Jamaican Jerk – a Food Guide Around the Island

By |2018-08-20T09:10:59+00:00October 28th, 2017|Cities, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Food Culture, Jamaica, Recipes, Reported Work, Travel and Culture, Uncategorized|

Jerk – succulent barbequed meat - rubbed in a savoury, spicy paste and turned over fragrant hardwood coals is central to the food culture in Jamaica. Ishay Govender-Ypma takes a big bite...Written for taste magazine, October 2017. Featured in Taste Magazine “I DON’T EAT IT, but I’ll jerk it for the people,” Nikuma Carl smiles. [...]

Mother’s Day Rich Chocolate Cake

By |2017-05-11T10:01:44+00:00May 11th, 2017|Cakes, Cookies & Sweets, Recipe Development, Recipes|

Mother's Day Rich Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting A vanilla cake is versatile and pretty, but a rich chocolate cake makes you feel like there was just that much more effort expended in making it. For Mother’s Day, Lurpak, the butter Queens, invited me to share something delicious for my mum.  (Check out their [...]

Lemon Toffee Upside Down Cake

By |2017-05-08T11:45:54+00:00July 14th, 2015|Cakes, Cookies & Sweets, Featured Articles, Recipe Index, Recipes|

Lemon Toffee Upside Down Cake This Lemon Toffee Upside Down Cake is a spin on my Apricot and Thyme cake, that Good Housekeeping featured in their July 2015 #GHBakestars issue, and was prepared for the Afternoon Express show on Tuesday 14 July 2015. On Afternoon Express - courtesy image Ingredients 2 medium lemons, [...]

Brazilian Food – a Mix of Influences

By |2017-05-08T11:53:42+00:00July 13th, 2014|Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Recipe Index, Recipes, South America, Travel, Travel in South America|

Brazilian food is a mix of influences, from Africa to Portugal and the immigrant cultures of the Japanese and Lebanese too. Where to get the best bites in Rio and São Paulo.

Our Favourite Sandwiches

By |2017-05-08T11:53:15+00:00February 2nd, 2014|Bread & Savoury Bakes, Featured Articles, Food, Portfolio, Published, Recipe Index, Recipes, Seafood|

Our Favourite Sandwiches - For City Press iMag I was asked to share my favourite sandwich recipe for a story that City Press iMag ran at the end of last year, featuring fellow bloggers and friends, Anel of the award winning blog  Life is a Zoo Biscuit, Thuli of Mzansi Style Cuisine and Matt of Curate This Space (now, [...]

Mauritius Street Food – reminder of a Durban Childhood

By |2017-05-08T11:59:32+00:00January 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 [...]

Pissaladière with Sardines

By |2017-05-08T11:03:11+00:00November 27th, 2013|Bread & Savoury Bakes, Food, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Seafood|

Pissaladière - Niçoise Style Pizza Bread with Caramelised Onions and Sardines In her book At Elizabeth David's Table, Ms David shares her discovery of the different types of 'pizza' breads encountered along the Mediterranean coast west of Genoa and across the borders of Provence. She speaks of the sardenara - bread topped with salted sardines, onions and [...]

Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Noodles (Bun Thit Nuong)

By |2017-05-08T12:01:36+00:00November 9th, 2013|Asia, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Meat, Portfolio, Published, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes|

Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Noodles (Bun Thit Nuong) Serves 4-6  This dish, Vietnamese Grilled Pork is prepared on the streets throughout Vietnam, with slight regional recipe differences. Thin, fragrant pork slices are barbequed over coals and served over cold rice noodles with a spicy dressing.     I prepared this recipe for City Press iMag Ingredients  350 g pork [...]