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6 reasons why Pronto Mama loves CHEESE!

6 reasons why Pronto Mama loves CHEESE!

Fresh from our time at the SA Cheese Festival, we realised once again why we just love anything to do with cheese. From salads to tapas, from pasta to pizza, cheese is just as versatile as Pronto Mama sauces. Here are some of our favourite cheesy recipes and the kinds we love.

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Top picks: Pink Polka Dot’s Zirkie Schroeder

Top picks: Pink Polka Dot’s Zirkie Schroeder

This week we had a blast chatting to the lovely Zirkie Schroeder – ex-coffee shop owner, caterer, foodie, cook and up-and-coming blogger of Pink Polka Dot Food. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, it’s a refreshing mix of delicious dishes, both traditional and out-of-the-box – all cooked and photographed by Zirkie herself. Also fun is her weekly food quiz. We chatted to the mom of three about some of her favourite things.

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Top picks: Pronto Mama’s Heather Ryan

Top picks: Pronto Mama’s Heather Ryan

What a treat this week as we chat to the mastermind behind the delicious Pronto Mama range – Heather Ryan. You can read all about Heather here but this week we are chatting favourite spots for lunch, shopping and more.

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Top picks: Food consultant Heleen Meyer

Top picks: Food consultant Heleen Meyer

As a busy mom of two, popular food consultant and cookbook author, Heleen Meyer, knows a thing or two about whipping up delicious meals in no time, whilst keeping it tasty and healthy. Her latest book – Make 5 – gives you 5 recipes using one ingredient – perfect for the multi-tasking, time poor hostess.We chatted to Heleen about her foodie favourites.

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Guest recipe: Aubergine Pepper Stack

Guest recipe: Aubergine Pepper Stack

Perfect as a braai side or hero vegetarian meal, this flavoursome recipe come fresh from Cooking with Gas by Jean Nel. Read our recent interview with Jean here.

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Top picks: Food photographer, Russel Wasserfall

Top picks: Food photographer, Russel Wasserfall

From advertising copywriter to photographer, from food writer to restaurateur and publisher, it’s safe to say that food is Russel Wasserfall‘s life. He’s written or photographed 17 cookbooks and been the food photographer of choice of many esteemed local and international publications. With wife Camilla Comins, Russel was behind the award-winning Table at De Meye restaurant and is now running the eatery at Overgaauw Wine Farm. This week we chatted to the man with an eye for delicious detail about a few of his favourite things.

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Top picks: EatOut’s Abigail Donnelly

Top picks: EatOut’s Abigail Donnelly

She was one of our very first fans back in 2010 when Pronto Mama’s first range of slow-cooked tomatoes launched, emailing us at the time asking for more!  This week, we caught up with famous foodie, Abigail Donnelly – Editor of EatOut and Food Editor of Taste Magazine. She sure likes her spicy foods, and has a special place for a certain South African fast food chain…

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Top picks: Author Jean Nel

Top picks: Author Jean Nel

The best-selling author of Braai the Beloved Country, Jean Nel, is back this month with his second book: Cooking with gas, filled with delicious recipes and ideas on getting the most out of your gas braai. Although Jean is arguably a braai ‘purist’, favouring wood, he says the popularity of gas braais can’t be ignored. So braaimaster Nel shows you how to cook anything from a roll of boerewors or a steak, to smoking salmon and slow-cooking the “most amazing pulled beef you’ve ever eaten”. We chatted to this braai veteran about his foodie favourites.

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Top picks: The Diletto food heroes

Top picks: The Diletto food heroes

In the food industry, diletto’s Martin Lompa and Francis Richter certainly have some of the dreamiest jobs around. Imagine scouring South Africa for the pick of the most delectable best deli products around, tasting mouthwatering things all day and bringing that to the masses? This week, we hear from these two fine foods aficionados.

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Top picks: Food & decor stylist Lisa Clark

Top picks: Food & decor stylist Lisa Clark

When you ask food and decor stylist Lisa Clark what she does, she describes it as “hair and make-up for food”. Transforming food from the ordinary into the exquisite is what makes Lisa one of SA’s most sought-after food stylists and recipe developers. We chatted to her about her favourite things, including what’s cooking in her favourite kitchen.

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