Archive for category: Food & Wine

8 Million in Masterchef SA Prizes!

8 Million in Masterchef SA Prizes!

9 / December 5, 2011 9:36 am

If the wannabe foodies entering Masterchef SA weren’t completely driven to win, they have just got a major incentive in the form of an unprecendented prize purse amounting to around 8 million Rand! So far organisers have been keeping mum [...]

Top of the Tastebuds

Top of the Tastebuds

6 / November 21, 2011 11:36 am

Foodies gathered at the Rotunda. They nibbled on sinfully tasty morsels, quaffed expensive and thoughtfully-selected wines and then they applauded enthusiastically for their foodie peers. Yes, it’s that time of year once more when Cape Town’s… we mean, the country’s [...]

Are you SA’s First Masterchef?

Are you SA’s First Masterchef?

5 / November 10, 2011 1:37 pm

Local foodies are all flustered at the news that entries for Masterchef South Africa have officially opened this week. We have to say, we’re pretty excited to see how the local version of the hit show will be presented by [...]

Local Brewers Bring on the Bubbles

Local Brewers Bring on the Bubbles

10 / October 14, 2011 10:26 am

The cultivated beer-drinker is all about finding that perfect blend of flavour, fizz and froth and with so many new microbreweries opening in South Africa, local connoisseurs’ quest for the ultimate ale is just beginning! At a glance there are [...]

Meet a Beer Blogger

Meet a Beer Blogger

9 / October 14, 2011 10:20 am

For a more personal perspective on craft beer culture we sought out beer blogger and general ale enthusiast Nick Mulgrew. Born in Durbs but currently based in Cape Town, Nick is a fairly new but passionate member of the beer [...]

Recipes for the Perfect Braai Day

Recipes for the Perfect Braai Day

80 / September 28, 2011 11:23 am

If you’re anything like us, you’re counting down the days until National Braai Day! For some happy souls, a braai is an opportunity to haul out grandma’s marinade, coleslaw or potato salad recipe or show off their ‘Food Network skills’. [...]

Meet Jan Braai

Meet Jan Braai

15 / September 16, 2011 12:10 pm

Before 2005, you probably wouldn’t have heard of Jan Scannell, unless you had grown up with him in Stellenbosch. Jan studied accounting and worked in financial services, but realised that it wasn’t really what he wanted to do. In 2005 [...]

Ami – A Friend with Benefits!

Ami – A Friend with Benefits!

5 / August 26, 2011 12:27 pm

We caught up with Tiaan Els, owner of one of Johannesburg’s most glamorous new restaurants, to find out all about what makes it so very special. The doors opened on this stylish and unusual venue in mid-2010 and since then [...]

KZN’s going silly for Sards!

KZN’s going silly for Sards!

8 / June 28, 2011 1:56 pm

Yesterday we spoke about how there are a few key events that draw hundreds of people to the KZN coast every year. The Durban July is one. The Mr Price Pro surfing contest is another. Bu the annual Sardine Run [...]

Nacho Average Mexican Restaurant

Nacho Average Mexican Restaurant

6 / June 17, 2011 3:23 pm

Mexican restaurants in countries other than Mexico are often cheesy – and we’re not just talking about the nachos. They seem to be inspired by some stereotypical image that’s been created and mass-marketed to the world, without any substance behind [...]