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Double the Delicious Dining with TWO by MasterChef South Africa’s Seline and Leandri van der Wat

TWOStruik Lifestyle is proud to present TWO by Seline and Leandri van der Wat:

During the screening of the MasterChef South Africa 2013 series, TV viewers were both fascinated by, and impressed with, the Van der Wat sisters. Seline and Leandri’s relationship and their varying cooking styles and personalities kept audiences on the edge of their seats right up until the final episode as they were ultimately placed second and third – no mean achievement.

Since then their foodie careers have taken off, albeit in differing directions. But in TWO, they are back in collaboration to present a really fascinating cookbook concept: taking the same main ingredient and creating two different dishes from it, or taking a classic recipe and making one for family and casual dining, and the other version to impress for serious entertaining. Whatever the case, both dishes will be utterly delicious. So, for instance, take a straight forward Pea Soup. The basic recipe is Pea and Fennel Soup with Goat’s Cheese and Lemon Oil – wonderful for a weekday meal. And for your dinner party guests, try Pea Brûlée with Smoked Salmon Velouté and Asparagus Ribbons!

About the Authors

Seline and Leandri van der Wat may be sisters but they’re definitely not “two peas in a pod” as they bring their unique strengths and character to each of their creations. By their own admission Seline is the “sugar” and Leandri is the “spice”, as the former is known for her extravagant old-school desserts while Leandri is loved for her adventurous streak.

Seline van der Wat is an engineer by training and has worked in the renewable energy sector, but is now focused on her catering company which specialises in private chef gigs, special events, pop-up restaurants, demonstrations and food writing.

Leandri van der Wat has a masters degree in chemistry and is the director of The Roast Re:public, a coffee company that uses coffee drinking as a way to fund education for children. Both sisters have an impressive following on social media platforms.

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