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It’s Heritage Day on 24 September, so we’re encouraging you to support these local authors and get their latest books for your home library.
Competing in the MasterChef South Africa 2013 series, the Van der Wat sisters, Seline and Leandri, stole hearts and were ultimately placed second and third. In Two, they collaborate to present a really fascinating cookbook concept: taking the same main ingredient and creating two different dishes from it, or taking a classic recipe and making one for the family and casual dining, and the other version to impress for serious entertaining. Whatever the case, both dishes will be utterly delicious.
By Seline and Leandri van der Wat
Published by Struik Lifestyle, R300
South Africa’s Greatest Batsmen
South Africa has produced some of the best batsmen in the world, with AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla dominating the recent ICC rankings. Previous teams and generations have included their own legends. But who are the greatest of them all? This book features early legends, whose careers were cut short by isolation, those who built the foundation of the Proteas’ post-isolation success, the men dominating the current game, and those who, but for apartheid, might have been their equals in the Test-match arena.
By Ali Bacher and David Williams
Published by Penguin Books South Africa, R240
Gardening for Butterflies
Butterflies are visible signs of a healthy garden, and Gardening for Butterflies shows how to attract these beautiful insects, giving step-by-step instructions for planning and planting a garden that will cater for the greatest number and diversity of butterflies. Using a Durban garden as a case study, it includes a recommended layout and plant lists for this area, as well as for other regions around the country. From full-scale garden transformation to smaller adjustments, this book is the perfect guide.
By Steve Woodhall and Lindsay Gray
Published by Struik Nature, R230
Cape Fusion
South Africa’s fusion father, Shane Sauvage, is back with an ocean-inspired, all-new take on South African regional ingredients and flavours. With combinations to tempt the palate and fill your table with a feast of delicious cuisine made easy for the home cook, Cape Fusion is a sensory journey amplified by world-class, step-by-step food photography and scenic photography capturing the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. A unique feature of this recipe book is the interactive food and wine-pairing chapter.
By Shane Sauvage
Published by Jacana Media, R318
South Africa’s Rugby Legends
South Africa’s Rugby Legends celebrates those players who have become truly immortal in the eyes of their fans – the greatest South African rugby players of the amateur years. This beautifully illustrated book covers the immense achievements of those players who ran out against the mighty All Blacks, the cunning Aussies and the fiery Welsh, among others, and played their way into rugby folklore. These are the best of the best, the players who make you say, “Those were the days!”
By Chris Schoeman
Published by Zebra Press, R230
Indigenous Plant Palettes
At last – a South African how-to with everything you need to know to create a dream indigenous garden. Accomplished landscape designer and botanist Marijke Honig puts forward the fundamentals in this comprehensive reference that is at once inspirational, practical and easy to use. This book is all about choosing the right plants for a particular space and purpose in your garden. Marijke shares her vast bank of knowledge and experience to help you assess the conditions in your garden, select the perfect plants and grow them successfully.
By Marijke Honig
Published by Quivertree Publications, R495

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