There are such amazing markets in and around Cape Town, and every market has its own unique flavour and atmosphere.
By Nina Timm 21 Feb 2014 11:37
Chinese philosopher Wu-men once said that if your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, then this is the happiest season of your life. I couldn't agree more.
By Eugene Yiga 20 Feb 2014 11:15
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and although I have made two delicious desserts, my better half will enjoy "man food", especially if it has a subtle hint of spice and heat.
By Nina Timm 13 Feb 2014 09:17
February is indeed the month of love and since we have so much love to share, why limit it to Valentine's Day only?
By Nina Timm 3 Feb 2014 09:50
It's a new year with 365 days full of promise and exciting possibilities. Here in my kitchen it is definitely going to be a year filled with much excitement. My first cookbook, 'Easy Cooking from Nina's Kitchen', will be on the shelves late February 2014.
By Nina Timm 28 Jan 2014 09:49
My first visit to Galbi almost didn't happen. Even though the restaurant is visible from Long Street, actually getting inside it required navigating through a back alley and past some shops in an obscure Cape Town mall.
By Eugene Yiga 9 Dec 2013 09:59
The Woodstock Foundry, a new development in Woodstock, Cape Town, recently welcomed Browser & Grazer, a single-source catering company that provides a full range of catering needs - including healthy menu options, equipment hire, bar service and staffing hire.
By Evan-Lee Courie 5 Dec 2013 10:57
For the second year in a row, The Test Kitchen was named the country's top restaurant at the Eat Out Awards. We spoke to head chef Luke Dale-Roberts to find the secret ingredient of his winning recipe.
By Eugene Yiga 12 Nov 2013 10:46
Dean Callan, global brand ambassador of Monkey Shoulder, a scotch whiskey, recently visited our shores to introduce the triple malt to SA ahead of Summer 2013/14.
By Evan-Lee Courie 30 Oct 2013 14:44
I'm not sure whether it is a blessing or a curse, but I have never been one to need my "daily fix" of coffee. So when invited to do a taste test with Caffeluxe, I wasn't incredibly optimistic about my chances of getting anything right.
By Jordan Scott 8 Oct 2013 16:41
The Lord Milner in Matjiesfontein, perhaps the only hotel in the world to have its own village, will soon become the primary destination it was when it was built as a Colonial retreat in the late 1800s.
By Brian Berkman 8 Oct 2013 06:34
"I made macaroons," something I never thought I'd say until I came across Silwood's macaroon class.
By Jessica Taylor 7 Oct 2013 15:52
212121 Restaurant should really be called 313121. Initially named after the number of choices guests had for dinner, the menu is now expanded to offer three rather than two starters, one soup, three mains, cheese and two desserts.
By Brian Berkman 2 Aug 2013 10:41
Taking the train from London to Edinburgh is a gentle way to arrive at the city's Waverley Station, in the heart of the historic old town and The Knight Residence is just a few minutes away by taxi.
By Brian Berkman 27 Jul 2013 11:32
The choice for away nights seems to be between self-catering serviced apartments and houses or full-service hotels, but there is also an in-between option that gives you the flexibility of being in your own private space but with breakfast and other amenities available nearby as part of the package.
By Brian Berkman 11 Jul 2013 13:34
If you want to get up close and personal with our abundant wildlife, you'll look a long way before you can better Lion Sands River Lodge, on the banks of the Sabie River. (All images: Rod Baker)
By Rod Baker 24 Jun 2013 08:40
Treated with the honeymoon suite at the Alluvia Wine Estate, there was very little to complain about - it's a truly magical setting. Blessed with a sunny day in the middle of winter, we were lured into the "vineyard lifestyle".
By Sindy Peters 21 Jun 2013 10:26
The general consensus of the Good Food and Wine Show is that it is only for those who are wine connoisseurs or can identify every herb ever used. This is most definitely not the case, the Good Food and Wine Show brings out anyone's inner foodie and you only need to drink wine to be able to enjoy the variety of cultivars and blends on offer.
By Jordan Scott 29 May 2013 10:57
When I started my no starch, no sugar, no alcohol eating plan I resolved never to eat my beloved pasta again.
By Brian Berkman 28 May 2013 08:33
Having a constant supply of water is what drew people to Prince Albert in the Karoo 250 years ago and it is one of the many reasons to visit now. Seeing water flow freely in channels in front of all the houses brings a cool idea to the usually hot Karoo.
By Brian Berkman 21 May 2013 07:14
Everybody has an icon or hero; we have just survived the Justin Bieber tsunami and, for we old rockers, Bon Jovi brought new life to our nine-to-five exsistence. Middle-aged people stood in queues remembering days when life was carefree and wild. Burger King just landed in South Africa and everyone rushed off to sink their teeth into a giant Whoopie Burger.
By Nina Timm 14 May 2013 09:18
This past weekend I attended the SA Cheese Festival held at Sandringham Estate just outside of Stellenbosch. Having missed out on it last year, I was quite excited to stuff my face with cheese once again. Oh glory.
By Ilse van den Berg 2 May 2013 16:06
Peppermint tea and scrambled egg on rye. Good ol' no fuss food is what Sarah ordered and it's what her new cooking show is all about. Bitten: Sarah Graham Cooks Cape Town, an exploration of simple, unintimidating food and the way it should be enjoyed with the people we love.
By Jessica Taylor 30 Apr 2013 09:39
The launch of the 1Roodeberg was a beautiful and rich one. If you have ever driven passed the KWV building in Paarl you will know that even the sight of it is enough to send you back through the years. This is the home of Roodeberg and where the 1Roodberg room is situated, a room that has hosted foreign diplomats, dignitaries and celebrities in its time. It was once the KWV's directors' reception and is now where those who join the 1Roodeberg members club can entertain, have dinner and enjoy other benefits reserved for those in the club.
By Jordan Scott 4 Apr 2013 13:25
Chocolate and Easter go hand-in-hand and magazines, food blogs and websites are bursting out of their seams with recipes containing the four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.
By Nina Timm 27 Mar 2013 09:59
Home-made yoghurt - why would anyone want to make it if the shelves are filled with all sorts of yoghurt? Low-fat, full cream, low sugar, real fruit, flavoured - phew, the choices are endless.
By Nina Timm 12 Mar 2013 09:51
If you're following a limited diet as I am, suitable take-away options are pretty hard to come by. Now the V&A Market at the Wharf is open it offers a whole selection of vendors that can satisfy even the most pernickety diet.
By Brian Berkman 7 Mar 2013 11:57
Forget "up-and-coming", this venue has arrived - with full trendy force too. Set on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town, from the kitchen of celebrated culinary master, Seelan Sundoo, Shimmy Beach Club's menu presents a stellar array of gastronomic offerings set to delight the most discerning of pallets. Shimmy Beach, as it is affectionately known, is Cape Town's newest 'it' place to be, a tucked away gem of style and sophistication for sure.
By Angie White 5 Mar 2013 09:30
Goat's cheese is my new favourite ingredient. These tasty tarts not only require very little baking, but they are also gluten-free, which to me makes this a winning recipe.
By Nina Timm 1 Mar 2013 10:38
The older I get the more I think that this Valentine's Day thing is just a commercial trick to get us all to spend money on things we would normally just walk past. Yet, on the other hand, I remember Valentine's Day at varsity and the whole of Stellenbosch just being one big mass of flowers and giggling students. So call me a sucker for love, but maybe forcing us all to be a little mushy one day of the year is not too bad, is it?
By Nina Timm 14 Feb 2013 10:14
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