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South African Sizzle on March 10, 2015

  |   PREVIOUS EVENTS

I am so excited to be included in a wonderful event on March 10th at 6:30 PM at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA. It’s called South African Sizzle and it is presented by New Center: Exploring the Jewish Imagination. The event will take...

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Writing About Love

  |   Blog, On Writing, What I'm Thinking

What is on a writer’s mind as he writes about love between his characters? I’ve been asked this question numerous times by book clubs.You might ask the same question about any number of topics. What goes through your mind as you write about eating chocolate?...

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Amazon Customer Reviews of Bloodlines

  |   Bloodlines

 Bloodlines by Neville Frankel is a wonderfully written and powerful story that embraced me emotionally and intellectually. It illuminates the history of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa through four generations of an extended family thereby making it both universal and personal. The structure...

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About Fay Lewis

  |   Uncategorized

Fay Lewis is a renowned South African-born culinary professional, currently living in Boston, with 3 award-winning cookbooks, a weekly newspaper column, and many feature articles to her credit.Fay has a classical food science background, which she has applied to a variety of professional roles over...

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Chicken Tika Masala

  |   Recipes of South Africa

A specialty found on the menus of many South African and Indian restaurants, this succulent dish consists of roasted chicken chunks (tikka) in a spicy (masala) sauce. The sauce is usually creamy, spiced and orange-colored. INGREDIENTS ¼ cup plain yogurt2 teaspoons garam masala½ teaspoon freshly ground black...

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Melkerts

  |   Recipes of South Africa

When I was a child, my mother made these wonderful milk pies, with a flaky, buttery pastry and just a hint of cinnamon to flavor the filling.INGREDIENTS For the Pastry:3 cups flour1/4 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking powder3 tablespoons castor sugar (icing sugar)6oz. butter or margarine1 egg1/4...

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Koeksusters

  |   Recipes of South Africa

Essentially a South African doughnut, Koeksusters (KUK-sistahs) are twisted and/or braided. These delicious treats are prepared by deep-frying plaited dough rolls in oil, then dipping the fried dough into cold sugar syrup. I remember them well from my childhood as they are sticky and sweet...

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Malva Pudding

  |   Recipes of South Africa

My whole family loves these wonderful pudding cakes, usually served hot with custard or ice cream. They are prepared with apricot jam and have a spongy caramelized texture. INGREDIENTS For the Pudding Cakes:3/4 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon apricot jam 5 ounces all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon...

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