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Mexico City Food Guide

By |2017-04-19T10:59:33+00:00August 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 [...]

Brazilian Food – a Mix of Influences

By |2017-05-08T11:53:42+00:00July 13th, 2014|Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Recipe Index, Recipes, South America, Travel, Travel in South America|

Brazilian food is a mix of influences, from Africa to Portugal and the immigrant cultures of the Japanese and Lebanese too. Where to get the best bites in Rio and São Paulo.

Dining in Dubai

By |2017-05-05T16:40:38+00:00June 16th, 2014|Featured Articles, Food & Travel, People, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Asia|

Dining in Dubai - the Real Food of Dubai This article appears in Good Taste SA,  June 2014  Packing your bags with the appropriate attire for dining in Dubai can be a nerve-wracking experience. It isn’t about knowing when it’s appropriate to show a little skin, and how much, in this the largest of the [...]

Roasted Butternut, Crisp Apple & Labneh Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Dressing

By |2017-05-08T12:25:00+00:00August 28th, 2012|Food, Food & Travel, Recipe Index, Recipes, Vegetables|

Roasted Butternut, Crisp Apple & Labneh Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Dressing - pomegranate molasses from Istanbul and a flashback to the Grand Bazaar.

Three Pepper Garlic Roast Chicken – the everyday Sunday Roast

By |2017-05-08T12:58:26+00:00October 18th, 2011|Chicken & Poultry, Food, Mains, Recipe Index, Recipes|

I find myself longing for the comfort of the Sunday meal on a weekday too and roasting a chicken isn't any strenuous effort. Apart from mixing up a marinade to slather over it, and turning it over a few times, there isn't much to be done.

Moroccan Lemon & Cumin Lamb and Vegetable Stew

By |2017-05-08T13:02:01+00:00July 25th, 2011|Featured Articles, Food, Mains, Meat, Recipe Index, Recipes|

This Lamb & Vegetable Stew is given a distinctly Moroccan Twist by the addition of lip-smacking preserved lemons and freshly ground cumin. Chilli adds an exciting bite.

Baked Aubergine with Hummus and Zaatar Greek Yoghurt

By |2017-05-08T13:05:16+00:00April 11th, 2011|Food, Mains, Recipe Index, Recipes|

The Cape Town food loving community has adopted Meat Free Monday with zeal and while we all attempt to reduce our carbon foot print, re- use, re-purpose and recycle, eating a meat free meal one or more times a week is a contribution toward that end and just makes sense. A really easy, fuss free meat free meal (or accompaniment to a meal) is grilled aubergine served with home-made hummus and a dollop of thick natural yoghurt dusted with zaatar, a lemony sesame seed Lebanese spice.