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Lizelle Gerber
#BizTrends2017: Building confidence in South African wines

We catch up with Lizelle Gerber, winemaker at Boschendal, to find out what will keep the wine flowing this year...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Jan 2017

Snack times with labneh
Snack times with labneh

Snack times are my best times - those informal get togethers that end up being the best memories.

By Nina Timm 22 Dec 2016

Popping in at the Park Inn
Popping in at the Park Inn

Walking into the Park Inn by Radisson Blu was a highlight for me. Knowing that the hotel is eco-friendly and considers the environment was something to be proud of...

By Kim Lawrence 22 Dec 2016

Labneh quiche for brunch
Labneh quiche for brunch

Brunch originated in England in the late 19th century and became popular in the United States in the 1930s. It is a combination of breakfast and lunch and it is my favourite way of entertaining.

By Nina Timm 19 Dec 2016

Christmas leftovers
Christmas leftovers

Christmas lunch in my family is a big event, not necessarily a grand event, but big, very big. Family comes from near and far, as well as dogs, cats and lots of noise!

By Nina Timm 12 Dec 2016

Christmas cherry chicken
Christmas cherry chicken

Cherry season is in full bloom and I simply cannot resist buying a punnet every time I set foot into a shop. Not only are they very photogenic, but there is something so extravagant in sitting with a bowl of chilled cherries.

By Nina Timm 5 Dec 2016

Gin and Tonic Lollies to welcome summer
Gin and Tonic Lollies to welcome summer

These gin and tonic lollies are perfect as palate cleansers in between courses or something to cool you down next to the pool.

By Nina Timm 25 Nov 2016

Murray Barlow, Lesego Chauke-Motshwane and Pierre Wahl.
SA's top vintners crowned at Winemaker of the Year Awards

Suited gents and dolled-up dames gathered in the manicured grounds of La Residence hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday evening for the 36th annual Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Awards...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Fine dining fast food with Chefs
#EntrepreneurMonth: Fine dining fast food with Chefs

Growing food trends show a return to basics, a desire for sustainable and authentic produce and a transparency from chefs and restaurants when it comes to where and how your food is sourced and prepared.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2016

Pork rillettes for a summer feast
Pork rillettes for a summer feast

As consumers, we are bombarded with information about our food. One minute the focus is on preservatives and colourants, the next day or week, it is all about 'organically raised', 'free-range' and other buzzwords.

By Nina Timm 17 Nov 2016

Five reasons to visit the Breedekloof Wine Valley
Five reasons to visit the Breedekloof Wine Valley

A common misconception about the Breedekloof Wine Valley is that it's only home to large-scale wine producing cooperatives. True, Breedekloof is one of the largest wine producing areas in the Cape, however, this wine region offers so much more than that...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Nov 2016

Tasty trendy tapas at Asoka
Tasty trendy tapas at Asoka

Asoka is definitely one of the most unique restaurants I've been to. Located in the upper part of Kloof Street, this Eastern-themed sensation combines taste and sound to create a dining experience like no other...

By Angie White 10 Nov 2016

A taste of the new menu at The Kitchen at Maison
A taste of the new menu at The Kitchen at Maison

The Kitchen at Maison has always been one of my top restaurants to make a drive out to, a perfect spot to take a group of friends for lengthy and lazy lunching.

By Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2016

Time for tapas at Bistro 1682
Time for tapas at Bistro 1682

Steenberg Golf Estate restaurant, Bistro Sixteen82, has unveiled a new summer tapas menu with executive chef Kerry Kilpin, inspired by her recent odyssey to Barcelona and London to find inspiration and new flavours to bring back home.

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2016

Leafy suburb sophistication at the Alphen's new Blanko
Leafy suburb sophistication at the Alphen's new Blanko

Besides being one of the best cities in the world (so much bias), Cape Town is increasingly getting recognised as a top foodie destination; a veritable gallivanting gastronomer's dream city.

By Ruth Cooper 2 Nov 2016

At the very top of the top
At the very top of the top

If you are after the very best views of the rolling mountains that lead to Worcester and the privacy of being billeted in a private 30-acre estate with vineyards and plum tree groves, La Residence is your only option...

By Brian Berkman 1 Nov 2016

Flop-proof Hot Milk Vanilla Sponge Cake
Flop-proof Hot Milk Vanilla Sponge Cake

Hot Milk Vanilla Sponge Cake is, in my opinion, the best vanilla sponge to bake. It is basically flop-proof, which works for me.

By Nina Timm 28 Oct 2016

A smooth(ie) breakfast trend
A smooth(ie) breakfast trend

Smoothie Bowls are such a breakfast trend at the moment and the health nuts are going crazy for them. Sites like Instagram, Buzzfeed and Pinterest are bursting with recipes and flavour combinations for smoothies.

By Nina Timm 25 Oct 2016

Conteu Magazine to launch special print edition
Conteu Magazine to launch special print edition

"There's just something so special about print. In today's fast-paced lifestyle the idea of carving time out of your day to sit down and enjoy a magazine is something we, and others like us, crave." - Words by Conteu Magazine's ChloƩ Kemp and Megan Rich, who are in the conceptual stage of a special print edition...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Oct 2016

Royal Malewane bush luxury at the very top of the food chain
Royal Malewane bush luxury at the very top of the food chain

At Royal Malewane you will not only enjoy the insight of the most qualified and experienced field guides in the land but also a renewed focus on exquisite cuisine paired with the best South African wines...

By Brian Berkman 17 Oct 2016

Banting Bobotie recipe
Banting Bobotie recipe

Often when we decide to change our diet or try and adopt a healthier eating plan, our food changes from fab to drab...

By Nina Timm 11 Oct 2016

Celebrate spring with the #StellaSessions
Celebrate spring with the #StellaSessions

Flipping flip flops it's great to start feeling the first tendrils of spring start to unfurl in the Mother City - warm breezes and denim blue skies, I welcome you!

By Ruth Cooper 5 Oct 2016

Gourmet garden dining at Kloof Street House
Gourmet garden dining at Kloof Street House

Think Alice in Wonderland meets Masterchef - that's the best way to describe our experience at Kloof Street House...

By Angie White 30 Sep 2016

Weekend warmers
Weekend warmers

The calendar says spring is here, but as I sit looking through my window, the rain is coming down in buckets. So, we are definitely in for a very cold weekend.

By Nina Timm 16 Sep 2016

Five things to do in Paarl and Wellington
Five things to do in Paarl and Wellington

I recently spent an enjoyable two days exploring, dining and drinking in Paarl and Wellington. Here are my top five activities when spending a weekend round these small-town parts.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Sep 2016

Rooibos Tea Yogurt Cake
Rooibos Tea Yogurt Cake

I grew up with rooibos tea and so did my children. There was always a pot of tea brewing, because unlike black tea, rooibos gets better and better the longer it boils, I think.

By Nina Timm 9 Sep 2016

Heritage meets luxury at the Portswood Hotel
Heritage meets luxury at the Portswood Hotel

Harnessing a history true to the Cape, a stay at the Portswood Hotel is truly something special. After arriving at the hotel in the V&A Waterfront vicinity, the first thing we noticed as we walked into the reception hall was the well situated in the centre...

By Angie White 22 Aug 2016

Dramatic dining at Benguela on Main
Dramatic dining at Benguela on Main

I always look forward to meals and quite often they are the highlights of my day; planning them, preparing them and most importantly eating them is just so enjoyable and quite frankly the words "Shall we get a snack?" can immeasurably brighten my day.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Aug 2016

A simple Philly Steak Sandwich recipe
A simple Philly Steak Sandwich recipe

Philly Steak Sandwiches are by no means something new. They have been around since the 1930s.

By Nina Timm 12 Aug 2016

A vibrant view of Cape Town at the Commodore Hotel
A vibrant view of Cape Town at the Commodore Hotel

Located within the V&A Waterfront vicinity, the Commodore Hotel welcomed us with warm hospitality and spectacular panoramic views of the city on a beautiful sunshiny day in Cape Town...

By Angie White 11 Aug 2016

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