Everything you need to know about fennel seeds

The story goes that Jimmy Public travelled far and wide and on his travels he collected things. The things a food-loving traveller tends to collect are things he can fit into his luggage and among them are herbs and spices. Now that these spices make themselves at home on our shelves and in our kitchen, we… Continue Reading »

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Want to come for tea?

Are you an out-the-box baker or more of a two-minute noodler? What are your kitchen quirks? Which tools do you love to use and which would you love to see on Yuppiechef.com? These and many other questions are popping in our brains...

Our Yuppiechef HQ boerie bar

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If we’ve learnt anything from the Ultimate Braai Master, it’s that breaking the rules of convention is the best way to impress your braaing audience. With our Cooked in the Karoo facebook giveaway last week, we asked for your best braaing tips...

Braai Day Mastering Meat Special

This Wednesday, our nation celebrates Heritage Day and in true South African form we do it around the braai. To make it a little more special this year, we are offering you 50% off our online cooking course, Mastering Meat...

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5 fun layered cake ideas every baker should try

Cakes are getting a major make-under with the new naked cake trend and we love it. It’s about bending the traditional rules and looking out for the bare necessities, as the chipper Baloo likes to remind us. With a super laid-back, no-frills feel,...

Mugshots for teatime

Did you know that we spend about a third of our lives at work? That’s good motivation to make work feel more like home, don’t you think? One of the ways we do this at Yuppiechef HQ is with personalised mugs. Having...

The 2014 eCommerce Awards: a big thank you to each of you

There’s a pretty awesome vibe here at Yuppiechef HQ this morning as we celebrate winning the Best eCommerce site in South Africa for the fifth consecutive year. This is all thanks to you, folks, so our MD, Andrew Smith, wanted...

Our forum star: Louise de Jager

Remember our community question and answer forum? There’s been a lot of action over there since we opened it up to you lovely folk, and we’ve decided it’s time to award our first Forum Star. We’d like you to meet...

Sweet treats with Sarah Graham

If you enjoy all things sugary and sweet, you’ll be happy to hear that you can now sign up for our brand new online cooking course, Sweet Treats. In this six-lesson course, Sarah Graham plays our very own Willy Wonka (minus the...