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Mauritius Street Food – reminder of a Durban Childhood

By |2017-05-08T11:59:32+02:00January 21st, 2014|Africa, As Seen On, Bread & Savoury Bakes, Featured Articles, People, Portfolio, Published, Recipe Index, Recipes, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Mauritius Street Food Pickle vendor outside Waterfront, Port Louis - Reminders of a Durban Childhood         (this article appeared in the Sunday Times Extra 12 Jan 2014) Ripe pineapples, dipped in chilli powder and salt, threaded on wooden skewers and sold along the Durban beachfront, remind me of my childhood [...]

Mauritius – The Faces of a Nation

By |2017-05-05T16:47:22+02:00November 2nd, 2013|Africa, Food & Travel, Mauritius, People, Portfolio, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Mauritius: The Faces, worth a trip Beyond the Beaches This is a summary of some of the faces of a nation, the wonderful faces and personalities of the people we met in the short time we were in Mauritius, and some of the stories they shared with me, or that I gathered. All images, watermarked [...]


By |2023-11-30T08:33:22+02:00March 31st, 2017|

About Me & Food and the Fabulous® Hello and welcome to Food and the Fabulous! My name is Ishay Govender and I’m a freelance travel, food and culture journalist and writer, blogger, cook and explorer. Take a look at my welcome video on my Food and the Fabulous Vimeo channel. I showcased this video [...]

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Sugar, Spice and a Question of Identity – Réunion Island Food

By |2017-04-05T12:53:42+02:00February 14th, 2016|Africa, Coffee, Featured Articles, Portfolio, Published, Review, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Réunion Island Food, where culinary and cultural exploration meet Culinary and cultural exploration are deeply fused, Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) discovers on a visit to the volcanic French island, Réunion. For The National UAE, 4 Feb 2016. Author (2nd left) with a family of local farmers - they titled this: "The Malabar returns home" - [...]

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By |2017-03-31T12:05:10+02:00November 19th, 2015|

About Food and the Fabulous® - I'd love to connect with you Hello and Welcome to Food and the Fabulous Video Series! from Food and the Fabulous on Vimeo. I showcased this video at the Getaway Travel Blog Conference, where I presented a talk on Building a Blog Identity with Integrity. My name is Ishay Govender-Ypma [...]

Goat Cari and Rougail – Feasting in Réunion Island

By |2017-05-05T16:32:43+02:00November 4th, 2014|Africa, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Goat Cari and Garam Massalé – Feasting in Réunion Island Linguistics, culture and feasting in Reunion Island. Tamils on the Island Carol & Frederika “The desire to identify as Tamil is important to us because it was denied in the past,” says Frederika Ramaretty when I ask about the peculiar nomenclature on Réunion [...]

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