Justin Bonello, Behind the Scenes, Ultimate Braai Master, Fire, Braai, South Africa, cooking show

You’ve seen the show, but the truth is that everything that needs to happen behind the cameras in order to make the show happen is a mystery to most people in South Africa, so here’s a little inside peak at what it takes to make the Ultimate Braai Master.  

If you’ve got my first book, you’ll know that I’ve already done a Greek style lamb, but I HAVE to give you Marthinus’s recipe. I’ll even admit that it might be better than mine! This is seriously delicious and really easy to make. You’ll Need: A deboned leg of lamb (about 2.5kg) 500ml Bulgarian, Read More

This is a great salad, especially for those lazy and less hungry warm days or nights, because it’s a meal in one that won’t leave you feeling stuffed and gasping for air after you’ve eaten. For the Rub: 50g whole coriander spice 25g peppercorns 50g mustard seeds 30g coarse salt 15g paprika For the, Read More

There are millions of burger joints in the world, most of them serving up pre-packaged rubbish, where most of the time you don’t know what you’re eating. Slapping some meat in a bun when you know what you’re eating elevates burgers to a gourmet experience. You’ll need ½ kg leanish ground mince (beef, ostrich,, Read More

This is my spin on a recipe given to me by Alfred Henry, but like most things in life I’ve changed it and made it my own. It’s my take on the classic Mississippi Mud Pie born in America in the 1970s and it’s got to be the ultimate dessert sin. It’s loaded with, Read More

You might be tempted to think that this is a recipe to do with Playboy Bunnies having a braai. I don’t blame you, but I’m afraid that this is not that kind of book – I’m a married man! This is Rust n Dust’s recipe and they say it combines two of their favourite, Read More

Image courtesy of Oranjezicht City Farm

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka So, the seed for the Green Town Project has been buried in my brain for a long time, but I’m sure that you’re wondering how we actually implement this idea to grow food in, Read More

Sometimes the simple things in life puts a smile on my face: A decent cup of coffee in the morning. Playing in the garden with my lightie. A fish that finally takes my bait. A beautiful sunset after a long day… And (really) good potato salad.  Have this with snoek, cajun calamari  or just, Read More

For the Batter You’ll need: 4 cups of flour ½ a cup of sugar a drizzle of sunflower oil 4 – 5 free-range or organic eggs about a litre of milk First up, make a batch of pancake batter. Put the flour, sugar and sunflower oil into a mixing bowl, make a well in, Read More