Prawn Madras Curry prawn madras I know there still remains a mystery shrouding Indian cooking, even amongst many of the accomplished cooks and foodies that I speak to. I can hear the sitars playing evocatively as you read this... Now, I'm not saying it's all very easy for me and that I'm mixing my [...]
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The Durban Curry - Kwa-Zulu Natal Spice Pot The cuisine of the Indian descendants, whose forbears arrived in Durban to work on the sugar cane fields under British rule in the late 1800s, has remained and grown to represent a significant culinary contribution to both the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the food of South [...]
The Interesting Journey of Curry - how curry travelled the world Durban style crab and prawn curries For Sunday Times Extra, Sunday 14 June 2014 What constitutes an authentic curry? Every accomplished cook would like to believe that the curries, biryanis and soups served at home, recipes passed down from great-grandmothers or from [...]
I was interviewed by Lisa van der Knaap for a piece in Food and Home Entertaining March 2013 on cooks (and chefs) and the dishes that presented a sort of 'A ha' moment in their journey. It's called "The dish that changed my life"
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,
Food and the Fabulous turns 1 this month. We miss the date, but thankfully still have all our marbles in the basket- well, almost. It's been a wonderful, adventure-packed year and I reflect on it and you, the readers and my fellow bloggers. Also, I offer you this delightful Strawberry & Hazelnut Meringue Semifreddo - the easiest you will ever make.