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 that has diabetes. According to the International Diabetes Federation, there were ...
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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 is a must at all social gathering from Nigeria, to Senegal, to Ghana and every stop in...
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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. Considering how much we love it when our Grandmas cook for us, it might be an investment ...
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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, while eating lots of delicious treats. The only problem with this is that when the warmer d...
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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 supermarkets are setting out boxed chocolate, dainty tea cup sets and Mother’s Day cards. Read more >

  • 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 food tradition book is a compilation of food...
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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 charity scene will show you that giving to our county...
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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 us probably find ourselves asking the age-old question: where has the time...
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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 laboratory, people used what they had access to for common health ailments. Garlic, cinnamon...
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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 month, men often allow their moustaches to go wild and grow a life of their own,...
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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 remain the same. Battling to get kids to eat their veggies is one of them. Try as you might...
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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 means the onset of one of our worst enemies: Hay fever!

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    September 24, 2015


    A braai is a mysterious, age old ritual which gives confidence to any man with a pair of tongs in his hand. Shrouded in smoke, this outdoor cooking ritual is set to bring forth happi...
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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 linked with newness? Hoping to still enjoy great meals while accomplishing this? Loo...
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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 satisfaction) than you may have bargained for. You could discover your food roots, meet up with true,...
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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 is local pop sensation, Toya Delazy, and the other, SA’s own champi...
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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? Why not download and print out the image, you could even colour it in together! Read more >

  • 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 what better way to do this than by using things you can easily find in your kitchen cupboard. At ...
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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. Her most recent appointment was as food editor of the food and fashion d...
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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 bring colds and flu. But did you know you can strengthen your immune system ...
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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 cooking method of Spekko Long Grain Parboiled Rice;

    Fry some chopped onion and chicken or beef s...
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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 rice 1 cup gives you 4 cups of love. But after a long day we know cooking can often feel like a chore and...
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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, Easter is undoubtedly a time for delicious dishes and sweet treats. With so many ...
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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 think of the journey these grains have taken before they become a part of our meal? Le...
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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 Durban this year. The competition which was last time round won by Deena Naidoo, now MasterChe...
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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 with food and décor reminiscent of a Renaissance extravaganza.
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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 Woollies. “Saussicons, jambon, freshly baked “pains” such as still warm apr...
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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 in taste sensations; shopping experiences; a spiritual moment or two and then a ste...
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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 which a couple of centuries ago could have included the army of Joan of Arc riding over th...
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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 chocolate pastries in the La Creuzette grey dining room, the group s...
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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 with Kokkedore, Spekko Rice/ kykNET winners, food enthusiasts and a t...
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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 a tradition that has transformed into the act we South Africans know and love…the braai. B...
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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 Ads for Q4 2013 from Millwar...
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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 Rice right in the middle of both celeb...
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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, but with all of this goes an array of accompaniments, salads, bread and baked dishes. A...
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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 your swimming costume, your tennis outfit and your sandals. The easy...
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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 Top Brands Survey. The placement is in the Essential Food Brands category. T...
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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 next 15 weeks. Read more >

  • 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. “Leading the packs” is Spekko’s, Spekko Parboiled Long Grain Ric...
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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 of celebrity chefs. Combining her traditional cooking heritage with a s...
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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 Rice’s television series Cooking Gospel. Broadcasted at 11 am every...
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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 MasterChef apron for that of Spekko Rice, to become the newest add...
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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 2 of Spekko Rice’s Kasi Kitchen. The broadcast is on Fri...
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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 for the next few months. Sponsored by Spekko R...
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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 Spekko Rice demonstration. The occasion was the 2nd Kuier Pienk Plesi...
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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 of Gauteng, the series features township chefs and cooks who cooks for a living....
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