Living National Treasure #101 – Dine van Zyl

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

John Platter – My Kind of Wine

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

December 13th, 2015|Categories: Books|Tags: , |

Durban Curry, So Much of Flavour – Erica Platter, Clinton Friedman & Devi Sankaree Govender

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

Sophia Lindop – Season’s Bounty

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,

October 10th, 2014|Categories: Books|Tags: , |

Alida Ryder – Cook from the Heart

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

December 18th, 2013|Categories: Books|Tags: , |

The Great Boerekos Book 2

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

August 5th, 2013|Categories: Books|Tags: |

Drizzle & Dip – Sam Linsell

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