Getting lost in the pages of The Truffle Journal is a given, as this blog includes beautifully styled recipes, reviews, photography and a bit of travel inspiration. Melissa Delport, a Cape Town-based photographer with a passion for baking, is the brains behind The Truffle Journal. She tests all featured recipes and spends a lot of time ensuring each one is perfectly displayed on the site.
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Aninas Recipes is a blog filled with delicious meal ideas with a focus on fresh produce and the best quality ingredients. Johannesburg-based Anina is an amateur cook, food stylist, photographer and blogger, and concocts interesting dishes in her home kitchen, appealing to the everyday cook.
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Di Bibby is all about creating amazing meals that are best shared with family and friends. Di’s blog, Bibby’s Kitchen @ Thirty Six, hosts a large collection of recipes, including many South African favourites that have been reworked to suit modern times. Based in Johannesburg, Di also teaches monthly group cooking classes for those who would like to hone their baking and cooking skills.
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Jane, a red-haired, 20-something blogger with a passion for baking and photography, shares healthy, as well as more decadent, recipes on her blog, Baking Ginger. Her beautiful site includes amazing breakfast recipes, as well as easy-to-make vegan treats and loads of cookie, cupcake and tart recipes.
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Carey Erasmus, a qualified development chef with a background in food science and nutrition, whips up beautiful yet simple dishes. The extensive recipe collection featured on her blog, Bits of Carey, includes treats such as a Rice Krispies cake, a childhood favourite, as well as exciting dinner ideas, perfect for entertaining guests or even when cooking for one.
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Dale Murray mainly covers Johannesburg restaurants and foodie events on Daley Food – it’s the perfect site to browse before dining out in the City of Gold. The blog is categorised according to suburb, which makes finding what you’re after a breeze. There’s also a whole section dedicated to breakfast spots, so your weekend mornings are sorted.
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Georgia East, a jack-of-all-trades, is a writer, food stylist, photographer and owner of the clothing label FORTUNE. Her blog, East Afternoon, is a compilation of her favourite recipes – each one uncomplicated and prepared in her own kitchen. The blog also covers style, travel and reviews.
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Usha Singh has always been interested in food, and grew up in a family where food was always part of celebrations, gatherings and life in general. On Healthy Vegetarian Foods, Usha shares tasty vegetarian Indian recipes, many of which have been adapted from recipes that have been in her family for decades.
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Alida Ryder is the creative mind behind the Simply Delicious blog, which started out as a personal project only to be shared with friends and family. The blog quickly grew into a well-known brand and the label now dons cookbooks seen in many South African kitchens. Alida’s recipes are simple and perfect for everyday cooking, yet taste and quality triumphs.
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Ice Cream Everyday, a blog by Saaleha Bamjee, combines a wide range of recipes and easy DIY craft ideas. The blog covers everything from drinks to desserts, and her social media feeds are updated regularly with the latest foodie news, restaurant openings and other need-to-knows.
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