Asparagus on Sweet Potato Hash with Saffron Yoghurt

By |2017-05-08T12:22:53+02:00October 16th, 2012|Africa, As Seen On, Featured Articles, Food, Food & Travel, Recipe Index, Recipes, Salads & Dressings, Starters, Travel in Africa|

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.

Darajani & Forodhani Markets, Stonetown, Zanzibar – a guide

By |2017-05-05T17:10:45+02:00December 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.

Food History Tour in Cape Town

By |2017-05-05T17:18:19+02:00September 21st, 2011|Africa, Food & Travel, The Fabulous, Travel, Travel in Africa|

I had the privilege of joining Cape Town Tourism on a media tour with Coffee Bean Routes owner Iain Harris and for four hours on Monday we enjoyed a brief history of food, walking tour in the Cape - we explored origins of African coffee, Cape Malay cuisine and various African foods. Informative and delicious.

Foraging for Food on the West Coast & Lunch at Oep Ve Koep

By |2017-05-05T17:19:02+02:00September 12th, 2011|Africa, Green Matters, Restaurants, The Fabulous, Travel, Travel in Africa|

A few Sundays ago, on the 28th of August, we headed off to Paternoster a sleepy fishing village on the Cape West Coast just under two hours outside Cape Town to join Slow Food Mother City on a food forage in the local nature reserve in TietiesBaai (yes, you read the name correctly.) A slow lunch at Oep ve Koep followed.

Cooking Class with Reza Mahammad, Star of India at The Explorer’s Club, Franschhoek

By |2017-04-11T10:34:36+02:00August 8th, 2011|Africa, Food & Travel, Hands on, Indian Food Easy Peasy, Travel in Africa|

It seems that this is the year of the cooking class for me, or should I say cooking demonstration as was the case here as eight of us eager cooks gathered at the Explorer's Club in Franschhoek, a guest house impeccably decorated with the artifacts of a well seasoned traveller and owned and managed by Jo Sinfeld. We were here to meet and cook with Reza Mahammad, the irrepressible B.B.C television celebrity chef, and owner of Star of India in London. Reza is warm, welcoming and his effervescent personality sets him apart.

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