Stand a chance to win cookbooks, gardening books and more
With the first rustling of autumn leaves comes a bumper crop of cookery, gardening and non-fiction books to help us lead more intelligent, greener, healthier and, above all, better lives.
Plentiful: The Big Book of Buddha Food by multiple authors The third book from the Buddhist Retreat Centre in Ixopo brings you more vegetarian cuisine – tried and tested in the kitchen of this renowned meditation centre. The dishes have a distinctive Mediterranean character. R280 Jacana Media jacana.co.za 011 628 3200 WIN 1: Plentiful The Illustrated Dictionary of Southern African Plant Names by Hugh Clarke and Michael Charters, edited by Eugene Moll Anyone interested in botany or who’s ever wondered what a Latin plant name means (and why it was named that way) will go gaga over this pioneering book. It took six years to compile and offers more than 5 000 entries and 500 full-colour photographs. R450 Jacana jacana.co.za 011 628 3200 WIN 1: Plant Super Clean Super Foods by Fiona Hunter and Caroline Bretherton Overwhelmed by all the clean eating advice out there? This book is the ultimate nutritional guide to more than 90 superfoods. Learn how to prepare unfamiliar ingredients and which ingredients to mix with tips for 200 tasty ways to prepare your superfoods. R340 Penguin Random House penguinrandomhouse.co.za 011 327 3550 WIN 1: Super An Empty Plate by Tracy Ledger How come farmers get paid so little for produce for which the rest of the country pays exorbitant prices? That’s just one of the issues Tracy Ledger analyses about the state of the South African agri-food system – how we got here and what we can do about solving it. R240 Jacana Media jacana.co.za 011 628 3200 WIN 1: Plate Gardener’s Guide: Indigenous Garden Plants of Southern Africa by Glenice Ebedes This pocket guide for gardeners features practical information for cultivating 145 indigenous trees, shrubs and bedding plants. The criteria for inclusion were plants that grow easily, are low maintenance, attract beneficial animals and insects and have adapted to local conditions. R150 Penguin Random House penguinrandomhouse.co.za 011 327 3550 WIN 1: SMS Indigenous Feast with Sababa: Middle Eastern and Mediterranean by Tal Smith with photography by Russell Smith Deli owner Tal Smith again delivers a recipe book filled with uncomplicated, wholesome dishes – with a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean twist. It’s the kind of healthy affordable food everyone would love to cook at home. R310 Jacana Media jacana.co.za 011 628 3200 WIN 1: Sababa Spices, South Africa: Flavours and Traditions by Sophia Lindop This latest book in the Flavours and Traditions series brims with history and unique South African recipes. This little book of gastronomic delight celebrates our heritage and is sure to inspire you to cook flamboyantly spicy! R170 Jacana Media jacana.co.za 011 628 3200 WIN 1: Spices Remarkable Trees of South Africa by Neels Esterhuyse, Jutta von Breitenbach, Hermien Söhnge and Izak van der Merwe You’ll not only find the largest, tallest and most corpulent South African trees in this hardcover coffee-table book with its beautiful photos, but also a profusion of trees of historical, cultural or economic value, and lots of new information. R345 (excluding delivery) Briza briza.co.za 012 329 3896 WIN 2: Trees