Join Rick Stein for breakfast at the Oyster Box

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 A…

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Durban’s Good Food & Wine Show around the corner

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…

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On my desk

  Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal (Penguin Random House) When Ibby’s father dies in an accident in 1964, her mother abandons her in New Orleans with her grandmother Fannie. Fannie, who lives in an ornate uptown Victorian mansion, is unlike anyone Ibby has ever met – eccentric, prone to stints…

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Support a good cause – help a child smile

East Coast Radio’s Toy Story with Game kicked off this week and the station’s headquarters in uMhlanga was jam-packed with celebrities and sports stars who endorse the initiative. From Sharkie to Sharks player Khaya Majola, Sunfoil Dolphins’ players Calvin Savage and Daryn Smit as well as musicians Kyle Deutch, Sketchy…

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Star Wars Reads Day

Don’t underestimate the power of reading. Celebrate International Star Wars Reads Day at Exclusive Books, Westille. Date: October 10 Time: 10.30am Call 031 265 0454 for more information. Looking for a great web host, try Hostking

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On my desk

Piggy Boy’s Blues by Nakhane Touré (Blackbird Books) I first heard of Nakhane Touré when a colleague lent me his CD, Brave Confusion. Set mostly in the Eastern Cape, Piggy Boy’s Blues is a portrait of the M. family and centres mainly around Davide. Davide returns to Alice, the town of…

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Cat, kids, party

Remember the Oyster Box’s beloved Skabenga – the world’s most famous cat? He caused quite a stir in Durban when he vanished mysteriously a few months ago. Facebook, Twitter and whatsapp messages were awash with queries, pleas and the like in an effort to locate him. Thankfully our feline friend…

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Book launch news

Join Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed for the launch of The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire at Ike’s Books and Collectibles on Florida Road. Date: Friday, October 2 Time: 5.30 for 6pm. RSVP is essential: Ike’s: e-mail or call 031 303 9214 Adams Books: e-mail or call 082 873 2702 Looking for a…

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For the love of food and fun

It’s Heritage Day and (for some) a long weekend to boot. And if it’s authentic, local and yummy grub and entertainment you’re looking for, then the Durban Street Food Festival is the place to be.

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