Havana – Dining on Nostalgia

By | 2017-06-19T21:13:05+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Cities, Cuba, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Havana, People, Travel, Travel and Culture, Travel in Central America|

Nostalgia, for a homeland long departed, lies at the core of the Cuban diaspora’s quest for cultural identity. Dishing out memories at the kitchen table is one way that the legacy is passed on. Written for Financial Mail Travel Magazine, May 2017

Sicily: A Culinary Road Trip

By | 2017-06-09T20:40:18+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Europe, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Portfolio, Published, Travel in Europe|

Drive the country from coast-to-coast searching for the best in street food, cheese, convent pastries and cannoli. Ishay Govender-Ypma explores Sicily on a culinary road trip. This article was written for SAA Sawubona inflight magazine, June 2017. A ghostly mist settles over Erice on Sicily’s hilly western face, once a medieval fortress town and the [...]

The Rise of Korean Food – New York City

By | 2017-05-10T17:01:45+00:00 August 14th, 2016|Asia, Asian Food, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Restaurants, Travel, What to eat|

The Rise of Korean Food - A New York City Exploration Koreatown in Manhattan may be a long way from Seoul, but its restaurants serve up delectable national dishes, from bibimbap to bulgogi. For Business Day WANTED, August 2016. K-Town Pops The steeply vertical expanse of Koreatown in Manhattan, fondly nicknamed K-Town, crams an intense scrapbook [...]

Mexico City Food Guide

By | 2017-04-19T10:59:33+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Mexico, Published, Travel, Travel in North America|

Mexico City Food Guide, Muchas Graçias Mexico City – colourful, chaotic, and a crash-course in street-food, as Ishay Govender-Ypma learns, tasting her way through markets and curb-side stalls. Fine dining your north star? Check! But you’ll soon be drawn back to the abuela-style dishes found in the simple diners and homes around town. My Mexico [...]

Swahili Food: Taste of the Swahili Coast

By | 2017-05-05T15:14:14+00:00 July 30th, 2016|Africa, Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Published, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Taste of the Swahili Coast - Swahili Food The Swahili Coast runs from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique, a unique cultural melting pot that reflects in the cuisine. For Fine Dining Lovers, July 2016.   In the village of Alfeneseni, outside Zanzibar, an east African island popular with holidaymakers for its pristine white shores and [...]

Zanzibar Food Culture

By | 2017-05-05T15:44:14+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Africa, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Travel, Travel Guide, Travel in Africa, What to eat|

Beyond the glittery resorts in Zanzibar, Tanzania, we meet a family in a village who allow us a glimpse into Zanzibari food culture. For Business Day WANTED magazine, April 2016

Reykjavik Food Guide

By | 2017-05-05T15:45:59+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Iceland, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide, Travel in Europe|

Reykjavik Food Guide - A city tasting tour Although very small, Reykjavik is bustling with bars, brunch spots and bistros that pay homage to Iceland’s rich, and sometimes objectionable food traditions. For Fine Dining Lovers, 28 March 2016.   Reykjavik from the main church   For a capital city this small, home to [...]

The Changing Face of Brooklyn Dining – A Tour

By | 2017-05-05T15:48:07+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Destination Meals, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, North America, People, Portfolio, Published, Restaurants, Tourism, Travel, Travel in North America|

Brooklyn Dining Tour - New York There’s more to Brooklyn’s culinary scene than Williamsburg. Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) started in Greenpoint and kept walking on a Brooklyn Dining Tour. For SAA Sawubona Magazine, March 2016.  Brooklyn Dining Tour featured in the SAA Sawubona Magazine North of Hip What used to be, if the travel [...]

Poland – More Than Pierogi & Vodka

By | 2017-05-05T15:48:46+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Europe, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, History, Poland, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Europe|

Poland - More Than Pierogi & Vodka - Nouveau Eats The Baltic regions are on the rise. We explore the splendour of nearby Poland, still shedding the cloak of communism and forging a new identity. Poland - More Than Pierogi & Vodka for Food and Home Entertaining Magazine, March 2016. Fall of the Iron Curtain [...]