Hot off the press after his sell-out JAN the Journal Volume 1, Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen thrills readers with yet another compelling, eye-catching and drool-worthy offering of food, lifestyle, stories and incomparable photography in JAN the Journal Volume 2.

Audaciously daring readers to disregard the latest trends, Jan Hendrik challenges the indulgence of suppressed beautification of homes and tables with over-the-top garnishing and ornamentation. “I hope to inspire you to bring back the things that make you happy, like making a cream rose or creating an ornate flourish on a plate, the way we did in the past,” says Jan Hendrik.

In a heartfelt tribute to his beloved late grandmother Maria, who was instrumental in cultivating Jan Hendrik’s love for cooking, he reminisces about her gentle influence in his culinary prowess and shares her delicious recipe for crème anglaise.

The perfect gift for any occasion, whether you require something for Christmas, a birthday or just to add this to your existing JAN collection (there are cookbooks too!), poring over this 300-page nostalgy-filled premier publication will inspire you to be the best epicurean version of yourself.

About The Author

Helene Ramackers

Heléne Ramackers is a freelance journalist who enjoys interviewing local and international celebrities but thinks she has found her calling amongst the travel writing fraternity. A creature comfort girl at heart, she loves all things opulent. Her first taste of the bushveld was all it took to get bitten by the ‘bush-bug’, an absolute life-altering experience. She now longs for the expanse of wide open spaces, a pollution-free sky and the roar of a lion lulling her to sleep. When she’s not fantasizing about her next leopard sighting, she thrives on taking photographs of her family and loves capturing the beauty of sunrises, sunsets, rainbows and the magnificence of the full moon. Born and bred in Cape Town, this wife and doting mother love visiting the beauty that is right on her doorstep – the splendor of Table Mountain, the crashing waves at Bloubergstrand and the alluring scenery of the Winelands. To add Upscale Living to her portfolio is a dream come true!

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