Bree Street Food Guide

By | 2017-05-05T15:49:20+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Africa, Bacon, Cape Town, Cheese, Cities, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, Portfolio, Published, Review, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Bree Street Food Guide - Cape Town's "It" Street Travelling along Bree Street and meeting the locals who are bringing the street back to being 'The place to be'. A Bree Street Food Guide For Business Day 4 March 2016. Crammed at the portside since the colonial days, with seedy dive bars and brothels frequented by [...]

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

By | 2017-04-05T12:53:42+00:00 February 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" - [...]

Cape Town Corner Stores

By | 2017-05-05T16:00:06+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Adventure, Africa, Cape Town, Cities, Featured Articles, History, People, Portfolio, Published, Review, South Africa, South African Tourism, Tourism, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Show Me the Way to the Next Corner Store - Cape Town, South Africa The small, independently run Cape Town Corner Stores are a dying breed, and those that still exist, do so valiantly and against the odds. Ishay Govender-Ypma shares the stories of seven local old stores, institutions to their loyal customers. For High Life, [...]

Goa, Short Stay

By | 2017-05-05T16:29:29+00:00 December 28th, 2014|Asia, Featured Articles, Food & Travel, India, Portfolio, Published, Review, Tourism, Travel, Travel Guide, Travel in Asia|

Goa, Short Stay - Things to See & Do Goan nights on the beach Travelling across India's smallest state in a few days. What to do in Goa, on a quick stop. For The National UAE, 18 December 2014.  Why Goa? The behemoth Indian subcontinent can take years, if not longer to get to grips [...]

5 Cooking Classes Worth Travelling For

By | 2017-04-07T17:01:57+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Featured Articles, Hands on, Holidays, People, Portfolio, Published, Review, Travel|

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.

Chicken a la Bourride from Jane-Anne Hobbs’ Scrumptious Cookbook

By | 2017-04-10T15:13:36+00:00 August 26th, 2012|Food, People, Review, The Fabulous|

Jane-Anne Hobb's magnificent cookbook, Scrumptious - Food for Family and Friends. Two novice cooks set about in my kitchen to cook a not so novice dish, Chicken a la Bourride - the delicious results.

The Best of 2011 – a look inside Food and the Fabulous Blog

By | 2017-04-11T10:05:56+00:00 December 31st, 2011|Portfolio, Review, The Fabulous|

It's been 15 months since the birth of this blog, and now that I've removed myself from our base in Cape Town to spend a few days with our family in Kwa-Zulu Natal, I've been able to reflect on the food-loving year past - overall, a spectacular year. Winning Best Food and Wine Blog at the recent South African Blog Awards, is a recent highlight and one that rounds off a year of intense engagement with food in my kitchen, outside it, and a new partnership with the written word. A RECAP of a delicious year,

Darajani & Forodhani Markets, Stonetown, Zanzibar – a guide

By | 2017-05-05T17:10:45+00:00 December 28th, 2011|Africa, Food & Travel, Holidays, Markets, Review, Travel, Travel in Africa|

Zanzibar is a fascinating romantic island, with an exotic blend of Indian, Arabic and European architecture and influence and a mixture of crumbling buildings and palaces, sadly juxtaposed.Two of the famous markets, the ancient Darajani Market and the bustling Forodhani Market - what to expect, what to eat, and what to avoid. Plus a few of my favourite pics from a wonderful holiday.

La Boqueria Market, Barcelona – One of the Grandest Food Markets

By | 2017-05-05T17:11:29+00:00 December 26th, 2011|Europe, Food & Travel, Markets, Review, Travel, Travel in Europe|

A tour through the stalls of the La Boqueria Market in Barcelona, arguably the best food market in Europe - what not to miss, when to go and the top tips on some of the tastiest tapas at the market. *Warning, image not suitable for sensitive readers*