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The French Affair is a collection of recipes collected by author, chef and photographer Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen on his life journey that took him from a farm in South Africa to the French Riviera and Paris. The book is a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul, reflecting Jan Hendrik’s love affair with France and its culture of good food, fresh produce from local markets and the meals he has been inspired by on his travels through these epicurean surroundings.

Jan Hendrik’s love of food was nurtured by his mother and grandmothers, and this family influence and his South African roots are reflected in his recipes for Ouma se Soetkoekies (spice and sweet wine biscuits) and Milk Tart with Cinnamon Quinces.

Dishes such as Cauliflower and Roquefort Soup, and Creamy Chicken and Corn Pot Pies are inspired by his student years in Stellenbosch, while Rabbit and Wild Mushroom Ragoût, Sticky Tarte Tatin and Croque-Monsieur à la Banane clearly show the French influence. Oysters Baked with Champagne Cream and Turkish Delight Pavlova reflect his time spent as a private chef on a yacht on the French Riviera. There is also a chapter with basic recipes for pastry, pasta, jams and preserves.

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  • Soft cover
  • 304 pages

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The French Affair by Jan Hendrik Van Der Westhuizen

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Code: 9781432308544
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The best of South African and French cooking - all in one book!

I have worked with the author Jan Hendrik for 3 years when he was a photographer and his work was always so flawless and crisp. Nothing has changed now that he is a chef and author! The styling of the book and pages is exquisite (well done Alwijn Burger :)) and what I love about this book is that Jan Hendrik has shared the best of his youth, time in Cape Town and now life in France with recipes sp Read more

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Impress your guests

I love cooking out of this book! South African food with a twist, easy to follow and execute. I have impressed my guests (and myself) every time I made one of the recipes. The book has beautiful photos in and is aesthetically as pleasing as it is user friendly.

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