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Recipes from Mamma Lindy’s African Kitchen

Recipes from Mamma Lindy’s African Kitchen

Many years ago I set up a meeting with the Eziko Cooking School & Restaurant in Langa Township in Cape Town.   Here I met with Victor, founder of the Eziko Cooking School and his Mamma – Lindy – who was Head Chef of the restaurant.   The aim of my visit was to try and find a way that foreign foodies could experience our African cuisine.   Little did I know that this would be the start of something…

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Artisanal Chocolate in the Cape – from Bean to Bar!

Artisanal Chocolate in the Cape – from Bean to Bar!

It took a visit to DV chocolates to realize that chocolate has become a commodity.  Chocolate is of course made from Cocoa Beans.  These beans come from many different regions and their flavour profile not only changes from region to region – but will also be affected each year by things such as climate – eg a dry year.  As such chocolate can have an estimated 600 different flavour compounds!! So how do the big chocolate guys make their chocolate…

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Paternoster – an amazing foodie retreat in the Cape that is well off the beaten track.

Paternoster – an amazing foodie retreat in the Cape that is well off the beaten track.

Paternoster is my favourite gourmet retreat in the Western Cape.   It is literally in the middle of nowhere –  two and half hours drive from Cape Town.  Here you can experience a little foodie paradise.  It would be a drawcard just for the food – but there is a reason that the foodies wish to retreat out here – the place is quite simply beautiful. Paternoster is located on a beach on our dry coastline – the West Coast….

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The Biscuit Mill Market – Cape Town – a few delicious pictures to make you hungry!

The Biscuit Mill Market – Cape Town – a few delicious pictures to make you hungry!

I spent last Saturday at the Biscuit Mill Market – and took some delicious pictures to share with you!! The Biscuit Mill Market was the first artisenal market in Cape Town which celebrated our small local suppliers of anything from fresh produce to chaucuterie products through to cider, beer & the great art of cocktail making! This is where you will find Cape Town foodies on a Saturday morning – be warned it gets packed – so go early in…

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MIDDELVLEI BOERE BRAAI (Farmer BBQ) AND PINOTAGE

MIDDELVLEI BOERE BRAAI (Farmer BBQ) AND PINOTAGE

A great addition to the Stellenbosch winelands is the opportunity for you to experience a traditional South African Braai at Middelvlei Wine Estate.  Braaing (BBQing) is a national passtime in South Africa during summer.  On any summer’s night this is our standard way of entertaining with friends.  In South Africa the most standard Braai always includes red meat – in fact it can include steak, chops, Boerewors (Farmer sausage), chicken (often served as a sosatie – like a kebab), fish,…

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Get your hands dirty and come and experience African Cooking in Cape Town

Get your hands dirty and come and experience African Cooking in Cape Town

Many years ago I was on a township educational tour in Langa.  Out of the side of my eye I spotted a sign that said Eziko Cooking & Catering School.  I quickly jotted down the number and added it to my “to do” list to go and explore.  Being a typical white South African it took me a long time to set up the meeting as I was scared to drive into a “township” on my own.  How sad is…

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