The festive cooking season is just around the corner, and it’s a time for family, celebrations and feasting, of course! And at any celebration, whether big or small, there is always food to be prepared and shared.
One thing we’ve all learnt during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the sustained lockdown that accompanied it here in SA, is that South Africans can cook! We love to eat, and with our access to prepared food more limited than before, more and more of us have turned to our own kitchens for not only sustenance but comfort and entertainment as well.
Have you ever stood in front of your oven, stove, braai or skottel, wondering what combination of herbs to use to take your dish to the next level? This can especially difficult if your spice rack is packed with so many different options. Funky Ouma offers well-balanced and practical spice blends that will not only help you minimise the number of spice bottles in your cupboard, but will turn your meal into a delectable feast.
America’s number-one cooker brand Instant Pot – which has gained somewhat of a cult following among culinary connoisseurs abroad – has reached local shores and is set to transform the way South Africans cook this winter.
Jesse and Jamie Friedberg, twin sisters, have innovatively transformed a Bree Street Victorian building into a stellar restaurant they have aptly named Between Us. They have effortlessly brought together the amalgamation of historic rustic walls, comforting custom-made wooden furniture, fresh florals and contemporary soft lighting. Their delightful interior is the perfect external representation of the menu, both overflowing with quality.
If you are a fan of affordable Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dining with an incredible sea view, then Bilboa is one restaurant you don’t want to miss.
December can be pretty crazy, and figuring out what to cook for all the guests at your house on Christmas Day is one of the most stressful parts. I love to cook, so while I don’t want to prep something that will have me flustering around all day, I also don’t want to buy everything ready-made. That’s where UCook’s Christmas meal delivery box comes in.
There are many details that make this dry gin so amazing, aside from its heavenly aromatic and smooth taste, of course. It is a small-batch gin made with spring water from the heart of the Black Forest in Germany and 47 fragrant botanicals. In 2014 Monkey 47 was voted the world’s number one gin, and when we gave it a try, we weren’t disappointed! Let’s take a closer look.
It was a pleasure to be able to leave the office a bit earlier than usual, and head to Camp’s Bay to sample the new, authentic Italian menu at Zenzero, beach view and the fresh ocean scent included!
No matter the time of day, contemporary, eclectic dining is always available at Lily’s Restaurant, and at very reasonable prices as well. As soon as you walk through their doors, you are transported to a modern space filled with quirky details. You’ll probably discover something new every time you go back, and return you will.