WIN A copy of Scrumptious: Food for Family and Friends

Jane-Anne Hobbs Rayner is a freelance journalist, food writer, recipe developer and published author of three books. She is one of the pioneering recipe bloggers in South Africa and Food24 is lucky to be associated with her and have her involved in its blogging platform.

The cookbook, naturally, takes its name from her blog - "an independent African food blog, and it's all about careful, patient home cooking, and about how to prepare really excellent food for family and friends".

Jane-Anne says, 'Home cooking is all about old-fashioned craftsmanship, and I place a great deal of emphasis on flavour, precision and patient preparation. I love a precise, well-tested, carefully thought out recipe, and try hard to ensure that any recipe posted on my [sic] blog is just that'.

If you enjoy fresh food with a dose of homely comfort and warmth, then you will love Scrumptious. A great book for the kitchen with photographs that exhibit coffee-table quality.

Here's a taste peek of the book:

Peri-peri calamari with chorizo sausage - an easy starter that's got a lively kick from the sausage.

Lemony lamb shoulder with potatoes en papillote - For those days that warrant a good piece of meat, cooked slowly, with a bottle of wine or two at the ready.

Chicken with cider, bacon and mushrooms - This creamy, comforting crowd-pleaser is a coq-au-vin-style dish, but made with dry cider. A real treat!

Cape gooseberry meringe pie - A twist on a much-loved family pud, this pie is wonderfully tart and crammed with intense gooseberry flavour.

Recipes and images provided by Random House Struik.

This competition closed on 30 September 2012 at 05:00:00 PM
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