From MasterChef to opening her own business, Lungi Nhlanhla is taking the foodie world by storm. When the youngest contestant on MasterChef SA made it to the finals, we paid attention. Then we watched as she took on the daunting role of food editor for Drum. Now, she is combining her love of food, writing and events management, in her own bespoke culinary business and blog, Lungi’s Corner.
Pearl Oliver had always wanted to be a doctor. Despite her interest in medicine, life had other plans. While waitressing at Catharina’s restaurant in Cape Town, Pearl’s manager handed her a glass of Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve. She took a sip – and the rest is history. Now a sommelier at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel’s Planet Restaurant, and in her 10th year of studying the world of wine, she shares some of her knowledge.
Miles ‘Vuyo’ Kubhek modelled his business on the character from the Hansa Pilsner ads. You know, ‘Vuyo – he’s such a beeg, beeg dreamer!’ Some years later, the former software developer has two restaurants, five food trucks, two street carts and even beeger dreams. We caught up with him over a beer.
With crazy visions of me having to climb a Harry Potter-style staircase and move around from one wine tasting to another, I headed to Waverley Hills organic wine estate in the Western Cape. When I arrived at the venue, I was graciously greeted by the organisers and the winemaker and only after fishing around a little, did I really understand what I was about to undertake…
Joburg-born Katlego Mlambo has travelled the world learning about food. At 26, he’s the youngest black male to host his own TV cookery show, e.tv’s Kasi-licious. The show combines cooking with reality TV as Katlego – with a guest in tow – visits his favourite street-food hangouts and then recreates the dishes he knows and loves. We get a sneak peek into his kitchen and his life.
In celebration of the launch of SA’s first Dunkin’ Donuts happening today (yes, today!), we have sweet treats on the brain…
We know him now as the flamboyant Spice Prince on the Food Network, but few people know that Reza has been in the food world since the tender age of 16. When his father passed away, it was up to the young Reza to take over the family business in London, The Star of India Restaurant. There he spent years… Read more →
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