In Simply Seven Colours, Zola mentions that she is now selling her own spice mixes. She has both a fragrant curry powder and a flavourbomb spice mix. I appreciated that she offered alternatives as at this stage I cannot see myself adding anything new to my collection.
Chapters are divided into:
- A Rainbow of Colours
- Afters (Dessert)
Recipes that caught my eye and the ones Dave liked:
- Lemon & Garlic Sautéed Green Beans (p19)
- Cumin & Honey-Glazed Carrots (p24)
- Apricot & Orange-Glazed Snoek (p30)
- Spicy Prawns with Lemon and Garlic Mayo Dip (p35)
- Brown Butter Cauliflower Cheese (p42)
- Cheesy Stuffed Potatoes (p44)
- Microwave Sweetcorn & Cheddar Risotto (p49)
- Chorizo Mac & Cheese (p50)
- Spinach & Mushroom Phyllo Tart (p55)
- Coconut Curry Mussels (p85)
- Chutney Chicken (p88)
- Yoghurt & Herb Marinated Chicken (p89)
- Butter Chicken & Prawn Curry (p94)
- Beef Phyllo Pot Pie (p109)
- Tomato & Ginger Smoor (p123)
- Raisin Scones (p146)
- Milk Tart Spring Rolls (p152)
- Peach & Amasi Ice Cream (p158)
- Cinnamon Rolls (p167)
- Baked Nutty Apple Pudding (p170)
What I made:
Dave and I both liked the look of the chutney chicken and I made it when the weather was cooler, and we felt like something hearty to eat. It was delicious, and something I would make again. As long as I keep on finding new scone recipes to try, I will continue baking them. The raisin scones were good enough for me to showcase in International Scone Week which takes place in August each year.
I love that Zola embraces a traditional way of eating in South Africa. A meal including chicken, rice and lots of colourful side dishes reminds me of my Grandmother and Friday night dinners around her table. I am sure her Sotho house keeper had something to do with that.
Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this recipe book to review.
View the previous posts on January 24:
- 2022: Mint And Coriander Chutney
- 2021: Marauder
- 2020: Herb Gnocchi
- 2018: Glenmorangie Whisky Weekend
- 2016: 2015 A Year In Review
- 2014: 24 January 2014 Out And About
- 2012: Crayfish Ravioli With A Bisque Sauce
- 2011: The Tavern Restaurant
8 thoughts on “Simply Seven Colours, Zola Nene”
that’s an interesting way to break up a cookbook – into colours! I like the sound of chutney chicken.
I liked the chapter breakdown as well 🙂
Thanks for this info! I know I’d love this book!
It is so iconically South African 🙂
Hi Tandy, this sounds like a lovely cook book and I like the colours idea for the layout.
It really is something different 🙂
Thank you for this review. It sounds like such an interesting cookbook. I love that the chapters are divided by color-
It made for a nice difference 🙂