Starting his own magazine has been one of Chef Jan van der Westhuizen’s lifelong dreams. The South African chef, whose Restaurant JAN in Nice, France has a Michelin star, has launched JAN the Journal, which will be available from the 9th of May. The luxury bi-annual publication is part coffee-table cookbook, part lifestyle magazine, and part travelogue, with more than 250 beautiful pages and over 50 recipes.

Says van der Westhuizen: “Nothing celebrates life like the act of dining. Setting a table with flowers and candles for the sole purpose of gathering together allows us to reflect on everything that is beautiful about life.

“I want the JOURNAL to reawaken our curiosity about food and where it comes from and I invite everyone to go on this journey with me, dining to honour the life of food, because everything should lead back to the table.”

In the debut issue of JAN the Journal, van der Westhuizen reveals the recipes behind some of the innovative creations served at his Michelin-starred Restaurant JAN in Nice, France.

JAN the JOURNAL will be available at Woolworths stores nationwide from May 9 and online at For more information, visit the website or contact Hanfred Rauch at