Justin Bonello_Recipes

Everyone has a story about Long Street in Cape Town where secrets are seldom sacrosanct. Mine emanates from a seedy pub in which I spent many a cold winter evening playing backgammon with mates. When my game needed upping I’d call for another little drop of heaven – a chocolate vodka. For some time, Read More

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The Marula tree I’ve always had respect for a tree that produces useful fruit. The Marula tree is part of the mango family and best of all it grows wild in the northern parts of Southern Africa. The sweet, yellow fruit is used for jam – which is good, but it’s also turned into, Read More

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Padkos: Road Trip Food We’ve all been on the road, stopped at one of those places that promises good food, good pies, good times, bought our padkos and hit the road only to discover once again that what we’ve bought tastes terrible. My solution is to make my own padkos before I leave home.., Read More

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This is a simple and delicious recipe that can be made with the whole family! I especially love it because everyone can make their own to their own liking .. you can go wild! Here is a clip of me (many years ago) whipping up a few Puff Pastry Eggs Bombs! Enjoy it!  , Read More

Christmas is here! May it be very merry and full of good food and better company. Eat, drink, and be merry only on the condition that you do it safely!

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We were lucky enough to make this on a tropical beach in Mozambique, but’s it’s just as lekker when made for mates on the braai in my back garden. We used king mackerel, but any oily fish, like yellow tail, will do the trick! You’ll Need: 1 x 500g deboned fillet of king mackerel, Read More

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Fillets are great on the fire, but you can ruin it if you’re not careful, so follow these steps to creating the perfect fillet this Summer and you’ll be laughing. Remember, keep it simple stupid.  

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One of our favorite things to do on the braai as South Africans is a simple lamb chop, so here’s my trick to creating the perfect lamb chop on the fire.    

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I’ve tried raising chickens in the past with very little success, but as we grow, we learn, and I’ve learnt a lot this year through my greenhouse and garden, so now it’s time to add animals to my urban farm. So yesterday I received two hens from a mate of mine and I’m going to, Read More