On cold mornings, I recall my mother bustling about in our suburban South African kitchen, ladling out bowls of creamy mealie meal papor porridge. Hot from the saucepan, she’d stir in a little more milk and sugar, and occasionally, a cube of cold, unsalted butter and a tablespoonful of tinned golden syrup.
Creamy Mealie Meal Pap Mealie meal pap or porridge is a breakfast dish of milled white maize enjoyed across demographics in South Africa. By Ishay Govender (@IshayGovender). For Woolworths TASTE, September 2018, story: Things we Found in the Fire Mealie meal pap eaten simply with sugar and milk or with golden syrup and [...]
Jerk – succulent barbequed meat - rubbed in a savoury, spicy paste and turned over fragrant hardwood coals is central to the food culture in Jamaica. Ishay Govender takes a big bite...Written for taste magazine, October 2017. Featured in Taste Magazine “I DON’T EAT IT, but I’ll jerk it for the people,” Nikuma Carl smiles. [...]
Mother's Day Rich Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting A vanilla cake is versatile and pretty, but a rich chocolate cake makes you feel like there was just that much more effort expended in making it. For Mother’s Day, Lurpak, the butter Queens, invited me to share something delicious for my mum. (Check out their [...]
Lemon Toffee Upside Down Cake This Lemon Toffee Upside Down Cake is a spin on my Apricot and Thyme cake, that Good Housekeeping featured in their July 2015 #GHBakestars issue, and was prepared for the Afternoon Express show on Tuesday 14 July 2015. On Afternoon Express - courtesy image Ingredients 2 medium lemons, [...]
Our Favourite Sandwiches - For City Press iMag I was asked to share my favourite sandwich recipe for a story that City Press iMag ran at the end of last year, featuring fellow bloggers and friends, Anel of the award winning blog Life is a Zoo Biscuit, Thuli of Mzansi Style Cuisine and Matt of Curate This Space (now, [...]
Mauritius Street Food Pickle vendor outside Waterfront, Port Louis - Reminders of a Durban Childhood (this article appeared in the Sunday Times Extra 12 Jan 2014) Ripe pineapples, dipped in chilli powder and salt, threaded on wooden skewers and sold along the Durban beachfront, remind me of my childhood [...]