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How to make a classic red wine reduction

Red wine is great for drinking, but it’s also superb for cooking. You needn’t be a culinary god(dess) to perfect this classic red wine reduction sauce; all you need is half a cup of red wine, 20 minutes to spare and a hoard of good friends to impress. Ingredients 1/4 cup of shallots, finely chopped…

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Sensational Soups

The winter season is now in full force – hail, heavy rain and ice-cold temperatures are causing most of us to reach for our coats and wrap up warmly. The food of choice on one of these dismal days has to be the liquid, warm and tasty miracle, soup. Not only will it warm your…

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Recipes to savour with your favourite red wines

‘A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine,’ quoted Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in The Physiology of Taste. He was correct; a meal is often enhanced and improved by a fine wine. Two Oceans Wine is ideal for food and wine pairing and is bound to make your meal a special occasion. Here is a…

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Winter soup warmers

The icy winter months have struck and the word lingering on everybody’s lips is ‘soup’. You don’t have to settle for your standard chicken noodle soup recipe that you whip up every year, or foot the pricey bill of a gourmet restaurant. For tasty soup alternatives that are easy to prepare with products already in…

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Baking with margarine

The debate as to whether butter or margarine is better for people who are managing their cholesterol has been one fraught with opposing opinions, but according to studies conducted by the famous Mayo Clinic in the United States of America, it was found that,  “Margarine is made from vegetable oils, so it contains no cholesterol.…