My Station Street Kitchen, Mynhardt Joubert

From farm child to ballet dancer to chef, Mynhardt invites people to step into his kitchen and make themselves at home. Not only in his actual My Station Street Kitchen, where you can dine, but also through his recipes.

My Station Street Kitchen

Chef Mynhardt Joubert has been cooking from his Station Street Kitchen in Paarl in the Western Cape for the past five years, hosting dinners for paying guests, hosting media launches and using his home as a creative space and photographic studio. The book, My Station Street Kitchen, is a reflection of his kitchen and the dinners that he hosts there. Mynhardt infuses everything he does with his enthusiasm, exuberance and love of food that incorporates his life experiences, from his childhood on a farm in the Eastern Free State to his travels around the world and throughout South Africa. Join him in the generous and warm environment of his Station Street Kitchen and create your own culinary delights, prepared with  joie de vivre  and plenty of love.

Chapters are divided into:
  • Cocktails & Canapés
  • Breads & Butters
  • Dressings, Emulsions & Mayo
  • Salads, Soups & Starters
  • Main Meals
  • Desserts
Poppy Seed Cake
Poppy Seed Cake
Recipes that caught my eye:
  • Salmon Tartare (p24)
  • Pissaladière (p28)
  • Avocado Hummus (p32)
  • Olive Focaccia (p45)
  • Mieliebrood (p47)
  • Sun-dried tomato & olive butter (p50)
  • Herbed pesto mayo (p56)
  • Tandoori mayo (p57)
  • St Joseph Salad (p67)
  • Stuffed & deep-fried courgette flowers (p70)
  • Moules frites (Belgian-Style Mussels) with French fries & truffle emulsion (p94) *
  • Marinated calamari tubes & tentacles (p97)
  • West coast snoek fish cakes (p106)
  • Sweet potato gnocchi with salmon cream (p111)
  • Lemon risotto with marinated artichokes & pancetta (p116)
  • Lamb neck biryani (p124)
  • Lamb tails with gremolata (p127)
  • Vietnamese pho with beef (p138)
  • Italian dark chocolate cake (p160)
  • Poppy seed cake (p163)
  • Lavender & almond ice cream (p171)
  • Easy fig ice cream (p172)
White Chocolate Icing
White Chocolate Icing
What I made:

I made the poppy seed cake which was packed full of poppy seeds. Despite not being a huge fan of them, the cake was divine. And got better day by day. The icing is the key to this cake and even though mine split (I was in too much of a rush), it is perfect.

My impressions:

Many recipes have very long winded names such as the example * I have included here. I have cut many of them back for listing in this review. The recipes include notes and tips and some of them have variations, which is great.

Poppy Seed Cake With White Chocolate Icing My Station Street Kitchen

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781485900825
Format Hardcover
Published March 2022

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me My Station Street Kitchen to review.

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5 thoughts on “My Station Street Kitchen, Mynhardt Joubert

  1. A lot of interesting recipes here Tandy, I would like to try the Italian chocolate cake, any chance you could post that recipe? He does look really enthusiastic.

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