Evita’s Kossie Sikelela

If the road to reconciliation run through a country’s belly, Evita’s Kossie Sikelela provides its recipe for peace. Mrs Bezuidenhout invites the whole country, the whole world to her table, where everybody can feast on dishes like green bean bredie and cumin chicken with sweet potatoes. Who’ll be able to moan and groan between mouthfuls of walnut balls and pampoenkoekies, or baked apple clowns? Truly, there’s nothing like a generous helping of rabbit in red wine or guinea fowl with sultanas and hanepoot to bring forth brotherly love.

And liewe aarde, you will definitely want to be best friends with the orange trifle and Tannie’s melktert. Evita is always well prepared and includes recipes for diabetics and vegetarians, Halaal and Kosher dishes, and even recipes to keep as fit as she does.

Whether she entertains her grandchildren, caters for a picnic or plans a Christmas menu, Evita cooks up a storm.

Evita’s Kossie Sikelela is richly illustrated by artist Linda Vicquery, the cookery expert behind the dishes.  This unique cookbook also includes: many photographs of Evita and a preface by none other than Sophia Loren. Unfolded, the dust jacket is a laminated full‑colour poster.

Evita’s Kossie Sikelela  – also available in Afrikaans as Evita se Kossie Sikelela – costs R190 including VAT and is available from selected leading bookshops as well as at Evita se Perron.

All royalties go to The Darling Trust
www.thedarlingtrust.org

Evita’s Bossie Sikelela

In her second cookbook, sequel to her award-winning Evita‘s Kossie Sikelela, Mrs Bezuidenhout – acclaimed chef and icon of the nation – presents her recipes for delicious dishes gathered on her travels throughout South Africa and around the world.

From the Cape to Limpopo, the West Coast to our president’s home province, come divine platefuls: guinea fowl with prunes, potroasted quail, quince bredie and orange duck. Pofadders, oxtail and even sweet and sour warthog.

Evita reinvents old favourites and deliciously prepares veldkos – who else would have thought of waterblommetjie chicken or dandelion salad for the dinner table?  Each recipe has been tested and vetted, and they’re all ridiculously easy to make.

Liewe aarde, just paging through the book is a mouth‑watering experience, with all these pictures taken on Evita’s travels. First there was Kossie Sikelela, now there is Bossie. A new culinary front hits your table.

Evita’s Bossie Sikelela  – also available in Afrikaans as Evita se Bossie Sikelela – costs R190 including VAT and is available from selected leading bookshops as well as at Evita se Perron.

All royalties go to The Darling Trust
www.thedarlingtrust.org