We got together with Chef Alicia Gilliomee from the Capital Hotel School (link to your website) to learn more about using florals in everyday cooking, right in time for summer! Humans have been using florals since they were gatherers; collecting fragrant roots, leaves, seeds for spices and flowers to infuse into potions for medicinal purposes. Florals would also be used for the sheer enjoyment of their flavour, and because these natural beauties have always held some power of adornment.
You head into the fruit aisle and you see bags and bags of them. We thought we’d save you some time so that you can differentiate between the various types and choose the perfect apples for you.
Shyly hiding in the woods or proudly displayed on the shelf, supermarket mushrooms are rich in antioxidants and full of flavour.
That satisfying pop when you bite into an ice-cold grape or that gentle sip of red you take after a long working week, there’s something pretty special about these little round fruit that beautifully dots our country’s vineyards. But besides it’s aesthetics and ability to be turned into a beloved alcoholic beverage, we want to explore the wonderful ways in which we can cook with it. So, get your grapes and we’ll meet in the kitchen!
Tomorrow (1 March) marks the amazing Peanut Butter Lover’s (which we are!) Day. And what better way to celebrate than by tickling your brains and letting you in on a few PB secrets? Well, here goes:
Pesto is a favourite ingredient in my kitchen. I always have some on hand to add flavour to some of the blander dishes I take to work for lunch in my attempts to eat more healthily. It does absolute wonders for my go-to chicken, broccoli and brown rice. And with all the new options available, from red pepper pesto to sun-dried tomato and feta pesto, it is not only flavourful, but boasts a host of nutrients too. So since I love it so much, I thought I’d share a few quick-fire facts I know you’ll love, plus a few of our yummiest pesto recipes.
More than 40 000 types of rice are grown around the world. We sample some commonly available varieties in SA.
Beans, beans,the magical fruit… Okay, well, they’re not a fruit, but they sure are magical and we’d like to show you just how great, yummy and diverse they really are.
Eating food is pretty much the most predominant characteristic of a living being. Forget emotion or maternal instinct or self-preservation or a beating heart – everyone has to eat. Food is a part of pop culture (think Lady Gaga’s meat dress), food can be political (remember when Donald Trump was strategically photographed enjoying a taco bowl?), and food can also present us with moral dilemmas (the vegans know what I’m talking about). To honour the joyous necessity that is eating, we’ve rounded up some of the most bizarre eats from around the world. Bon appetit!
Hydrating and healthy, the humble jug of water has never tasted so good than with it’s infused with fruit, vegetables and herbs.