Articles - Spekko
  • Diabetes: The Facts

    November 1, 2016

    Diabetes: The Facts

    Did you know that close to 350 million people in the world have diabetes? In South Africa, everyone knows somebody …

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  • The Origins of Jollof Rice

    October 1, 2016

    The Origins of Jollof Rice

    Many West African nations will argue over who makes the best pot of Jollof Rice. The spicy, flavoursome rice dish …

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  • Foods to Help You Look and Feel your Best this Spring

    September 15, 2016

    Foods to Help You Look and Feel ...

    As winter gives way to spring, your diet is due a round of spring-cleaning. Here’s a list of foods to …

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  • Cooking Tips from Grandma

    August 15, 2016

    Cooking Tips from Grandma

    Everyday life has become so busy and modern these days that often, we forget about the simpler things in life. …

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  • Cupcakes vs Calories

    July 6, 2016

    Cupcakes vs Calories

    With winter comes a certain amount of laziness and a happy sense of just lounging around in gowns and socks, …

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  • Thoughts on being a Mother in May

    July 4, 2016

    Thoughts on being a Mother in Ma...

    It is that time of the year again. Rain is settling in Cape Town, leaves are falling off trees and …

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  • Africa Loves Rice!

    June 28, 2016

    Africa Loves Rice!

    No, not ‘pap and vleis’, aka ‘shisa nyama’ or ‘phutu’ – Africa loves rice! So much so, that rice is …

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  • Things to do for Father’s Day

    June 14, 2016

    Things to do for Father’s Day

    What do food and fathers have in common? Well, firstly there is a strong physical correlation between the two as, …

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  • Outdoor Activities for the Kids this Autumn

    April 6, 2016

    Outdoor Activities for the Kids ...

    The weather is cooling down quickly and the children are beginning to play with their thumbs, or more realistically, their …

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  • One Pot Family Meals are Great

    One Pot Family Meals are Great

    One pot meals are at the top of the evening meals list for busy moms. Not only for the fact …

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  • Risotto

    March 8, 2016

    Risotto

    Where did you eat your first risotto? Was it at that family Italian restaurant in Rosettenville or Durbanville? Was it …

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  • Easter Recipes – Main Dishes

    Easter Recipes – Main Dishes

    It is now officially Autumn in South Africa. This month also sees the start of the Easter school holidays, with …

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  • The Romantic Side of Rice

    February 5, 2016

    The Romantic Side of Rice

    February is the month of love and who knows love better than taste buds that crave something sweet? Often, when …

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  • Spekko Side Dishes: Adding Flavour and Flair!

    Spekko Side Dishes: Adding Flavo...

    The roast is done. The veggies are simmering. But there’s still that special “something” missing…  Mmmm? A side dish with …

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  • How to Make Your Year Ahead a Productive One!

    January 5, 2016

    How to Make Your Year Ahead a Pr...

    1. Ditch the processed foods Good food is the essence of life. But we all have only one body so …

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  • Setting Up Your First Kitchen

    Setting Up Your First Kitchen

    If you’re all grown up and leaving the nest this year, you may be facing the spooky prospect of cooking …

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  • Best Wishes from Us

    December 8, 2015

    Best Wishes from Us

    Now that we’ve entered the festive season, it’s time to reflect on and celebrate the year. We say have fun, …

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  • World Atlas of Food by Jenny Morris and MapStudio

    December 4, 2015

    World Atlas of Food by Jenny Mor...

    MapStudio has ventured into the foodie business with the newly released, World Atlas of Food. This recipe, food culture and …

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  • Spekko December

    November 30, 2015

    Spekko December

    If you have a little extra this festive season, maybe you could spread it around. A glance at the South African …

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  • New Year’s Resolution: Me

    New Year’s Resolution: Me

    Another year has come and gone and it seems as though it has rushed by in an instant. Many of …

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  • The Spice of Life

    October 30, 2015

    The Spice of Life

    We use spices everyday to add specific tastes and flavours to our dishes. But before medicine was made in a …

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  • It’s Movember!

    It’s Movember!

    Over the last few years, we’ve seen men get excited at the prospect of November approaching. Why? Because during this …

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  • How to get kids to eat their veggies

    October 1, 2015

    How to get kids to eat their veg...

    Despite the fact that kids these days are growing up in a strange and new world, some things about parenting …

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  • The hay fever diet 

    The hay fever diet 

    As much as we love spring time (the warm walks, the open shoes and general happiness of it), it also …

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  • SPEKKO’S ODE TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN BRAAI

    September 24, 2015

    SPEKKO’S ODE TO THE SOUTH AFRI...

    A braai is a mysterious, age old ritual which gives confidence to any man with a pair of tongs in …

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  • Brown rice – Made for spring

    September 11, 2015

    Brown rice - Made for spring

    Slimming down to hit the beach this spring? Strengthening your body to feel new during a time of year traditionally …

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  • Cooking in the dark

    August 14, 2015

    Cooking in the dark

    Cooking in the dark is not as enticing as dancing in the dark, but can lead to more adventure (and …

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  • SA Heroines

    July 31, 2015

    SA Heroines

    At Spekko we’re celebrating strong South African women this month, and we’re spotlighting two who definitely fit the bill. One …

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  • Colouring in Fun with Kids

    July 7, 2015

    Colouring in Fun with Kids

    Looking for something to keep the kids occupied?

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  • Have fun with rice these school holidays!

    July 2, 2015

    Have fun with rice these school ...

    With the holidays in full swing it’s time to think of some fun activities to keep the kids busy! And …

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  • Spekko Celebrity Cook Off Winner Megan Daniels

    June 17, 2015

    Spekko Celebrity Cook Off Winner...

    Megan Daniels is just in her early twenties, but this young chef has already made waves in the food industry.

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  • Boost your immune system this winter

    June 8, 2015

    Boost your immune system this wi...

    The weather is starting to change! While winter brings with it cosy evenings and comfort food and can unfortunately also …

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  • Throwing a meal together

    May 14, 2015

    Throwing a meal together

    If you have a cup or two of rice, you have a meal. Replace the water with stock in the …

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  • Make your meals go further!

    May 5, 2015

    Make your meals go further!

    At Spekko we know how important it is to get the most out of your meals, that’s why with our …

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  • Traditional Easter Food From Around the World

    April 1, 2015

    Traditional Easter Food From Aro...

    Easter is a time of coming together. Whether you celebrate this holiday by spending quality time with your loved ones, …

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  • The journey of rice

    February 2, 2015

    The journey of rice

    The Journey of RiceWarm, comforting and delicious rice – is there anything better? But how often do we stop to …

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  • Spekko Cook Idols 3 launches

    January 14, 2015

    Spekko Cook Idols 3 launches

    With music as the inspiration, Spekko Rice is launching the third Spekko Cook Idols at the GF & WS in …

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  • Spekko Fans

    December 19, 2014

    Spekko Fans

    Thank you for all the love shared with Spekko in 2014.

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  • The Spekko France Trip

    November 27, 2014

    The Spekko France Trip

    Ai Revoir (DAY 6) Feasts are everyday occasions at La Creuzette. And the last evening was a dress up affair …

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  • The Spekko France Trip

    The Spekko France Trip

    Market Day In Boussac (Day 5) Shopping for lunch at the weekly market in Boussac beats shopping any day in …

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  • The Spekko France Trip

    The Spekko France Trip

    In the Kitchen With Two Top French Chefs (DAY 4) Day 4 for the Spekko Rice Kokkedoor winners was steeped …

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  • The Spekko France Trip

    The Spekko France Trip

    The View From the 2nd Floor of the Chateau (DAY 3) With a drizzling summer rain, and a misty view …

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  • The Spekko France Trip

    The Spekko France Trip

    Tapestries, Bistro Fare and a Famed French Chef (DAY 2) No holds barred. After a breakfast of home-baked croissants and …

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  • The Spekko France Trip

    The Spekko France Trip

    Dreams Do Come True (DAY 1) Air France’s Flight 995 departing van OR Tambo International on Sunday night, was packed …

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  • Man and his braai

    September 26, 2014

    Man and his braai

    Men have always found comfort in sitting around a fire. From the caveman to the modern man, this has become …

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  • Spekko Rice TV Ad Rated Top 10 Best Liked by Millward Brown

    April 4, 2014

    Spekko Rice TV Ad Rated Top 10 B...

    In an incredible first for the brand, Spekko Rice’s television commercial “Spekkoliciously Gooooood” was voted amongst the 10 Best Liked …

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  • Spekko Family Tables

    December 12, 2013

    Spekko Family Tables

    The Spekko Rice Family Tables series has begun with three different television series, each in a different region, setting Spekko …

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  • Light your fire and celebrate

    September 23, 2013

    Light your fire and celebrate

    Heritage Day is of course National Braai Day. Throwing some chops, chicken or boerewors is one side of the fire, …

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  • Getting into spring with Spekko

    September 12, 2013

    Getting into spring with Spekko

    It is spring – time for getting outdoors, a new wardrobe, those endless summer braais and of course, getting into …

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  • Spekko Rice becomes a Sunday Times Top brand

    September 10, 2013

    Spekko Rice becomes a Sunday Tim...

    Within 8 years of launching Spekko Rice moved from nowhere up to the 4th place in the Sunday Times annual …

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  • Season 2 of Cooking Gospel

    September 2, 2013

    Season 2 of Cooking Gospel

    Season 2 of Cooking Gospel starts this week. Watch out for a recipe from the show every week for the …

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  • Fresh new packaging from Spekko Rice

    June 18, 2013

    Fresh new packaging from Spekko ...

    In crisp, colourful and shiny new packs, Spekko’s range of 6 rice variants has never looked so good on shelf.

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  • Sizzling new chef for Spekko Rice

    June 4, 2013

    Sizzling new chef for Spekko Ric...

    Khaya Silingile has changed her MasterChef apron for that of Spekko Rice, to become the newest addition to Spekko’s bouquet …

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  • Cooking Gospel brought to you by Spekko Rice

    May 8, 2013

    Cooking Gospel brought to you by...

    Ma Dorah Sitole, a household name in every township kitchen, has developed a series of 26 new recipes for Spekko …

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  • Spekko Rice’s Kasi Kitchen

    March 6, 2013

    Spekko Rice’s Kasi Kitchen

    Presenter of Kasi Kitchen, Sindi Mpahwla (left) and Khaya Silinge – Spekko’s Kasi Kitchen chef Khaya Silingile has changed her …

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  • Make Valentine’s Day a Tasty Event with Spekko Rice!

    February 4, 2013

    Make Valentine’s Day a Tasty E...

    Khaya Silingile developed these fabulous 2 course Valentine’s Celebration dinner recipes for Spekko Rice. Watch her cook them in Episode …

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  • Deena Naidoo, MasterChef South Africa and Spekko Rice

    October 3, 2012

    Deena Naidoo, MasterChef South A...

    Deena Naidoo, winner of the first South African MasterChef competition, will be writing The Post newspaper recipe pages every Wednesday …

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  • Kuier Magazine Pienk Plesier

    August 11, 2012

    Kuier Magazine Pienk Plesier

    Saturday 11 August saw Sue-Ann Allan – MasterChef SA runner-up – taking up the Spekko apron for her first ever …

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  • Spekko’s Kaszi Kitchen series

    June 3, 2012

    Spekko’s Kaszi Kitchen series

    Spekko Rice is the sponsor of Soweto TV’s hit community chef series, Kaszi Kitchen. Filmed in kitchens in all corners …

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