Their versatility often under appreciated and their flavour misjudged – the modest cruciferous family of vegetables needs no introduction but a helping hand to claim their place on the plate.

We teamed up with Good Looking and Cooking‘s Claire Winstanley to cook up a storm and transform these earthy and sweet stems, leaves, buds, roots and florets into delectable dishes for our brand new Wine & Dine Special.

The former model left the catwalk for the kitchen and has not looked back since. After studying she headed for Hong Kong where she lived for 4 and half years working with some truly inspiring chefs and travelling all over Asia. Now that she is back in South Africa she is using all of her experience and restaurant industry knowledge to take us on a culinary journey on her YouTube channel Good Looking And Cooking.

Claire was joined on set by food stylist Matanna Katz and photographer Claire Gunn who shot the 10 page Cruciferous Vegetable spread inside the issue, as well as the beautiful cover image. Videographer Liese Kuhn was on hand to film all the behind the scenes cooking and styling, which was all achieved by using trusted culinary appliances from Breville.



Photography by Claire Gunn

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