Back in high school I had a friend named Thando, we used to spend a lot of time playing and studying at her place because they had a pool and a stunning patio.  When cooking chicken they would always reserve the breasts for the dog.  They said they were dry and didn’t like them because […]

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Back in 2006/7, I worked on baking premixes and this one time one of my colleagues suggested we use a vanilla cake mix to prepare Ystervarkies.  I was so confused by the name.  She also tried to explain it to me and the word “Lamingtons” simply escaped her mind at that particular time…. About an […]

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I’ve rarely cooked with the real morogo (indigenous plants)….. One of the few times I got to cook with them  my aunt and I were preparing Isgwampa, which is a Xhosa maize meal with indigenous leaves also known as Imifino. You often hear people say if you want to explore a city or a country’s […]

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