Kobus serving some of his guests. The salty tang of fresh kelp lifts on a crisp breeze, across the cream-colored sands of Die Krans in Paternoster, once the lookout for fishermen monitoring the weather. Kobus van der Merwe stands on the verandah of his sparse 20-seater restaurant, a 130-year-old fisherman’s cottage called Wolfgat, [...]
A road trip through Portugal’s Dazzling South, 20 April 2018. Written by Ishay Govender-Ypma From atop of the ragged schist cliffs of Praia do Castelejo near Vila do Bispo in the western Algarve, a paraglider launches, with long strides and a short run-up. He lifts off and floats over the golden sands below, a circle [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
. This version of Cambodian style grilled fish uses fillets of firm fish and the sauce is made up of tamarind, palm sugar and sautéed shallots.
Fresh Spring Rolls (Crystal Spring Rolls) - called Goi Cuon in Vietnam or Nime Chao in Cambodia. Recipe developed for City Press iMag
I enjoyed so many great salads in Vietnam including a version of this Green Papaya and Prawn Salad (Goi Du Du). The secret is in the fresh ingredients and the combination that provides interest.
Pierogi with Pilchards and onions in brown butter - how to make traditional Polish pierogi suitable for a host of fillings. Boiled and fried in this recipe.
Luffa and Shrimp curry - Chinese okra This recipe forms part of a series prepared for Pick n Pay Fresh Living Magazine, October 2013 issue A vegetable, and an exfoliator! My grandmothers, like yours too, if they were a part of the same generation, practicised thrift to a fault. They had to, really, with large [...]
Melanzane Parmigiana with Pilchards & Basil - a different version using pilchards and basil.