UCook has become seriously popular among my friends, solving that age-old question: What’s for dinner? They pre-pack a perfectly planned box of locally sourced, sustainable ingredients with recipe cards so that you can come home after work and still prep a proper meal. It’s brilliant if you hate grocery stores, don’t have time to shop or just can’t think of creative suppers every day of the week.
Normally the boxes are prepped for singles or small families, but now that we’re heading into the festive season, they’ve planned something special for those large gettogethers.
UCook has teamed up with renowned chef Franck Dangereux (yes, that’s his real name), previously the head chef and co-founder at La Colombe, and now owner of The Foodbarn in Noordhoek. Together with Yuppiechef they have prepped special UCook Feast Boxes filled with ingredients and recipes designed by Dangereux, which will be delivered to our home or holiday house before 24 December.
You’ll have everything you need to prep a spread for up to 16 people! That means you can skip the festive season queues, and you save a pretty penny by paying for only the ingredients you’ll use – no excess.
Drawing inspiration from his French heritage and love for feasting, Franck Dangereux’s chosen dishes will include recipes for smoked salmon rosti starters, five sides (including the crispiest roast potatoes you’ve ever tasted) and your choice of Duck à L’Orange, fillet, chicken or pork belly.
Franck’s brought a personal touch to each of the dishes on the menu, from the pork belly, which incorporates foraged pine needles, to the rostis, which are finished with a sprinkling of pink peppercorns – beautifully bright and native to South Africa. It’s these little touches that make the dishes a home run for festive feasting.
To learn more and place orders, head to ucook.co.za select how many people you want to cook for, and decide on your choice of protein(s). You’ll then get everything delivered to you in one go on the 22nd of December. Plus, if you order selected Christmas gifts or feasting necessities on Yuppiechef, you’ll get 30% on your festive UCOOK box.
Would you be keen to try this? Pop your thoughts in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you.