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Spice Girl: Meet Chef Vanie Padayachee of Marigold Restaurant

Meet Vanie Padayachee, Executive Chef at new Franschhoek hotspot Marigold where she makes magic with her innovative and utterly mouthwatering take on North Indian cuisine.

VANIE, YOU’VE HAD A BUSY FEW YEARS! TELL US WHAT YOU’VE BEEN UP TO? … Read More

Jenny Morris Takes Us to Morocco

‘I have always loved finding new spices, new foods, different places and markets, and discovering new little restaurants that my nose would lead me to tucked away down the back streets,’ says SA’s wildly popular gourmet chef and TV … Read More

Instafood 101: Photograph Your Food like a Pro

If you’re going to Instagram your food, do it beautifully. Professional photographer and The Truffle Journal blogger Melissa Delport gives us her cardinal rules for shooting fabulous Instagram food photos.

1. GETTING STARTED “Your first step is always to … Read More

How to Serve the Perfect Glass of Champagne

Bubbly is traditionally used for celebrations, but life is a celebration so bubbles should absolutely be your beverage of choice for all moments! So say the experts at Pop!, the delightful new mobile champagne truck that will add a … Read More

What We’ll Eat Next: Jan Hendrik on 2017 Food Trends

From kneading dough in the farmhouse kitchen of his childhood in Mpumalanga to running his own restaurant in Nice, France, Jan-Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s culinary journey has taken many unexpected turns.

We asked South Africa’s first Michelin-star chef (as … Read More

Cheers to the New Year: Champagne Tips to Ring in 2017

Nothing says celebrate like a glass of Champagne! It will soon be time for a cork-popping night of food and fizz, as we bid farewell to another year and usher in 2017.

We asked Aimee Kellen, Moët Hennessy Champagne … Read More

Chef’s Festive Pot: Zola Nene and Sarah Graham

Taking time out, making merry around the table, and spending time with family… it’s what we all look forward to during the holidays.

Le Creuset asked two of our favourite foodies and TV chefs, Zola Nene and Sarah Graham, what … Read More

A Cut Above – Andy Fenner on Festive Meat Cuts

A purveyor of ethically farmed meats, Andy Fenner is the owner of Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants – a Cape Town butchery dedicated to free-range and grass-fed meat.

Sourcing from small, independent farmers who raise their animals humanely, FFMM has a … Read More

Just Christmas: Justine Drake’s Festive Cooking Tips

Having been in the industry for over 20 years, Justine Drake is a food-media dynamo – breathing life into everyday dishes through her BBC Lifestyle TV show Just Cooking, and as the hugely successful editor of Pick n Pay’s Fresh LivingRead More

Christmas with the Cookbook Queen: Barbara Joubert

Barbara Joubert’s professional involvement with food began when she landed her dream job as food editor of one of South Africa’s leading lifestyle magazines.

Her passion for food writing soon spilled out into a series of bestselling cookbooks, of … Read More