1. Spice girl: In her latest book Curried (R350, Penguin Random House), Cariema Isaacs pays joyful homage to one of the world’s most beloved and versatile dishes – the curry. Her memories of the slow-cooked Cape Malay curries of her childhood, as well as the fast-paced landscape of the Middle East where she now lives, have inspired recipes for everyday vegetarian curries as well as more lavish meat and seafood dishes from around the globe. Cariema’s love of writing is evident on every page, making this carefully crafted and beautifully photographed book a pleasure to read.
2. Set the two-tone: This special edition Jenna Clifford 16-piece cutlery set (R1499, superbalist.com) is made from stainless steel; the heads are stain-finished with PVD gold and the handles are sprayed white for an elegant look.
3. A New Leaf, Birds of a Feather and Eat Local tea towels R130 each, poetrystores.co.za