July Wish List – Wonderful treats to warm you up this month!


Local flavour

After the massive success of their previous curry-inspired cookbook, Durban Curry, author Erica Platter and photographer Clinton Friedman’s updated version (aptly named, Curry Up2Date) is a continuation of their ode to the unique flavours of the nationwide treasure that is Durban curry. As with the previous edition, the team visit a number of kitchens and explore a range of curry dishes, all of which come together in a collection of beautiful stories, images and recipes! Every recipe has a personal story and we are particularly fond of the one about Sasol Salt Rock’s famous Mutton Bunny. The Salt Rock Sasol franchise is run by the formidable Praveena Thulkanum who has become somewhat of a ‘bunny celebrity’ on the North Coast over the past decade. When she’s not attending business meetings in Joburg or planning promotions and fundraising events, Praveena is usually coming up with new challenges and events to ensure they retain the status of ‘Sasol SA franchise of the year’, which was achieved last year. The team even managed to crack the world record for a 10m long bunny a few years back! Durban Curry Up2Date is filled with stories like Praveena’s and must-try recipes made by the very best in the industry. A must-buy for home chefs and curry lovers, Durban Curry Up2Date is available at most bookstores, spice stores and online, R395.

Details: www.durbancurry.co

Make it great with Maker’s!

Maker’s Mark bourbon whisky is nothing short of legendary. Created by founder Bill Samuel, who decided to go ‘against the grain’ and create a bourbon made from soft, red-winter wheat rather than the popular rye grain, which was the go-to grain for whisky makers at the time, Maker’s Mark is internationally recognized and adored. Easy to drink and full of flavour, the brand double distils the spirit, removing impurities for more fine sipping and, before achieving the perfect degree of char on the 525-pound American white oak barrels, the barrels are rotated by hand for nine months. There are currently four variants in the Maker’s Mark family and the whisky is available at most good liquor stores, from R329.

Details: www.makersmark.com

Print it!

How many stunning photographs do you have trapped on your phone or computer? Isn’t it about time you printed them? PrintWild is a family-run printing company that takes your favourite images and turns them into stunning canvas prints, Faceblocks, framed prints and a variety of other fun products for your home and office. Their professional team use only the best quality, imported inks and substrates to ensure world class quality and their online ordering system is super easy to use, with your wall art delivered to your door, ready to hang.

Details: www.printwild.co.za

Raw style

Best known for their funky, trendsetting homeware and top-quality cow hides, Cow Hide Co. recently added another offering to their range with the launch of their sister brand, &SEEK. The selection of luxury genuine leather accessories includes printed, metallic and acid-washed hair on hide – a first of its kind for South Africa. With different themes and direction each season, &SEEK prides itself in keeping up with the latest trends. Their accessory range includes makeup bags, passport holders, travel rolls and toiletry bags (ranging from R350 – R650), as well as handbags (from R950) and laptop cases (from R1200).

Details: www.cowhideco.com