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9 Cape Town Food Trends You Need to Know About
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9 Cape Town Food Trends You Need to Know About

We’re so over cauliflower, kale, burgers and doughnuts. As for macaroons (yawn), bread baskets (you are kidding, right?) and, dare I say it, carbs, it’s definitely time to move on. And move on we have. To gin, home fermentation, veldkos, ancient grains and ...
10 Quintessential South African Ingredients – What Every Chef Has In His Larder
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10 Quintessential South African Ingredients – What Every Chef Has In His Larder

South Africa's gastronomy is coming of age as chef's begin to experiment with indigenous foods and plants to create a cuisine that is bursting with unusual flavours and sharp contrasts, and is quintessentially South African. We've compiled a list of ten ing...
10 uniquely South African foods
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10 uniquely South African foods

When you dream of Greece, you think moussaka. Italy brings pasta to mind. And where would Israel be without the falafel? Yet South Africa does not really have one ubiquitous, national dish, a food typically associated only with the south of the continent; s...
Beer, Biltong, Braai – My 3 Favourite Things About South Africa
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Beer, Biltong, Braai – My 3 Favourite Things About South Africa

When I was 21, I decided to broaden my horizons and move to the United Kingdom to visit my family, gain some new experiences and to travel a bit. I was there for eight years and returned home to Cape Town not so long ago. Although I had a wonderful time abroad...
Tasting some of Durban’s finest at Taste of Durban Festival
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Tasting some of Durban’s finest at Taste of Durban Festival

The Taste of Durban Festival was held over this past weekend, July 26th – 28th. With family on holiday from Bahrain and grandparents available to babysit, a group of five of us (siblings and partners!) braved the blustery wind and slightly inclement conditions...
3 very quick, perfect for summer, local meals (and a dessert)
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3 very quick, perfect for summer, local meals (and a dessert)

I'm not fond of cooking. No, let me rephrase that. I actually enjoy whipping up a meal, particularly if I can use ingredients from the garden. I don't like labouring over it. It must be fun to make, and it must taste good. And most importantly, I mustn't have ...
Britannia Bunnies
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Britannia Bunnies

I had read about the Britannia Hotel and after asking local friends about it, it turns out that the Brittania is a bit of a legend in Durban.  The building, built in 1897, is now listed and forms part of the heritage of the city. The front of the building m...