Posts – Food & Wine

Kasi dining etiquette

So, your long-awaited township tour is booked and the itinerary promises authentic cuisine and lots of interaction with the locals at a shebeen/township restaurant.

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Where to dine in Durbs

After a full-on day at INDABA 2012, greeting, networking, wheeler-dealing, and tweeting, Durbs has a dining spot for you; whether you want to kick back with cocktails and sea views, or seal a business agreement.

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Cape Malay cooking safari

The Cape Malay cooking safari is unique to Cape Town; visitors can immerse themselves in the culinary, history and culture of the Cape Malay people in the Bo-Kaap area.

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Jack-in-the-box crayfish man

Paternoster, to the naked eye, is an idyllic seaside village. Set on the seafood-rich West Coast, it boasts pretty little white-washed houses with dark thatch and crayon-bright shutters.

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I’ll be trammed!

Kudos to the Western Cape Government and the Franschhoek Wine Valley for conceiving a fun, unusual and nostalgic way to visit the region’s vignerons: a wine tram.

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Macaroon mania

A while back, South Africa experienced a Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs moment, except that the deluge took the form of cupcakes. My understanding is that we have an episode of Sex and the City – where Carrie and Miranda swoon over cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery in New York – to thank for the craze ... NOT!

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Shrimp madness

You’re sitting in a restaurant, scanning the mains. There are prawns. Fabulous. Choice made. But, tragically, prawns (shrimps) are 1 of the worst possible culinary choices you could make.

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Gorgeous champagne bar Beck-ons

Gorgeous champagne bar by Graham Beck Wines recently opened at Steenberg Estate in Constantia. The venue is in keeping with international food and wine trends, where chefs, food brands, and selected foodstuffs become the focal point of a niche venue.

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A Johannesburg experience with a difference

You probably know about Johannesburg’s major tourist attractions – the Apartheid Museum, Sandton City, Soweto, Gold Reef City, Maropeng at the Cradle of Humankind among many others – but have you heard of historic Fordsburg?

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South Africa’s best cheese shop

I am a some-time believer in karma – usually when I stumble upon a wonderful new restaurant, or a food store I never knew existed.

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