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Markets & Cooking in Fez, Morocco

By |2017-05-05T16:32:25+02:00November 4th, 2014|Africa, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Travel, Travel in Africa|

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 [...]

Darajani & Forodhani Markets, Stonetown, Zanzibar – a guide

By |2017-05-05T17:10:45+02:00December 28th, 2011|Africa, Food & Travel, Holidays, Markets, Review, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Zanzibar is a fascinating romantic island, with an exotic blend of Indian, Arabic and European architecture and influence and a mixture of crumbling buildings and palaces, sadly juxtaposed.Two of the famous markets, the ancient Darajani Market and the bustling Forodhani Market - what to expect, what to eat, and what to avoid. Plus a few of my favourite pics from a wonderful holiday.

La Boqueria Market, Barcelona – One of the Grandest Food Markets

By |2017-05-05T17:11:29+02:00December 26th, 2011|Europe, Food & Travel, Markets, Review, Travel, Travel in Europe|

A tour through the stalls of the La Boqueria Market in Barcelona, arguably the best food market in Europe - what not to miss, when to go and the top tips on some of the tastiest tapas at the market. *Warning, image not suitable for sensitive readers*

Havana – Dining on Nostalgia

By |2017-07-03T20:05:02+02:00June 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

Berlin’s Eco-Friendly Future

By |2018-08-19T17:05:36+02:00May 18th, 2017|Europe, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, People, Published, Travel in Europe|

Green Berlin is not the future, it is happening today. Berliners are propagating the message that cramped urban cities can transform to accommodate a safer, more sustainable future. Ishay Govender-Ypma examines three projects in progressive Kreuzberg. In 2011 former French Minister of Culture Jack Lang remarked: “Paris is always Paris, but Berlin is never Berlin.” Berlin is, [...]

Korean Food, Hello the Future

By |2017-04-04T15:06:22+02:00January 5th, 2017|Asia, Asian Food, Featured Articles, Published, Travel, Travel in Asia|

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 cauliflower, in some circles) is widely hyped as the new KFC. While Colonel Sanders may need to spill the 11 [...]

Food Trends 2017 – A Sign of the Times

By |2017-03-31T14:24:49+02:00December 9th, 2016|Featured Articles, Food, Published, Reports|

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 a restaurant last night, you might have experienced these changes already. From neighbourhood bistros to upmarket establishments, menus are being [...]