Myrna Robins,Doyenne of Food, Wine & Lifestyle writers, and cook book author reviews Greenfeast by Nigel Slater, his latest release...
Dine van Zyl Potjiekos & Pot-pourri In Japan they have people who are certified as Living National Treasures. These people are anything from ceramicists to woodworkers, paper makers and the well known Kabuki theatre performers. The Living National Treasures are those that preserve important intangible cultural properties. Cuisine, surely, is one of these. Were we
Julian Richfield is Book Reviewer for The Cape Times. He is a wine writer and enthusiast. It is not challenging to fall in love with the Karoo. There are so many things that conjure up images of that region for me. One such is from playwright Athol Fugard in his play Sorrows and Rejoicings it
Perfect Hideaways in South Africa by Paul Duncan I met David and Helen Untiedt some years ago when part of a TV series in which I had a minor involvement was filmed in one of their houses up the West Coast. David and Helen run Perfect Hideaways, a company which has on its books some
John Platter - My Kind of Wine I first met John Platter in 1978 when he had just arrived in Franschhoek and had bought a wine farm. This as before the first John Platter Wine Guide was released. What happened to the guide is part of South African Wine history. A slim little volume written
Durban Curry - so much of flavour When you put talents like this together, Erica Platter, writer and Editor de luxe [and quite a food lover too if the truth be known] and Clinton Friedman, brilliant photographer and designer and Devi Sankaree Govender, better known on our TV Screens on Sunday night’s Carte
Season's Bounty by Sophia Lindoppublished by BookStorm This for me is one of the cookbooks of the year. Launched at The Studio in Kalk Bay this week, Sophia Lindop’s Season’s Bounty is packed with simple easy to prepare, uncomplicated recipes that everyone will be able to use. Sophia is inspired as a cook,
cape town flavours and traditions Last night I attended a book launch at the Kirstenbosch Bookshop. Sophia Lindop with Neil Austen, the photographer who took most of the pictures in the book, has produced an enchanting little book called, cape town flavours and traditions. Perfectly sized to put into your handbag as a
Cook from the heartAlida Ryder's latest offering Alida Ryder is one of my favourite bloggers. Her recipes are always generous in terms of colour and flavour, and they come from her heart. Her first book Simple and Delicious stands stained, edges frayed on my kitchen shelf and her latest Cook from the Heart
East Coast Tables - The Inland Edition Erica Platter, Gwyn Platter and Clinton Friedman produced East Coast Tables which went on to win a World Gourmand Book Award for Best South African Regional Cookbook. And deservedly so. They showed us that South African food was not all Bobotie and boerewors, pap and tamatie
Dine van Zyl Dine van Zyl must be one of the busiest people around. Her many books on the subject of food – boerekos in particular - have made her a household name. If not her books, then certainly the popular KykNet series, “Boerekos met Dine van Zyl” has introduced her to a
The Great Boerekos BookDine van Zyl There are people whose names will go down in history for having preserved the recipes of early Cape Foods. Hilda Gerber in her Traditional Cookery of the Cape Malays, Cass Abrahams for her Cass Abrahams cooks Cape Malay focus on the foods cooked by our Malay peoples
When you are a good cook, like Alida Ryder, and it comes from the heart, you start a blog, www.simply-delicious.co.za. That’s what you do. Then in 2010, your first year, you go and win The Best Wine and Food Blog, and the Best New Blog. That’s evidently also what you do.
Sam Linsell is food passionate. She is one of South Africa’s top bloggers and her blogsite made more beautiful by the fact that it is filled with amazing photographs of her fabulous food. After having trained at Hotel School in Johannesburg and working for a number of years in the hospitality industry and
Five years ago, my friend Jane-Anne Hobbs, who has worked as a freelance writer for over 20 years, started a blog called Scrumptious. Over time food has become her all consuming passion and she works now as a food writer, recipe developer and she is an expert in Social Media. Scrumptious has one