Waterkloof Estate & Restaurant

I had first come across Waterkloof wines while doing research into Biodynamic farming practices in the South African wine industry. I found the topic at times to be rather uninspiring, until I came across the amazing images on Waterkloof’s website of sophisticated food and stunning architecture: all in an amazing location, with views all the…


Koek Sisters

Do you know someone who loves food, who loves to cook and above all, loves to eat? Perhaps you have a friend who is crazy about wine – tasting and swirling and gurgling and perhaps being a little irritating at the same time? Or do you have a relative who loves entertaining and faffing, for…


Jason Bakery, Cape Town

How would you spend the perfect day? Recently while combing my favourite Cape Town website,, I came across a post entitled Top Bakeries in Cape Town. And suddenly, it struck me like a second-rate macaroon to the face – touring Cape Town’s best bakeries is my perfect day! And who better to share it…


Back Area Gardens

This piece, unlike my previous postings, provided a particular challenge. While aiming to remain true to my New Year’s Resolution, my aim was to connect with my food, and more intimately, connect with the person responsible for my food. I thought at first, that that shouldn’t present a problem at all. After all I am…


The Unconscious Eater

  The Unconscious Eater or a Reflection on the New Year After the excessively festive festive season, most of us are now considering the looming pressure of starting another year afresh. After all that wine, food and consumerism it is inevitable that we will aim and hope to begin a new year; slimmer, healthier, chatting…


Truffle Festival, Volterra Tuscany

There is a country called Italy. And in this country there is a province called Tuscany that is famous because Baby Boomer American tourists like to visit it to experience ‘Culture’. And in this place called Tuscany, there is an abundance of Beauty. This Beauty is overwhelmingly package and pruned, designed and landscaped to exceed…

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