How to pick just five? Getaway Magazine (March 2014) asked me to narrow it down to five - these are my picks for cooking classes worth travelling for.
A diary countdown, to help you host a stres-free and fabulous dinner party
Dark chocolate brownie cookies with a peppermint white chocolate drizzle - Cape Town Cookie Swap 2012.
Bottles, Bubbles and Big Hearts - my wonderful evening hosting one of the Spier Secret Dinners, at de Morgenzon Estate.
This Saturday (17 December 2011), at 2 30 pm a group of Cape Town cookie crafters will be gathering at the Cut&Bake studios to sample Cut&Bake's cookies, drink bubbles, snack on some savouries and swap our home-made cookies and chocolates. Details and how you can get involved here..also a recipe for unusual, tempting Spiced Cocoa Cookies with Roasted Hazelnuts & Rosemary.
Your ultimate guide to throwing a Halloween Party on any budget- with tips and ideas for decor, creating a vibe, food, drinks and dress, for adults and kids. Boo!
It seems that this is the year of the cooking class for me, or should I say cooking demonstration as was the case here as eight of us eager cooks gathered at the Explorer's Club in Franschhoek, a guest house impeccably decorated with the artifacts of a well seasoned traveller and owned and managed by Jo Sinfeld. We were here to meet and cook with Reza Mahammad, the irrepressible B.B.C television celebrity chef, and owner of Star of India in London. Reza is warm, welcoming and his effervescent personality sets him apart.
We spent half a day at the Cook & Taste cooking School in Barcelona making Tortilla de Patatas, tomato bread, tomato soup, chicken paella and crema Catalan. A fabulous introduction to Spanish and Catalan food.
Cooking in Venice with Enrica Rocca- dishes included stuffed squid, baked sea bream, fish roe pate, cuttlefish risotto and deep fried courgette flowers. All in a very delicious day's work. A journey in pictures.
What springs to mind when you think of Venice? Gondolas. A sinking City. Masked Balls. Forget the cliches and join me on a tour of the Rialto Food Market, colourful and bustling, with tips for your next visit.