Food 2017-04-03T09:23:50+00:00


Havana – Dining on Nostalgia

June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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

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Sicily: A Culinary Road Trip

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

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, [...]

Nalekwi in Poland

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Nalekwi, Poland’s beloved herb and fruit liqueur, once the ambit of women brewers only, has been made famous by a man operating from his family’s garden. For Roads & Kingdoms, August 2016.

Mother’s Day Rich Chocolate Cake

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Mother's Day Rich Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting A vanilla cake is versatile and pretty, but a rich chocolate cake makes you feel like there was just that much more effort expended in making [...]

Korean Food, Hello the Future

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Korean Food - Winning Hearts Riding the Hallyu, the impressive K-pop culture wave, Korean food has won the hearts and bellies of the food world. For Etihad in-flight magazine, August 2016.  Korean fried chicken (or [...]

Food Trends 2017 – A Sign of the Times

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

FOOD TRENDS 2017 Food Trends - from vegetable-only menus to shorter, less pricey tasting menus, Ishay Govender-Ypma delves into what's predicted to dominate the dining calendar. For SAA Sawubona, November 2016.  If you went out to [...]

Tracing a Lineage Across Continents – Sour Porridge

August 15th, 2016|1 Comment

South Indian Sour Porridge in South Africa Sunlight streams in the early morning over the vessels on the wood fire outside; the drums with water heating for bathing, the pots with the day’s lunch. A [...]

The Rise of Korean Food – New York City

August 14th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Mexico City Food Guide

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Swahili Food: Taste of the Swahili Coast

July 30th, 2016|0 Comments

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.   [...]

World’s 50 Best Restaurants – New York City

July 14th, 2016|0 Comments

World's 50 Best Restaurants with South Africa taking spot number 22. South Africa’s The Test Kitchen continues to dominate taking spot number 22 on World's 50 Best Restaurants list. Ishay Govender-Ypma reports from New York City. [...]

First South African Chef to Hold a Michelin Star

May 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen - South African Soul with a French Touch Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, owner of JAN in France, is the first South African to be awarded a Michelin star. [...]