Support Local: Why I think this movement is important

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Support Local: Why I think this movement is important “Think globally, act locally” is a motto that is slowly, but steadily, emerging as a world trend. It’s all about consumers moving towards locally-sourced products and is directly related to the movement of reconnecting with local traditions, foods and life in…

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Enjoy your city in unusual ways

Has anyone else noticed the rising number of events occurring at secret locations around the city of late? I’ve come across two unusual and interesting events coming up in March and April that piqued my interest. They’re completely different concepts but their ultimate aim is uplift, inspire and celebrate the…

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Get your copy of this delish new cookbook

She may be young, but Zola Nene has already garnered much experience in the food industry. From working in England to training at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch; from working with some of South Africa’s top chefs to being appointed as a food stylist on the SABC3 TV…

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Slow Saturday anyone?

8 Morrison Street, Rivertown, is one of Durban’s most exciting urban regeneration spaces, and I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the goings on at the space. I’ve been particularly interested in the Slow Saturdays concept. It’s all about showcasing local talent – musically, gastronomically, artistically and through entrepreneurship. Entrance to…

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Bubbly, good food… what more do I need

The Oyster Box is always dreaming up new and fantastic ways to entice us through their doors. I was very excited to hear about the new addition to their events for the first quarter of this year – possibly because I simply adore a glass, or two, of bubbly.

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South African wins a Michelin Star

Jan van der Westhuizen has just become the first South African to receive the honour of a Michelin Star for his restaurant, JAN. Situated in the South of France, the restaurant was also voted one of the best restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveller in 2015.

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Romance the stove with the Giggling Gourmet

She’s best known as the Giggling Gourmet and after meeting her at Zimbali last week I immediately understood why. A quick wit coupled with boundless enthusiasm and sassiness is what makes Jenny Morris one of SA’s most loved culinary celebs. Expansive personality aside, Jenny has the distinction of being the…

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Meet new faces on the culinary circuit

I know I’ve been going on about the Durban Good Food & Wine Show that’s starting this week, but I’m just so excited about so many of the events that will be happening, I can’t help myself. Durban foodies are definitely in for a treat this weekend. From featuring some…

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Bake up a storm at the Good Food & Wine Show

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…

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Slow Food comes to Durban Food and Wine Show

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…

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