South African apples and pears are back in the UK

The 2014 season for South African apples and pears has begun. Key varieties such as bright green Granny Smith apples, smooth Bon Chretien or creamy Packham’s pears will be widely available in supermarkets throughout the UK summer. Award-winning South African chef, Reuben Riffel has created a selection of fresh summer recipes featuring apples and pears…

Add some South African sunshine to your winter cooking

Award-winning South African chef, Reuben Riffel (pictured) has developed a range of deliciously tasty recipes, featuring South African plums, peaches and nectarines, to celebrate the new season. South African plums, peaches and nectarines are at their seasonal best during our cold winter months until mid-April and widely available in UK supermarkets. Look out for fantastic…

Young chefs invited to cook their way to South Africa

Young chefs are being asked to design a menu inspired by the cooking and ingredients of South Africa and win an expenses paid trip to the country, including training at Africa’s most renowned restaurant The Tasting Rooms at Le Quartier Français. The Cook South Africa! competition is open to all students, and those already working…

In season: Apples & pears from South Africa

In season: Apples & pears from South Africa Award-winning South African chef, Reuben Riffel, has created a selection of fresh, summer recipes to celebrate the new South African apple and pear season. From April throughout to September delicious varieties of apples and pears from South Africa are widely available in UK supermarkets. Varieties such as…

Summer South African apple and pear recipes

April marks the beginning of the South African apple and pear season. Throughout our summer, delicious varieties of apples and pears from South Africa will be available in UK supermarkets. Key varieties to look out for include the refreshingly sweet Golden Delicious apples, juicy Williams, or blushed Forelle pears. Award-winning South African chef, Reuben Riffel…

Tesco praised for supporting stone fruit

3rd December 2012 Tesco has been named South African Stone Fruit Retailer of the Year 2012 by South African growers, for the support the retailer has given to the stone fruit category. Jacques Du Preez, product manager at HORTGRO, which represents South African stone fruit and top fruit growers, presented the award to Tesco’s stone…

Winter plum recipes by Reuben Riffel

10th December 2012 Winter is the perfect time to enjoy delicious South African plums at their seasonal best. There is a rainbow of varieties of South African plums that you can try, such as the purple skinned Flavor King, yellow Songold or red skinned Fortune plums. South African plums are in season until mid-April and…