Decadent Layered Savoury Cheesecake – for your Cheese Board

By |2017-05-08T12:15:11+02:00December 31st, 2012|Cakes, Cookies & Sweets, Drinks, Food, Holidays, Recipe Index, Recipes, Wine Events|

A decadent alternative to festive pud: a savoury cheese 'cake' layered with dates, walnuts and fig compote

Creamy Cape Malay Chicken Curry with Apricots

By |2017-05-08T12:17:07+02:00December 24th, 2012|Chicken & Poultry, Destination Meals, Food, Mains, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Wine Events|

A spicy and creamy Cape Malay Chicken Curry with soft Turkish apricots - a twist on the classic

Lightly Smoked Trout on Herby Orzo (risoni) with Lardons

By |2017-05-08T10:47:19+02:00December 22nd, 2012|Bacon, Food, Recipe Index, Recipes, Seafood, Wine Events|

A summery and herby Lightly Smoked Trout on Orzo with lardons, paired with a barrel aged Viognier - a Diamond winner at Women and Wine of the World International Competition 2012,

Thai Red Curry with Seared Ribeye Steak

By |2017-05-08T10:42:14+02:00December 21st, 2012|Asian Food, Curries & Casseroles, Food, Food & Travel, Mains, Meat, Recipe Development, Recipe Index, Recipes, Wine Events|

Earlier this year, I was invited to participate in the Women and Wine of the World International Competition 2012 and appointed 'godmother'. My task is to pair dishes with the winning wines. The first is a gewürztraminer with a Thai red curry with seared ribeye steak - how to make a red curry paste from scratch.

Women and Wine of the World 2012 – Some behind the Scenes Fun

By |2017-04-10T15:33:17+02:00May 2nd, 2012|Europe, Food & Travel, The Fabulous, Travel, Travel in Europe, Wine Events|

I received these images from Founding President Régine le Coz today. I'm not sure how she managed to get to the time to sift through the hundreds and share all the pics of me, but I know she works with an incredible "dream team"- her affectionate name for the team that works tirelessly to help her put the event together each year. Some images of the dinner the night before and a little fun.

Women and Wine of the World International Competition 2012 (Femmes et Vins du Monde Concours International)

By |2017-05-05T17:06:13+02:00May 2nd, 2012|Europe, Food & Travel, The Fabulous, Travel, Travel in Europe, Wine Events|

My experience in Monte Carlo, Monaco - a judge on the panel of 45 for the Women and Wine of the World International Competition 2012 (Femmes et Vins du Monde Concours International). The women, the wines, and the gorgeous city. A Cape Town writer's experiences