBN 978-1-77007-895-6
Hardcover, 22 x 29 cm, 512 pages, throughout bw illustrations, some colour photos
This big and comprehensive cookbook covers every type of food imaginable from Abalone to Zucotto. Listed alphabetically for convenience is everything you need to know about the preparation of foods available in South Africa, from the more common to the more unusual. The more than 1500 recipes and many innovative variations make use of South African ingredients and range from traditional recipes and basic family favourites to famous dishes. The A-Z of Food and Cookery in South Africa you will turn to when looling for ways to prepare alikreukel, artichokes, asparagus, aspic, atjar or avocados, for ideas on how to use up the remains of the Christmas turkey, a bountiful crop of tomatoes or how to make tameletjies, for information and recipes for an unfamiliar fruit, vegetable, local fish or other ingredients, for how best to use sauerkraut, fold samoosas, cook sosaties, grill snoek or make a superb souffle. Also, fresh ideas for appetizers or salads, sandwiches or soups, desserts or dips are provided. They all have their own entries, each with a wealth of recipes. And most important, watch the traditional recipes: A comprehensive selection of South African favourites is included, from bobotie and bredies to potjiekos and vetkoek.