A walk around Mouraria, the birthplace of Fado music and a very special project to honour the oldest residents of the district. A slideshow of the visit set to a fado number sung by Cuca Roseta. And to enjoy with this? A thick slice of cheddar and parsley beer bread with salted butter.
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I was given the challenge of preparing dishes with combinations chosen by Medi Deli. In this case, their anchovies with their biltong dip. I combined the salty anchovies with onion to make a deeply savoury beer bread and served thick slices of it with the creamy biltong dip. It's really fitting I think, to post these recipes right now, as Medi Deli foods have a predominately Greek origin and I am currently in Greece, enjoying not only the warm Greek hospitality but the range of foods and flavors too.
Banting Banter An introduction to Banting: Is there room for bread? Banting and the Tim Noakes diet have been the talk of almost every dinner party and social gathering I’ve attended in the last few months. A number of friends and Twitter followers have confirmed that this has been their experience too. Many [...]
A ready for summer Steamed Asparagus salad on Sweet Potato Hash with a Saffron Yoghurt Sauce - food props from Chefchaouen and reflections on the Blue City, including my travel guide with top tips and favourite photos.
Brooklyn Dining Tour - New York There’s more to Brooklyn’s culinary scene than Williamsburg. Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) started in Greenpoint and kept walking on a Brooklyn Dining Tour. For SAA Sawubona Magazine, March 2016. Brooklyn Dining Tour featured in the SAA Sawubona Magazine North of Hip What used to be, if the travel [...]
Food Journey Through Cyprus - The Endless Feast In search of the defining dish across Cyprus, Ishay Govender-Ypma discovers sun-kissed produce, generous locals and more variety than one can imagine. *For Food & Home Entertaining SA October 2015* An old woman is sitting hunched outside a small shop in the morning sunshine, knitting. “Kalimera,” I [...]
Queens – Feasting Along the 7 Line. A Mini Guide Known as the International Express, Ishay Govender-Ypma leaves the familiarity of Manhattan and the hip eateries in Brooklyn for dollar-dining and diversity along the 7-subway line in Queens. *This article was written for Business Day Wanted Magazine, October 2015* Finally, it’s our turn at [...]
Food Travel Trends 2015 - the tastiest destinations this year We’ve got our eye on the following 8 regions for delicious plates of local fare. Some of it can be found at fine dining and award winning restaurants, innovative and crafty markets, and at bustling curb-sides with queues that stretch for blocks. From spiced pigeon [...]
Goat Cari and Garam Massalé – Feasting in Réunion Island Linguistics, culture and feasting in Reunion Island. Tamils on the Island Carol & Frederika “The desire to identify as Tamil is important to us because it was denied in the past,” says Frederika Ramaretty when I ask about the peculiar nomenclature on Réunion [...]