Curry Traditions Across South Africa

By |2018-04-30T15:37:39+00:00February 10th, 2018|Africa, Cape Town, Cities, Durban, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Johannesburg, SA Curry Book, South Africa, Travel and Culture, What to eat|

Traveling across South Africa, Ishay Govender-Ypma goes in search of a curry that defines the nation. Written for Fine Dining Lovers.   Gilbert's Lamb Curry Is there one definitive dish that South Africans love and prepare? It’s common knowledge that the country comprises a variety of cultural, ethnic and religious groups, with as many [...]

Zayaan Khan – Food Activist

By |2018-04-30T14:40:45+00:00August 21st, 2017|Africa, Cape Town, Featured Articles, Food, Food Culture, Profile, Reported Work, South Africa|

Food activist, seed librarian and community-driven leader, Zayaan Khan is changing the foodscape from the ground up. Written for Kululu's inflight magazine, Khuluma, 21 June 2017 Featured in Kulula's inflight magazine, Khuluma.  Food As Sustenance, Knowledge, Life “Try this,” Capetonian Zayaan Khan (32) says, a headscarf draped loosely bandana-style over her cropped bob. [...]

A Cheese Excursion Through Cape Town & Surrounds

By |2017-07-26T16:14:07+00:00July 26th, 2017|Africa, Bree Street, Cape Town, Cheese, Dairy, Featured Articles, Food, Markets, Restaurants|

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 in the Culture Cheese Magazine For visitors and armchair travellers alike, Cape Town conjures visions of majestic Table Mountain, [...]

Dim Sum Restaurants in South Africa

By |2018-04-30T16:22:18+00:00April 30th, 2017|Africa, Asian Food, Cape Town, Featured Articles, Fine Dining, Food, Food Culture, Reported Work, Restaurants, South Africa, What to eat|

Yum cha, or dim sum as it’s known in the West, refers to the act of taking tea. Here’s a countrywide dim sum restaurant round-up to satisfy your cravings for these moreish bites. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) for Financial Mail. dim sum Dim sum has its roots in the Cantonese morning tradition of [...]

Quintonil and Test Kitchen Collaborate in Cape Town

By |2018-08-20T06:56:06+00:00October 20th, 2016|Cape Town, Chefs, Food, Mexico, Restaurants, South Africa, South America|

Chef Luke Dale-Roberts and Chef Jorge Vallejo. Photo taken by Hein van Tonder The Test Kitchen and Quintonil, both highly ranked on the World’s 50 Best restaurant list, recently hosted a collaboration dinner series. Ishay Govender-Ypma chatted to the chefs. Mexico Meets SA in Cape Town for Mail and Guardian. (@IshayGovender)  “Are those [...]

Lunch with Slow Food’s Carlo Petrini

By |2017-04-19T10:59:06+00:00August 24th, 2016|Africa, Cape Town, Going Green, People, South Africa, Travel in Africa|

Lunch with Slow Food's Carlo Petrini - a photo essay. On 17th August 2016, I attended a private lunch with Slow Food's Carlo Petrini, founder and president of the movement ( Slow Food International), on the last official day of his tour through South Africa, his first visit to southern Africa. Just prior to that he [...]

Cape Town Magazine Instagram Takeover

By |2017-04-04T15:10:53+00:00August 21st, 2016|Africa, Cape Town, Cities, South Africa, South African Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Cape Town Magazine Instagram Takeover - So Fun! Collage Cape Town mag Cape Town Magazine Instagram Takeover. Over the weekend of 12 August, the intrepid folks at Cape Town Magazine, one of the best sources of information on everything in the Mother City, asked me to curate their Instagram account. I shared a few [...]

Open Streets Cape Town

By |2017-05-05T15:35:27+00:00May 16th, 2016|Cape Town, Featured Articles, Portfolio, South African Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Open Streets Cape Town - Q&A with Founder Meet the founder of Open Streets, Cape Town - Marcela Guerrero Casas  Ishay: Why did you pick Bree Street to incorporate in the Open Street initiative? Marcella: When we first chose it in 2015 we thought it’d be an interesting street to test for some of the [...]

Bree Street – My 5 Favourite Spots

By |2017-05-05T15:36:16+00:00May 6th, 2016|Bree Street, Cape Town, Featured Articles, Food, Portfolio, Restaurants, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Bree Street, Cape Town - My 5 Favourite Spots Bree Street has, over the past five years, become the restaurant/bar/fun street in Cape Town. It's tough to pick, but these are five of my favourites. Do you have any must-visit spots on Bree? Read about the transformation on Bree Street for Business Day Chefs Warehouse [...]