After the runaway success of everything South African born chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen touches, he ventures into the sphere of a luxury bi-annual publication, simply entitled JAN the JOURNAL.

With Michelin stardom under his belt, this 250-page visual feast will take readers through his travels, lifestyle and above all else, an epicurean journey of discovery. The emphasis on what we eat and where is comes from also incorporates a special focus on South African ingredients and recipes.

A collector’s item, over 50 recipes and pictures to make you salivate are encapsulated as only Jan can do. “Nothing celebrates life-like the act of dining” says Jan. “Setting a table with flowers and candles for the sole purpose of gathering together allows us to reflect on everything that is beautiful about life.”

Chef Jan Hendrick book

The realization of a lifelong dream by starting his own magazine, Jan’s talent in the creation of food and photography makes JAN the JOURNAL a masterpiece. Printed on exquisite quality paper by South Africa’s leading art book printers, the content is inspiring and timeless.

JAN the JOURNAL can be ordered online at


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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