An exciting cooking show is coming up on our screens on Monday, 16 November 2015.   How’s that for #MondayMotivation ? Unleash your cooking potential under the guidance of culinary gurus Jenny Morris, ‘the giggling gourmet,’ and Reza Mahammad,‘ the Spice Prince’ as they swing open the doors to their extraordinary food academy this […]

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  On November 10th, Sedgwick’s Original Old Brown launched their new range of refreshing summer cocktails at Tjing Tjing Bar.   A range of eight cocktail recipes was created using the original “Obies” but adding a fresh touch to each. Sedgwick’s is predominantly known for keeping us warm in winter, but have you ever thought […]

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Dreaming of starting your own business is one thing. Having the vision and the guts to do it is quite another.  These are the wise words of Vusi Thembekwayo, one of South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs.   Together with South African whisky industry pioneer Andy Watts, they will offer one lucky Three Ships consumer an […]

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As with good food and outstanding wines, so too fine art needs to be savoured in order to be appreciated. Regarded as SA’s premier food and wine destination, Franschhoek has added ‘art destination‘ to its résumé.   Home to some of the country’s finest art offerings and a growing number of local and international art enthusiasts, […]

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Hungry Lion’s ‘Lucky Bucket 2015’ campaign, has once again delivered the PROMISE of SHARING MORE with Mzansi. The campaign has increased Hungry Lion’s customer count by double digit growth, welcoming their customers into their newly refurbished fast food chicken outlets countrywide and resulting in an impressive overall increase in brand engagement.   The  Hungry Lion […]

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“We are so proud of the exceptional standard and diverse presentation of foods and flavours that we are presenting at Taste of PE,” says Taste Marketing Manager, Lucy Tully. Here’s what to expect: Each participating restaurant dishes up select tasting dishes from specially curated menus prepared by their respective chefs. Some of the restaurants to […]

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What do you get when you put together Mzansi’s no.1 maize meal brand and favourite soapie stars in one venue? Cooking, dancing, scrumptious dishes, selfies and out of this world kind of fun! Yep, that’s exactly what went down at the 4th annual White Star Maize Celebrity Cook-Off held at Nomndeni Lodge in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. […]

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Bantu baseBhayi neziphaluka, this one is for you. Kudala nikhala nisithi akukho zinto zenzekayo eEastern Cap. Lena, inikisa umdla phumani nikhuphe nabantu benu!….. Taste, the International Culinary Festival, best described by many as an unforgettable experience of foodie and restaurant heaven, has announced their first Port Elizabeth based event, Taste of PE, to take place […]

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Hi guys! I hope you are all well and gearing up for #KeDezembaBoss – looking forward to those annual bonuses, habashwee! Snowflake has been kind enough to share some baking recipe with us. Right about this time of the year, a lot of people are trying to shed off some weight picked up during winter […]

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Setting the tone for ‪#‎Summer2015‬, Belvedere Vodka in collaboration with Life Grand Cafe hosted an intimate Food & Vodka Pairing Luncheon. The event was held at the buzzing Life Grand Café in Waterfall corner. VIP guests included Tarina Patel, Chad Saaiman, Melody Molale and Anisa Mpungwe amongst others. Life Grand Café Waterfall Corner’s senior chef, […]

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It’s exciting when a cooking show is returning to our TV screens, the excitement is on another level when the host is your former varsity classmate….I’m sure that goes for the rest of CPUT Consumer Science: Food & Nutrition class of 2005! Go Siba! The whole of Mzansi’s been doing a countdown…. The wait is […]

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Absa 2015 Top 5 Olive Oils revealed The cream of the South African extra virgin olive oil crop was unveiled at the Absa Top 5 Olive Oil Awards on Wednesday, 14th October 2015 at Café Bon Bon in Franschhoek. Andante, De Boerin, Kransfontein and Mulderbosch were recognised as the winning producers, edging out an impressive […]

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As part of documenting a culinary journey, CNN is running a major social media campaign to find out what a typical food day looks like in different parts of the world. This week, they are ask people to share their lunch on their social media platforms i.e. Vine, Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #CNNFood. […]

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Hey Mzansi Stylerz! Liqui-Fruit is running a cool 8 week #NothingBut campaign which I’m part of. Liqui-fruit friends are encouraged to share their #NothingBut moments on social media, tag Liqui_Fruit and use the hashtag with theme of the week. What's life without a bright splash of #NothingButColour? Share you colourful side with a Liqui-Fruit flavour […]

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There’s so many reasons to love Somizi right now; he brought life to Idols SA and boy did he get us laughing until our cheeks hurt during the auditions! More than that, Somgaga is inspiration to a lot of people in the continent – nowadays people expect overnight success. Somgaga’s been at it since forever […]

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So, how did you guys spend your #heritageday? Don’t you just love how beautiful and colourful we are? I see South Africa as a peacock and on heritage it just opens up and flashes its wings so that everyone can see how magnificent it looks. These are some of my favourite images on Instagram. We […]

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Meat lovers don’t have to have all the fun on Heritage Day….. We’ve shared a Marinated Sosaties recipe as well as one for Beer-Marinated Boerewors. Vegetarians can’t be left out on all the action. This Braai Pie will have meat lovers putting aside their chops just to have a piece. Enjoy! Happy Heritage Day South […]

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All that talk about boerewors is bound to leave anyone hungry or thinking of recipe to go with the boerewors for heritage day. No worries because we got you covered. Let’s join the South African Breweries (SAB) in celebration of its 120th anniversary this year and with that comes 120 years of social gatherings like […]

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After a nationwide search a very confident and determined George Baloyi (52) from Soshanguve, Gauteng, was voted the winner of the prestigious 2015 Championship Boerewors competition. Baloyi’s name was revealed in Cape Town on Tuesday 15 September by well-known South African personalities Marc Lottering, Corné Krige and Tol Ass Mo. Weather interfered with their plans […]

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South Africa’s Heritage Day is when we set aside our differences; celebrate what makes us unique and come together to celebrate our country’s rich and diverse culture. One tradition shared across a number of our cultures is a sociable braai or shisa nyama. The South African Breweries (SAB) celebrates its 120th anniversary this year and […]

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Ide yafika imini ibikade ixelwa! The day that has been on everyone’s lips is finally here! The 2015 Championship Boerewors competition winner will be revealed in the sky TODAY at the Green Point Park in Cape Town at 11:00. Well-known South African personalities Marc Lottering, Toll Ass Mo and Corné Krige will be sky diving […]

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So, September 12th happened to be national #BiltongDay…… The uniquely South African snack, that’s perfect for banting and a rugby essential, was celebrated for the first time throughout South Africa. Retail giant, Checkers, who is behind the declaration of the day encouraged South Africans to get their biltong on for “National Biltong Day” and by […]

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Wine festivals can be a wonderful way to sample and learn more about wine. I have compiled a list of some of the things people don’t think about but that can make their wine tasting a much more enjoyable experience. Drinking on an empty stomach is a bad idea! Eat fatty, protein rich foods before […]

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Strut down the “Diamond Walk” a corridor of ultra luxury brand stores featuring Prada; Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana; Cartier; Burberry, and many more. An imposing 150 meter hand-made crystal chandelier hangs overhead and upon reaching the end of the walkway, you find yourself at the Arque Champagne Crescent. Thursday 8 August was the launch […]

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The Iconic Cape Estate, and pride of the Franschhoek Valley, Boschendal turns 330 this year and is celebrating with its fine wines, fine food, fine architecture and fine landscape, which offer its visitors a veritable sensual feast. Boschendal’s setting is breath-taking and the Estate is filled with beautiful things. Its Manor House, with its exquisitely […]

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Nederburg wines hosted a Women’s Day event at the winery’s estate in Paarl.  The event took place on Sunday 9th and included a perfume blending workshop and a three course lunch.   Ladies attended with their friends in two’s, three’s and some quadruples – they were dressed up to the nines and looked amazing….   Welcome drinks were served with […]

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“The best way to learn about wine is to drink as much as possible!” Junel Vermuelen, Cape Wine Master, often says.  I do not advocate binge drinking, but I do encourage you to expose yourself to a wide variety of labels and wine styles as you possibly can, both local and international. Wine drinking is […]

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Lorna Maseko Lukhele’s cooking events typically are cooking classes featuring a professional chef teaching how to replicate his signature dishes. The winter edition on the other hand is a sit down, and be served dinner. Apparently people don’t like cooking in winter. The venue was dramatically donned in a black and gold colour scheme. The […]

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Hey guys! Please join me to welcome these two lovely ladies, Ziyanda Palesa Tutu (pictured below) and Tshimu Leeuw.         For a while now I felt that the blog was drifting away from its main purpose i.e. showcasing traditional dishes, people and culture.  The focus was more on new products getting into the market. […]

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Hartenberg Wine Estate is keeping the chills away with heart-warming soul food, crackling fires and world-class wines….. Delicious new items have been added to add extra spice to the already popular Winter Menu:  delectable Prawn and Fish Pie with a cauliflower crust – a Banter’s delight; pan-fried Sirloin steak with mouth-watering café de Paris butter […]

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Please join us in congratulating….. KWV took the coveted title of Best Brandy & Cognac Producer in the World at the 2015 International Spirit Challenge (ISC) function in London  – the first time in the ISC’s 20-year history that a brandy not a cognac has won. KWV’s 20-year old brandy, also received the Best Brandy in the World Trophy […]

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  Created as a timeless tribute to South Africa’s oldest Sauvignon Blanc bush vines, Spice Route Wines is proud to present their new Amos Block Perpetual Reserve. Klein Amoskuil Farm situated in the Swartland has been home to Spice Route Winery since 1997. Upon arrival all those years ago, Charles Back stumbled across the country’s […]

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  To give Glen Grant as a gift, signals an appreciation for a very particular style of single malt.  One that’s soft-spoken yet self-assured.  Much like the charismatic but contained guy in the room who manages to draw everyone’s attention without seeming to even try.   You’ll immediately recognise an accomplished smoothness in any one […]

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