Support Local: Why I think this movement is important

Support Local: Why I think this movement is important

Durban, Lifestyle, My Journey
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 general. In a fast-paced world where globalisation is seen as sucking the authenticity out of living, many are embracing the culture of supporting and buying local. And now this label – “local” – is gaining such a massive following it is becoming a stronger prerequisite for buying than even “organic”. (more…)
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Enjoy your city in unusual ways

Enjoy your city in unusual ways

Durban, Lifestyle
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 city we live in. Secret Sunrise Durban Secret Sunrise Durban takes place on Thursday, March 17, at a location somewhere in the city, to be revealed 24 hours before the event. Secret Sunrise has already been a success in Johannesburg and Cape Town – and this is the first event in Durban. According to the website, “Secret Sunrises are a gathering of like minded individuals who are not scared of radical self expression, movement, love, connection… and to make the time to…
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Get your copy of this delish new cookbook

Get your copy of this delish new cookbook

Books, Durban
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 show, Expresso, Nene certainly has an impressive culinary CV. And this culinary career is shared through the recipes and life snippets that make up her recently-launched cookbook, Simply Delicious. Nene says: “Food has always been a huge part of my life; important occasions were always marked with a feast of some sort.” The book is a chronicle of her journey with food and a tribute to the people who have inspired and influenced her. Her food philosophy is that cooking is…
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Slow Saturday anyone?

Slow Saturday anyone?

Durban, Lifestyle
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 Rivertown is free and you can expect some excellent retail therapy on offer, art, a bit of pampering, good music by local performers, food and plenty to drink. Slow Saturdays happens every Saturday and is all about growing a vibrant community of “localists” that are passionate about Durban. So, if you’ve got a Saturday to spare, head on down to 8 Morrison Street between 10am and 4pm. You won’t be disappointed. To find out what’s lined up for this Saturday check out…
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South African wins a Michelin Star

South African wins a Michelin Star

Books
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. (more…)
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Romance the stove with the Giggling Gourmet

Romance the stove with the Giggling Gourmet

Durban, Lifestyle
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 first South African chef to host her own show on the international Food Network channel. (more…)
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Meet new faces on the culinary circuit

Meet new faces on the culinary circuit

Durban, Lifestyle
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 of the world’s most renowned culinary personalities to a few new faces on the culinary circuit, the show promises to be exciting, fresh and fun. (more…)
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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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