Dresses for Special Occasions South Africa

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Ricky Forleo, son of Franco Forleo, creator of the famous 'Franco salad dressing'; Restauranteur at Franco's Pizzeria.Compiled by: Kate Liquorish. Recipes styled by: Leila Saffarian. Photographs: Dylan Swart. Article from the October 2013 issue of Food and Home Entertaining Magazine.

Knock a salad together? We think not.. There’s a fine art to creating a great salad and we’re always green with envy when someone else has the knack. We asked some chefs and food lovers to share their favourite salad recipes, drizzled with a few well-seasoned tips, of course.

Ricky Forleo, son of Franco Forleo, creator of the famous ‘Franco salad dressing’; Restauranteur at Franco’s Pizzeria.

Franco s. 54 Tyrone Ave, Parkview

Chouriço and calamari salad“My father’s first restaurant, La Pizza, was French-Italian, in the centre of Johannesburg. He and my grandmother created the perfect, well-balanced creamy dressing for his Nigoise salad. Over the years we’ve tried adding a few things here and there to continually improve the recipe but we are vigilant about making each batch by hand, through taste and feel. We have been serving and selling Franco’s dressing for over 30 years. My salad recipe represents my heritage: it’s a mix of Portuguese and Italian flavours passed down to me from both sides.”

Janice Tripepi: Blogger, Restaurant Reviewer and ArtistRicky’s top tip:

“Always refresh your lettuce in ice water to rejuvenate it. It gives it back its crispness.”

Chouriço and calamari salad

Serves 4 EASY 15 mins

The flavour combinations

100g calamari tubes, sliced or left

whole, rinsed and patted dry

15ml (1 tbsp) flour

5ml (1 tsp) paprika

salt and freshly ground black

pepper, to taste

50g chouriço, cut into 1cm slices

1 punnet salanova lettuce, rinsed and washed

1 red onion, thinly sliced

100g sun-dried Rosa tomatoes

100g large Kalamata olives

100g Danish feta, cubed

1 avocado, sliced lengthways

1 lemon, cut into wedges

15ml (1 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil

How to do it

  1. Season the calamari in the flour, paprika and seasoning mixture.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over high heat and toss in the chouriço (frying it dry will render the fat, which holds the flavour).
  3. When chouriço crisps up, add the caiamari tubes (add a drop of olive oil if you need to). Fry the calamari until opaque and browned, about 20 seconds on each side. Keep tossing the pan to ensure the calamari does not overcook. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. Begin building the salad: start with lettuce, onion, tomatoes, add calamari and sausage, olives, feta and avocado.
  5. Place two lemon wedges on top of the salad. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, season with salt and black pepper and add a squeeze of lemon juice according to your taste.
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Dress Drama, Help!

by Wi1ster

So I'm in the market for a dress for my college graduation. I've been having a really hard time getting a dress. My problem? I'm a 36 DD and can't get anything to zip up over my chest! (I have an averageish body, I'm a size 12 everywhere else)
Does anyone know of any stores that are cut generously in the chest area when it comes to dresses?
What do the well endowed women on this forum do for special occasions?

Personally, i don't wear them because of a

by thatnerdygirl

Couple reasons.
I haven't found a pair of dressy shoes/heels that don't completely wreck my feet that are cute.
And I like to be able to sit down and move around without worrying about the world seeing my underthings.
And, half the women's dresses aren't made so you can wear a normal bra, so you have to get a strapless one, and unless you're little, they don't hold the girls up right.
i like them, the few times i do wear them for special occasions. i'd like to wear them some more but... the reasons above.

A fmoneymaking idea

by ReallyTruy

Sew and make semi-customized basic black dresses and market them to obese women and women with handicaps. Just a plain, quick to sew straight up and down black dress in polyester or cotten that can be accessorized for different occasions, and sell it relatively cheaply. These two groups have a hard time getting clothes suitable for business and other public functions.
Make that your specialty and market to the obese and handicapped women you see in public and also put your flyers/cards up at all laundromats, libraries, etc., doctors offices, physical therapy places, and offer the service to all ladies at business centers and public transportation

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