Throughout Italy, the pig is king. Be it in terms of salami and salumi or simply roasted as it is here, Italians love pork dishes.
A real central heater for the colder months – autumnal, earthy veg, succulent chicken and warming spice. Great as a starter or hearty enough to make a meal on its own.
This isn’t a tart in the traditional sense – more like a light mousse that simply melts in the mouth. I first fell in love with it in a small restaurant in Alba in Italy's Piedmont region.
This hearty vegetarian dish was first served to us by Ardi Bardenhorst back when he was head winemaker at Rustenberg.
Now he has his own estate out in the Swartland and his sumptuous 'The Curator Red' is just the ticket to accompany it.
To celebrate Domaine de la Croix Cru Classé Irresistible Rosé, here's what we ate when we first fell in love with this bottle. Being truthful, it was more like three bottles – but any number will go wonderfully well with this simple and satisfying fish dish.
Fizz and nibbles – bliss for a dinner party or day in the sun. Recreate special holiday memories with these ludicrously easy cheesey bites and a popped bottle or two or refreshing cava.
It's officially summer, even the weather agrees, so it's time for a holiday inspired recipe. Think barbecue and big glasses of Chianti Classico, like San Giorgio a Lapi.
Technically it's Summer, so even in this green and pleasant land there will be some days soon where you can get the barbecue out. Think beyond boring burgers and try these easy lamb chops, beautiful with a glass or three of fruity Pinot Noir – we recommend this aromatic number by Bladen.
We know lots of people don't like the idea of eating rabbit, so don't worry – this dish works just as well with chicken (it just needs cooking a little longer). So simple to make but requires some quick preparation the day before – well worth the effort though.
A delicious and satisfying dish doesn't have to mean meat or fish. This fresh and flavoursome risotto, with tender asparagus and fragrant mint would fuel even the heartiest eater weighing on them.
It's summer, so some zingy freshness and exotic heat is in order.
This Thai prawn dish is a stunning complement to Bladen Marlborough Gewurztraminer – a masterpiece of a wine that matches so well with Asian flavours it's scary.
Have you noticed that when Wimbledon's on, you suddenly want strawberries and cream, whether you like tennis or not? Well we've decided that even if you're not into rugby, you can still celebrate the British & Irish Lions tour with some delicious food and New Zealand wine.
Pronounced 'ba-boor-tee', this protein-packed panful pairs well with robust reds like the Curator Red and is a national favourite in South Africa. And with 12.5% off all South African wines, don't whip up this meaty treat without having a bottle or two to enjoy with it.