UPDATE Jan 2017- Sadly the Angela Day business is no more. I’m devastated that the web page with recipes has also been shut down, there were so many that I wanted to try.
Since baking Christmas Mince Pies using the online Angela Day recipe, I have wanted to visit the Angela Day Kitchen. The ground almond topping, elevates those to a near heavenly dimension. Subsequently I have tried a few recipes on the Angela Day website, they are excellent. My daughter Domi lives a stone’s throw from the Angela Day Kitchen at the Lifestyle centre in Randpark Ridge. At last, on Saturday, we attended an Autumn Cooking Demonstration there together. This was a fund-raising charity event and the proceeds went to the Star newspaper’s Seaside Fund.
On arrival we were given the 6 recipes on the agenda. Glancing through I decided that I would probably only try 1 of the 6 at home. After watching the demonstration and tasting the final products, I left determined to make them all in the future. Last night I made the Chicken and Cauliflower Bake which was very quick to prepare and delicious.
Previously the only recipe books which I consider buying are Lynn Bedford Hall. At the demonstration I bought the 2 Angela Day recipe books (very reasonably priced at R100 each). I can no longer remain entirely faithful to Lynn Bedford Hall. I made Butter Bean Korma from the Modern Classics on Sunday night and it was pot licking good. Paging through the books the majority of the recipes appeal to me and I can’t wait to try more. Although there are many great Angela Day recipes online, it’s so lovely to browse through a book choosing what to try next.
Angela Day is a brand not a person. For 45 years ‘she’ has been the current food editor at the Star newspaper. Jenny Kay is the current ‘Angela Day’. She manages to be efficiently professional whilst maintaining an air of fun. I would love to attend another Angela Day cooking demonstration, it was a fantastic way to spend a few hours with my daughter.