1. An African Bite (R340, penguinrandomhouse.co.za) is Chef Mbombi’s tribute to the women who taught him to cook – from his mother and grandmother to the high school economics teacher who made him realise that he could turn his passion into a career. His uncomplicated, straightforward recipes will encourage even hesitant cooks to attempt dishes like curried tripe, chicken gizzards, goat meat stew, amathambo (meaty beef bones), umleqwa and shisanyama, as well as vegetable sides such as imifino (leafy greens) and muboora (pumpkin leaves), and traditional drinks like umqombothi and amahewu. Check it out!
2. Geometric Wooden Underplate (35cm D) R89.99, mrphome.com
3. Full Fat Marbled Cheddar is made with white and yellow Cheddar aged together – expect an interesting look and rich, moreish taste! Visit firstchoice.co.za for more info.