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


  • SSA Sawubona inflight magazine

Alentejo Portugal

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Featured in the SAA Sawubona inflight magazine Across an enchanting landscape of mountains, plains, rivers and ancient ruins, Ishay Govender-Ypma feasted on the flavours of the Alentejo, the breadbasket and wine barrel of [...]

  • Culture Cheese Magazine

A Cheese Excursion Through Cape Town & Surrounds

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

South Africa’s food capital offers wheels, wedges, and wine aplenty. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma for Culture Cheese Magazine , July 2017. A Cheese Excursion Through Cape Town. [Note this article is written in American English] Feature [...]

Everybody Loves Skyr

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

skyr breakfast bowl This cultured dairy just might be Iceland’s most adored export.Written for Culture Cheese Magazine, for the Wheys Less Traveled column, July 2017. (This article is written in American English) With its [...]

Around the World in 10 Cultured Dairy Products

July 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

A selection of popular and lesser-known cultured dairy for Fine Dining Lovers, 21 March 2016. Icelandic Skyr There’s renewed enthusiasm about the cultured dairy products of our forefathers. Food historian Anne Mendelson (Milk: [...]

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

  • Sicily, Italy

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

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 [...]