Bake up a storm at the Good Food & Wine Show

Bake up a storm at the Good Food & Wine Show

Durban, Lifestyle
[caption id="attachment_940" align="alignleft" width="200"] Asha Maharaj[/caption] With live demonstrations from some of the country’s top bakers and food personalities, the Baking Theatre is bound to be one of the most popular attractions at this year’s Durban Good Food & Wine Show. And with Diwali just around the corner Sheila Somers, Yudhika Sujanani and Asha Maharaj will be demonstrating the art of making scrumptious Indian sweetmeats and other baked treats. Sherwyn Weiach will be baking with Albany, and others chefs on the show include Cape Town’s Peter Ayub and Expresso chef Zola Nene. From classes on how to make the perfect macaron or lemon meringue cupcake to specialists explaining explain why things go wrong and how flops can be rectified, you’ll be sure to learn tons. (more…)
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Slow Food comes to Durban Food and Wine Show

Slow Food comes to Durban Food and Wine Show

Durban, Lifestyle
Slow food is a global movement, founded in the late 1980s, and involving millions of people in more than 150 countries globally – South Africa included. And for the first time, Slow Food will be represented at the Durban Good Food & Wine Show that starts this Friday. Slow Food has gained momentum in South Africa, with a growing number of people working to make people more aware of the food they eat and where it comes from. The focus is on on small producers and their products and promoting heritage foods that are under threat. (more…)
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Raining happy hands

Raining happy hands

Lifestyle
I recently had a birthday and my family and close friends know – at least one of my gifts must come from my favourite pamper store, and at least some of those gifts must be for my hands. For me, there is no better retail therapy better than a half-hour spent at the Rain Africa store at Gateway. From the captivating music to the beautiful scents that filter through the store – it is an experience that appeals to all five senses in the most positive of ways. I’m not sure what it is – maybe it’s me using my hands to express myself, perhaps it’s because my hands are an integral part of my writing or typing – but treating them well has always been important to me. (more…)
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Celebrate the spoken word

Celebrate the spoken word

Durban, Lifestyle
The 19th Poetry Africa Festival begins next week. Poets from SA and around the world will gather for a week in celebration of the spoken word and storytelling. Hosted by UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts, the festival will run in Durban from October 12-17. From poetry readings to performances, workshops to community outreach programmes, Poetry Africa is all about the exchange and dialogue around the spoken word. (more…)
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Be waterwise this summer

Be waterwise this summer

Durban, Lifestyle
Our swimming pool is great during summer when I can get the kids out there and out of my hair for hours while I lie quietly enjoying a good read. But for the most time it is the bane of my life – keeping it filled, blue and functioning is tantamount to pulling teeth for me. And with the drought KZN is currently experiencing, it really is a pain rather than a pleasure. (more…)
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More comfort on low-cost flights

More comfort on low-cost flights

Lifestyle, My Journey
Here’s a piece of interesting news for those of you planning on flying within SA this upcoming holiday. SA low-cost airline, kulula, has just announced Stretch Zone seating – for those fliers who want cheaper flights as well as the option of more legroom and comfort. The Stretch Zone seats have been introduced on all kulula aircraft and increases legroom by 3-4 inches. The move comes after the company offered the option of pre-purchased Emergency Exit Row seats (which also offers more legroom) on all domestic flights. Following on the success of this offering, kulula has now introduced the Stretch Zone seats which will be in front of and behind the over-wing Emergency Exit Row seats. So, when you’re booking your flight and you would like the extra legroom, remember…
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Join Rick Stein for breakfast at the Oyster Box

Join Rick Stein for breakfast at the Oyster Box

Durban, Lifestyle
Internationally-acclaimed chef Rick Stein, who will be in Durban for the Good Food & Wine Show, will be hosting an exclusive breakfast at the Oyster Box on October 29 at 8.30am. The Eastern Mediterranean-inspired breakfast and is based on Stein's recent television series and book From Venice to Istanbul [caption id="attachment_883" align="aligncenter" width="236"] Rick Stein Picture: James Murphy[/caption] A selection of Stein's cookery books will be on sale at the breakfast with the legendary chef and author on hand to personally autograph purchased books. The Oyster Box's chef, Kevin Joseph, is drawing up the menu in conjunction with Stein, and promises a feast fit for royalty. Seating is limited so do book early. Call 031 514 5000 or e-mail. Cost is R595 per person and includes a complimentary glass of…
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Durban’s Good Food & Wine Show around the corner

Durban’s Good Food & Wine Show around the corner

Durban, Lifestyle
The Durban Good Food & Wine Show kicks off on October 30 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. Run in association with Durban Tourism it promises celebrity chefs galore, book signings, Q&A’s and what is a food show in Durban without the Big Durban Curry Cook-Off. And if you’re a fan of Mi Casa - one of SA’s hottest music trios - you will be interested in this little fact: lead singer, Joao Fonseca (aka J’Something) will join a host of international chefs at the show as he cooks up a storm. (more…)
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