An elderly Khoi woman follows a trail of ants, watching them roll miniscule rooibos seeds into a nest underground. She stoops to her knees. Inside these anthills, she discovers Lilliputin granaries of seeds. Returning with a matchbox full, the doctor hands her a shilling. She will return to him several times, opening her palm to [...]
Nalekwi, Poland’s beloved herb and fruit liqueur, once the ambit of women brewers only, has been made famous by a man operating from his family’s garden. For Roads & Kingdoms, August 2016.
A decadent alternative to festive pud: a savoury cheese 'cake' layered with dates, walnuts and fig compote
It appears, summer has decided to bare some skin and peek over the mountain in Cape Town - after an infuriating game of now you see me, now you don't. What better way to celebrate summer (and the upcoming weekend- rumoured to be smokin' hot) than with ice cold in-season watermelon and chilled vodka cocktail - a watermelon vodkatini. Add a handful of raspberries and you're rosy. There's no sieving, shaking, and barely any stirring here, unless you insist.
It can't have been easy for el Capi over the last eight months. Injury, surgery, recuperation, slow start and most recently, a break-up! But don't worry, do dry your tears. I've been busy in the Food and the Fabulous cocktail bar, experimenting with potions and vials, and after much testing *hic*, I've come up with this: Captain's Brew.
Boveli Cellars held a unique event recently that I attended. Based on 6 classic hat styles, the cellar has created wines to suit each, using foreign varietals with a view to introducing them to the local market, at supremely affordable prices. I'm talking R39.99 (less than 4 euro!) a bottle.
SAB Oktober Bierfest was held this past weekend- our day in pictures.