[Nina Timm] There are such amazing markets in and around Cape Town, and every market has its own unique flavour and atmosphere.
[Eugene Yiga] 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.
[Nina Timm] 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.
[Nina Timm] February is indeed the month of love and since we have so much love to share, why limit it to Valentine's Day only?
[Nina Timm] 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.
[Eugene Yiga] 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.
[Evan-Lee Courie] 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.
[Jordan Scott] 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.
[Jessica Taylor] "I made macaroons," something I never thought I'd say until I came across Silwood's macaroon class.
[Jordan Scott] 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.
[Brian Berkman] When I started my no starch, no sugar, no alcohol eating plan I resolved never to eat my beloved pasta again.
[Nina Timm] 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.
[Ilse van den Berg] 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.
[Jessica Taylor] 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.
[Nina Timm] 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.
[Nina Timm] 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.
[Angie White] 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.
[Nina Timm] 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?
[Warren Harding] A relative new kid on the craft beer block, Citizen Beer has been around for about 9 months and is taking the South African craft beer market by storm.
[Nina Timm] A Blessed New Year to everyone from Nina's Kitchen. I hope that you all had a lovely break and time with your friends and family. May 2013 be filled with love, laughter, happiness and lots of happy meals!
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