I’m quite a fan of set menus.
It’s probably because I can be horribly indecisive when faced with a menu longer than my arm, inevitably resulting in me choosing the default meal of either a burger or pizza. And if (oh the horror) there is no said burger or pizza on the menu, I’m just lost.
Okay, I’ll admit, I can be lazy in the week when it comes to making supper. Technically, it’s not really laziness that’s my biggest problem – my imagination is lazy. Sometimes, just sometimes, after a long day at work, the last thing I am capable of doing is making decisions between chicken or beef; roast or spag bol. We’ve all been there. So when Gutsy Green called me to tell me all about the new start-up, I was all ears.
You may know him as the lead singer in the local group Mi Casa, but in the past year, J’Something has forged his way into the foodie scene, starring in his own cooking show, appearing at nationwide expos and, this year, opening a restaurant in Menlyn, Pretoria.
The height of summer is almost upon us and, as always, we are dreaming of a poolside glass (or three) of chilled Haute Cabrière. Now I’m a real Tranquille fan (if you haven’t spent much time with a bottle of this blush white, you need to), so I didn’t think much could really beat a chilled glass of this on a balmy day.
The One & Only’s themed high tea reminded me of the importance of one of the most basic kitchen staples. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Table Mountain basking in the glorious Cape Town sun, framed perfectly by the floor-to-ceiling windows of the One & Only’s Vista’s Lounge. It’s quite a sight you’re faced with as you drop down into… Read more →
Confession time: I’m not the biggest fan of food trends. I think food is best when left out of the trend scope and kept simple, yet delicious. Hey, that’s just me. But when the UK’s Independent announced a food trend on the horizon for 2016, it got my attention…
I must say, Halloween has never been a big deal to me. It was when I was younger, back when we would roam the streets with buckets and hang around at our neighbours’ door until they filled it with whatever they could find in the kitchen (it not being a big deal, you’d land up with some pretty interesting goodies… Read more →
I am a chocoholic. I will mince no words about this fact.
I’m a big pasta fan. And an even bigger cheese fan. Imagine my delight when they came together, but not in the way you’d expect… Last night I happened upon a small Italian restaurant in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD called The Cousins. Literally started by three cousins (Andrea, Simone and Luca) from the Romagna, on the Adriatic coast… Read more →
For Nicky Stubbs, cooking and eating go hand in hand with quality family time – as I’m sure it does for most of us. And that’s exactly what she’s sharing with everyone in her new recipe book, For Friends and Family.