How to pick just five? Getaway Magazine (March 2014) asked me to narrow it down to five - these are my picks for cooking classes worth travelling for.
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Markets & Cooking in Fez, Morocco Even before we reach our riad, a silent journey from Meknes with a surly but kind driver, I decide that I like Fes. Leaving Riad Norma, in the steep enclave of Ziat, we huff and puff at a hurried pace to our cooking class at Clock Café. Past the [...]
It seems that this is the year of the cooking class for me, or should I say cooking demonstration as was the case here as eight of us eager cooks gathered at the Explorer's Club in Franschhoek, a guest house impeccably decorated with the artifacts of a well seasoned traveller and owned and managed by Jo Sinfeld. We were here to meet and cook with Reza Mahammad, the irrepressible B.B.C television celebrity chef, and owner of Star of India in London. Reza is warm, welcoming and his effervescent personality sets him apart.
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 [...]
Bharatanatyam in Chennai, Rhythm City The ancient art of classical Bharatanatyam dance has undergone a revival. Ishay Govender-Ypma returns to her ancestral roots in Chennai, India to explore further. For Singapore Airlines Priority Club magazine. Her dark eyes are lined thickly in kohl, intimating the drama of a doe trapped in tragic light. She is [...]
Gozo - Malta's Little Sister. Sister Act Through storms, sunshine and architectural remnants of a glorious past, Ishay Govender-Ypma discovers what the Pitt-Jolies recently found in Gozo, sister island to Malta in the Maltese Archipelago– a sliver of paradise. For SAA Sawubona magazine, May 2015 Suddenly, a table flips a few centimeters into the air [...]
Marie Claire SA Agenda Page - Curated by Ishay Govender-Ypma In this issue, meet travel and food blogger and writer, Ishay Govender. For Marie Claire, May 2014. When I’m not on the road, I’m fixed firmly to a desk, either at home, in the office, a coffee shop or pretty much any firm surface you [...]