Mi Casa frontman, restaurateur, My Kitchen Rules judge and chef extraordinaire J’Something has expanded his already impressive repertoire by publishing his own cookbook. Called Something’s Cooking and published by Quivertree Publications, it’s a journey of the food he grew up with and simply can’t go without.
“I hope that it inspires home cooks and chefs, and reminds us all that nothing is more important than doing what you love and doing it with passion,” he writes.
One of our favourite recipes was for this Sangria, which he says sealed the deal for him on a date with his now wife, Cordelia Godi.
“So, on your next date night or romantic day in, make this Sangria – you can’t go wrong,” he writes.
This is also a perfect drink to serve during your Summer festive celebrations.
2 bottles dry red wine
1 cup brandy
1 cup orange juice
¼ cup castor sugar
2 oranges, cut into thin rounds
2 lemons, cut into thin rounds
3 limes, cut into thin rounds
2 apples, cored and cut into chunks
2 cups soda water
In a large pot or bowl, combine the wine, brandy, orange juice and sugar, and stir until the sugar dissolves.
Add the orange, lemon and lime slices, as well as the apples, and refrigerate until well chilled – usually about 1 hour.
Remove from the fridge and add the soda. Serve in glasses over ice.
- Visit jsomething.com for more recipes like these
- Order the book at takealot.com for R315. It’s also available from all major bookstores
ALSO TRY: J’Something’s easy beer bread