Ice cream and wine as a food pairing?
I thought I was losing it, having read too many press releases in too short a period of time, but there it was; Ice Cream and Wine Tasting – in black and white.
After a while I reminded myself that recently I had paired brandies with charcuterie, dessert wines [...]
Archive for September, 2011
Ice cream and wine as a food pairing?
David White was the guest speaker at the recent Nederburg Auction, and in his opening address he spoke about the increasing power of the word of mouth of ordinary people in deciding trends, fashions, recommendations and purchasing decisions in wine.
Think about it.
If Khanye in Pretoria, or Mary in Portsmouth, only spends an average of 30 seconds in [...]
An Oktober Bierfest in Newlands? Sure why not?
And it’s in a genuine bier hall (well, a big tent, but that’s they way they do it in Munich). It seats 2,000 at 12 seater tables.
They’ve got Oom Pah Pah bands, huge steins of German beer (about three litres in each one), genuine Frauleins, sausages, pork knuckles, [...]
Societi Bistro is one of my favourite restaurants. I am not going to hide it.
It ticks a lot of boxes – good value, wonderful atmosphere, great staff, a seasonal and ever-changing menu that keeps the regulars happy, crackling warm fires in winter, a buzzy crowd, a chef who knows his stuff and who sources locally…….I [...]
Central to Heritage Day is the successful cooking of steak.
Not as easy as it seems. I come from a country which sees good weather coincide with dozens of people ending up in hospital due to flash flames off the barbecue (as they quaintly call it overseas) and food poisoning.
So I’m reproducing my article on how to cook [...]
Celebrations galore last night to mark a 4oth birthday. A creation born in 1971.
Kaapse Vonkel, SA’s first MCC first saw the light of day in 1971 when Frans Malan introduced his bubbles to South Africans.
It was only R3 a bottle then.
A lot of things were different then.
The Hillbrow Tower in Johannesburg was completed, as were the [...]
Time to call the men in white coats? Well, maybe not. Ursus Wehrli is a Swiss artist and he plays on the Swiss obsession with orderliness and precise tidying up to an almost anal degree.
He started with food, and following a clip on the ear from his Mammy, moved onto other things…..
Mr.Wehrli has turned his [...]
Jonathan Heath’s cooking is some of the best Thai/Asian cooking I have tasted outside of my travels in Asia.
Of all the Asian countries I have travelled in, I have spent the most time in Thailand, and learned to love their cuisine with its use of fresh ingredients and gifted use of spices and flavours that [...]
How to make Tequila more palatable and drinkable?
Answer: Give it a chocolate flavour.
Olmeca Fusion Dark Chocolate fuses the tastes of tequila and cocoa, combining these two authentic Mexican flavours to create premium ready-to-serve tequila-based liqueurs and cocktails. Olmeca Fusion Dark Chocolate, with a lower 35% alc. vol, is easy to enjoy and drink.
Simple, is it not? [...]
Where did you grow up?
In the countryside, near Nottingham, in England.
What were your earliest food influences?
My Grandmother. She used to bake, and that made my mind up at an early stage that food would be my career. I’d follow her into the kitchen and watch her as she prepared dough and pastry fillings and baked [...]
It’s Jamie Foxx, the Academy Award winning actor who is the new face of Oude Meester brandy in South Africa.
Quite a coup for Oude Meester, who flew him to Cape Town to film the commercial which hits the TV screens this month.
The communications campaign plays on the the usage of the phrase Dude Meister, which is [...]
Located on Waterkant Street, a few doors up from Hemelhuijs, is the best fish and chip shop in Cape Town.
You won’t find the hipsters or blogger types here, because it’s not that sort of place.
Lusitania Fisheries just do fish and chips. The chips are made from freshly hand cut potatoes, and the fish is as [...]
A wine and beer festival with a difference. Showcasing the best Western Cape Boutique, Garagiste, Organic and Bio-Dynamic Producers. Artisanal wines, whiskey, brandy, absinthe, gin, cape ruby, beers, cider, Jorgensen’s, Ernst Gouws, Topaz, Cheviot, Black Pearl, Stellar, Thunderchild, Reyneke, Laskar, Walker Bay Wines, Eversons and Elgin Cider. Beers from WIlderer, Boston, Darling, Napier, Birkenhead, Mitchells, [...]
Birds Cafe on Bree Street is now open with Leigh Trout and Kevin Mink running the place.
They’ve renovated a bit, given it a lick of paint, kept a lot of the quirky elements that people liked (eg; the milk crates) and gotten rid of the sound track of the birds that used to play. “Quirky, but [...]
Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.
Roman legionnaires were paid in salt – Salarium, the origin of the word Salary, your happy day at the end of the month, is named after it.
South African’s consume far too much salt, but imagine life without it? Everything would turn beige and taste the same.
Well, maybe not. But [...]
Honest Chocolate have opened on Wale Street, No 66 to be exact. Same side as the Taj, and up the hill.
Michael De Klerk and Anthony Gird are the two guys behind Honest Chocolate. This is the most delicious chocolate you could taste. Intense flavours, without the cloying sweetness and fat that you get in many [...]
The Sunday Times is launching a new supplement format this weekend.
In addition to the main newspaper, there will be four main supplements – Food Weekly, Travel Weekly, Home Weekly and finally, Lifestyle.
The Lifestyle section is as per the previous one, (minus the interiors, food and travel) and will feature items about the arts, literature, films [...]