Food & Wine

Some more good stuff to indulge in…

Some more good stuff to indulge in…

Four books to get you through the week … with a bottle of jolly good wine alongside!

Love and murder on th high seas. A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys sees Lily Shepherd boarding an ocean liner, leaving England and a life of drudgery for a new life in Australia. She’s instantly seduced by life crusing life … all cocktails and black tie balls, beautiful sunsets and rich people. But not everyone is as they seem, and by the time the boat docks, wto passengers are dead and war has been declared. A big read for a lazy weekend. Penguin.

Classical. Jazz. Punk. If it’s vinyl, Frank sells it in his music shop, where day after day he finds his customers the music they need. When he meets Ilsa Brauchmann, no ear for music, engaged to another man and way above him, he falls in love, and he takes her on a journey through music. She breaks his heart, but 12 years later she returns to find him. The shop, and Frank, has gone … all that remains is a series of musical clues. Rachel Joyce’s The Music Shop is wonderful … there’s a series of links for specially collated The Music Shop playlists, so you can listen while you read. Magical. Penguin.

Alvie’s heart is in the wrong place. Literally. So is her stomach, liver and spleen. Maybe it’s because her heart’s on the right that nothing has gone right in her life. Until now. She’s given up on Tinder and Twitter and stolen her identical twin’s perfect life. It’s just a shame Beth had to die. Set in Sicily, Chloé Esposito’s MAD is the what’s described as the ‘sexy, shocking and compulsively readable’ trio of Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know trilogy. This first novel is seven days of sex, violence and unapologetic selfies … a wild week that sees Alvie break every rule in the book. Penguin.

Three women all read a short paragraph in the local paper, telling of the discovery of a baby’s bones . For each of them, the story has a different meaning. For one, it’s the reminder of the worst thing that’s ever happened to her. To another, it reveals the possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for the third, a journalist, it’s the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth. Fiona Barton’s The Child is a psychological thriller that’s impossible to put down. Penguin.

And with four fabulous reads, what are we drinking? This lovely red … a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merot and Petit Verdot.  The L’Amour Toujours 2013 is the Allee Bleueu’s flagship red wine … delicate flavours of fynbos, cedar and cigar box are all beautifully wrapped in blackberry fruit. You’ll taste spice, dark chocolate and cinnamon … it’s brilliant with duck or a rich oxtail potjie. R200 from the cellar with confit of duck or a rich oxtail dish. Around R185.

 

 

 

Get It Durban October 2017

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Wanna win a R500 Col’Cacchio voucher?

Hey pizza lovers! We are offering you the chance to win a R500 voucher from Col’Cacchio, the popular Italian inspired franchise known for its gourmet thin-base wood-fired pizzas, hearty pasta and crisp fresh salads.

 

Wealth Movement Event

Interested in Wealth Movement? We are giving away two tickets to the event below at Coastlands Hotel, Umhlanga on 31 October 2017.

 

Yusuf Cat Stevens ticket give-away

British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Yusuf / Cat Stevens is touring South Africa for the first-time next month, and you could win a set of tickets to the Durban show.

 

The Midlands Kitchen

Motorists driving the long slog of the N3 highway will soon have an exciting new stopping point that’s promising to deliver a taste sensation.

 

Durbs: can you handle all the heroes?

The Color Run is back! In 2017, it’s bringing The Superhero Tour to Durban’s shores. Strap on your capes – it’s gonna get colourful.

 

October Spoil

Time for a classic, and oh-so-beautiful, timepiece.

 

Sense by Hollandia

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