Greg’s table–Fabyɘlɘs Russian burnt honey cake

We both love cooking—two different styles—mine very Mediterranean, no measuring, the other very precise with careful preparation. We NEVER work in the same kitchen—there would be war. During lockdown we watched a lot of cooking channels and came across this recipe on...

Try our yummy white cheese and tomato tarts

This week it was time to move beyond the pizza and take away scene to something a bit more elaborate and oh so satisfying. This take on the wonderful marriage that is cheese and tomato was just the thing to wake up those dormant taste buds, smooth and crispy with very...

Delicious marinated beef pot roast from Annatjie Melck

  This week we tried this recipe from Annatjie Melck but of course had to make some changes which worked out fine—nothing drastic . For instance I didn’t think it necessary to lard the topside. By all means do so if you like but we found it worked very well just...

SecretEATS –virtual dining for a great cause

Support StreetSmart and keep up social distancing while sampling gourmet food and premium wines from the Constantia region delivered straight to your door. Guests will be wined and dined in the first of three Cape Town virtual experiences hosted by SecretEATS on...

Italy comes to Paarl at Giuseppe’s

                                    Well this isn’t quite Greg’s table, but this week I have decided to give it up for a Suid Agter Paarl Road hidden gem, Giuseppe on the Bel Air...

We make Paul Hollywood’s heavenly layer cake–yummy!

  Fancy a little something not too sweet but ever so satisfying to go with that special bottle of sweet wine you have been saving for an extended lock down? Can’t believe I actually wrote that. But you get what I mean don’t you. This cake is not too sweet, is...

Fabulously fragrant cashew and mushroom curry

                    Chetna Makan‘s bestselling cookbooks combine her creative flavour twists with a love of simple Indian home cooking. Taking inspiration from the eclectic mix of vegetarian and vegan dishes found in...

Brilliant French beef and red wine casserole

When Cape winter settles in one's thoughts turn to delicious red wine casseroles and of course red wine. One brand we have been drinking quite a lot of, well priced quaffers , just the thing to throw down with no conscience are those from Brandvlei Cellars in...

NOT GREG’S TABLE BUT A WORTHY DISH INDEED.

The recent launch of yet another fab wine from Steenberg, The Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc, delicious and easy to drink, trading on the classic fruit for which they are so well known, has inspired Executive Chef at Steenberg, Kerry Kilpin, to create this gorgeous...

CHINESE STYLE AUBERGINES—STICKY AND SPICY—YUM YUM!!

GREG'S TABLE Out on the deck this was the perfect dish as the wind was pumping—Aubergines done Chinese style. They are sliced and allowed to give off plenty of water under a coating of salt before being dried and wiped clean. Coated in corn flour, they are fried till...

CHEESE SOUFFLE AND PETIT CHENIN

GREG’S TABLE Yesterday it was one of my favourites—classic cheese soufflé—and I was most chuffed that for the first time ever I had made these in advance and FROZEN them! That’s right –and they turned out perfectly as you can see. They rose beautifully and still had...

FABULOUSLY CREAMY CHICKEN LIVER PÂTÉ

Greg's Table Just the thing on the deck with some crackers and a bottle of something sticky and very cold to go with it. This was some of Boplaas’s most fabulous you know what. The pâtés were of course homemade and very freezable so you can make up a batch and freeze...