Food & Wine
11 December 2017
Durban, are you ready for an explosion of flavours with the trendiest diner joint to hit the East Coast? Welcome Brooklyn Brothers, who have opened their doors for the very first time on the shores of Kwa-Zulu Natal at the brand new Cornubia Shopping Mall located in Durban North.
7 December 2017
“Much like a glass of FAT bastard wine, life should be filled to the brim and enjoyed in large, delicious gulps”. This is the voice of Mr. b. He’s gold, he’s grand and he lives life at the big end of large! He’s the grand-daddy of FAT bastard wines, loving them with great gusto and inviting you to escape with him and #LiveLarge with FAT bastard wines.
6 December 2017
It’s that magical time of the year where a golden thread is woven through the air, adding a little sense of wonder in the hearts of billions of people around the world. United by the infectious cheer, Christmas is a time for giving and sharing with those loved ones closest to you. Indulging in a shared feast that makes you question your appetite afterwards is almost a Christmas custom that somehow repeats itself every year even though you swore you wouldn’t eat so much again.
4 December 2017
Inspiration can be found in the most unlikely places. For Yaseera Essack Carrim, a 29-year-old mother of three, inspiration hit in a tiny European cafe. After ordering ‘spaghetti’ ice cream typically made using vanilla ice cream pushed through a hand-held machine to look like strings of spaghetti and topped with strawberry sauce and coconut to act as the tomato sauce and parmesan cheese. This dessert has been a firm favourite around Europe for decades but hasn’t changed much since its inception.
4 December 2017
Local South African fashion and food blogger and co-founder of Orphic Fashion Tsakisani Maryluck Mondlani sampled the recently released Boschendal Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2017 vintage and immediately named it her new favourite wine. “It has a beautiful aroma, a hint of strawberries, citrus and summer fruits. The palate is especially fresh with crisp acidity and an opulent, full rounded body. It’s an outright stunning wine.”
29 November 2017
Julia Child, the famous irreverent cook, once said, “I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food…” Whether you are an at-home cook, or a more serious chef, this is a saying that rings true for many – if not all – food enthusiasts.
28 November 2017
As South African consumers, along with the world, become increasingly health conscious, driven by a growing national awareness around the link between healthy food and well-being, there has been a noticeable shift in demand towards foods that are known for their health benefits beyond basic nutrition. One such food that is booming in popularity as a result is the tasty, sweet, easy-to-snack-on superfood – blueberries.
27 November 2017
The winners of the 2017 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year Awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday 25 November, with Christiaan Groenewald (Eagle’s Cliff Wines) and Wade Roger-Lund (Jordan Estate) claiming top honours respectively.
23 November 2017
Today’s consumers are far more aware of the need to know more about what goes in to the making of their meats. The excellent quality stock and ethical farming practices of the Hope family, Hope Meat Supplies ticks all the boxes in this regard.
23 November 2017
It’s party season and what better way to wow your guests than with a smorgasbord of beautiful, tasty canapes. We popped into canape queen and caterer to the stars, Carissa Kotzee’s kitchen and asked for some professional advice on how to master the perfect canape.