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The Cape Town Festival of Beer returns for eighth year

The Cape Town Festival of Beer will be returning for its eighth year at the Hamilton's Rugby Club, from 1 to 3 December 2017, and will feature a number of new breweries.

2 days ago

Meanda Mills crowned as Food24's hottest new super chef

Meanda Mills from the Institute of Culinary Arts was announced as the winner of Food24's NextGen competition, an online culinary competition that set out to find a new generation of super-talented young chefs...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 Sep 2017

Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend

Remember a time before craft beer? Strange to think that only a few years back, your local beer options were pretty much Castle or Black Label. Now beers come artfully packaged and flavoured with anything from cinnamon to pineapple...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Sep 2017

Tim Atkin releases 2017 South Africa Special Report on Cape wine

Award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin has released his 2017 South Africa Special Report and notes that the Cape is making the best wines in its 358-year history...

13 Sep 2017

SA Cocktail Week 2017 introduces first ever awards show

SA Cocktail Week (SACW) takes place at ten handpicked cocktail venues in Cape Town from the 4 - 11 November 2017. The week will start with a grand opening on the 4 November and end with it's first ever awards show on the 11 November.

12 Sep 2017

Joburg's largest wine show returns

The RMB WineX show, featuring the greatest selection of wines under one roof, will be taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 25 to 27 October 2017.

11 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: South Africa first with new Feastfox app

Feastfox, a spontaneous dining-out app, which recently launched in South Africa aims to take the hassle out of last minute restaurant hunting and booking. We got in touch with co-founder Stuart Murless for #InnovationMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 7 Sep 2017

Home-style hospitality, the historic Tulbagh Hotel way

Here's why olive oil shots at Oakhurst Olives, relaxed dining at the Tulbagh Boutique Hotel and ziplining through the scenic Ceres Valley are three musts for a Cape weekend away...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Sep 2017

Marble's Wikus Human named the 2017 Best Young Sommelier

The South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) has named 26-year-old Wikus Human as the winner of the 2017 Moët & Chandon Best Young Sommelier competition.

6 Sep 2017

2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards introduces new three-part format

The winners of the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards will be announced at GrandWest in Cape Town on Sunday, 9 November, in an exciting new three-part format.

6 Sep 2017

Seasoned Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gets gavel ready for 20th auction

For the 20th time, Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers, will have his gavel at the ready for this year's Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction...

1 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Convenient home-style meals with Why Cook

Why Cook is a Gauteng-based catering company that focuses on delivering modern home-style cooking made from fresh ingredients directly to one's door...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Ten tips for women considering a career as a chef

This Women's Month, I take a look at how female chefs cope in today's hospitality industry. The days of male dominated kitchens are definitely a thing of the past as women increasingly make their presence felt.

By Janine Fourie 29 Aug 2017

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International

#SACSCCongress: Nigella Lawson on the role of food in storytelling

Internationally renowned food writer and TV cook Nigella Lawson has amassed a loyal following of food lovers charmed by her no-fuss approach to cooking and ornate descriptions of food that are telling of her authentic passion for the subject.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

NY Fashion Week: designers seek to soothe troubled times

NEW YORK, US - Tory Burch led efforts on day two of New York Fashion Week on Friday to head off troubled times by offering an upbeat collection of bold color and geometric print. The US doyenne of preppy chic confected an English garden in the grounds of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a bucolic backdrop for a fresh and buoyant collection.

11 Sep 2017

Beyond the seas and centuries: Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017, the first of its kind in the Arab world. Located in Abu Dhabi, the opening celebrations will include a range of public programmes including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists.

7 Sep 2017

Tips on how to have an ethical elephant experience

Encountering one of natures most majestic creatures, elephants, can be quite an experience. While there are many opportunities to get up close and personal with elephants when travelling to places like Thailand, India, and Sri Lanka, it's important that these encounters happen with the elephants in a happy and humane environment.

17 Aug 2017

Helping a loved one overcome drug addiction

Drug addiction is devastating both for its sufferers and their loved ones. It is also a far more common problem than many of us realize. The US has witnessed a steady increase in the number of prescriptions for addictive drugs, e.g. opioid-based pain killers and benzodiazepines such as Xanax. This has both dramatically increased the rates of prescription drug abuse and brought them sharply into focus within the mainstream consciousness.

Issued by Monetary Library 17 Aug 2017

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