Congratulations to Talisha Ramnarain for winning herself a signed copy of Hayden Quinn's new coobook, Dish It Up!!!!

The making of this recipe happened to be one of those moments whereby I had tripe that I wanted to get rid of in my fridge but I wanted to cook it then give it away.  Here’s the thing, I can’t bring myself to throw away anything that is still edible.  I always remember my […]

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Some call them Cowpeas, others call them Black Eyed Bean, Black Eyed Peas, Dinawa et….It’s confusing, I know.   In South Africa, we call them Cowpeas or Dinawa and I think I’ll just stick to that, just to lessen the confusion. One thing I love about traditional dishes is that one can maintain a balanced […]

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Two things in the world that unite Africans, food and football.   With regard to the latter, we tend to build walls or silos around ourselves but when there’s a game of football, all those walls and silos disappear.   We all become African, not South African, not Ghanaian and definitely not Nigerian.   As […]

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It is Father’s Day this coming Sunday!  You often hear people complain about their dead beat fathers.  In Xhosa we have an idiom that perfectly describes those, we say “ufe ethwele umnqwazi”.  On the other hand, there are some pretty amazing dad’s out there!  A friend of mine always gushes about how wonderful her father […]

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If you are not in Cape Town, let me tell you this….it is COLD!  It is raining!  My mind is going crazy thinking of Stews, Curries, Potjies, Casseroles, Soups, Hot Chocolate….I’m thinking of a Sticky Toffee Pudding with generous splashes of Custard….Ooolalaaa! I go to my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter timelines and take comfort in […]

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