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Dolci Café – a Craighall Gem

  It’s the weekend. You’re lying in bed trying to decide where to have breakfast/brunch. You’re tired of the Parkhurst vibe, you’ve been there too many times. Venturing beyond 4th street will take you to a quiet little Café – Dolci Café. A blend of authentic Italian, classic French and good old South African.    …

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14 ways foodies can make a contribution on Mandela Day

14 ways foodies can make a contribution on Mandela Day

With Mandela Day around the corner (it’s on Monday 18 July), we want to encourage our fellow foodies to use their talents or time to assist someone in need. Let’s all take a moment in our day to do a good dead and to share what we have. Here are a few ideas. Please let…

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Meet the Chef: Timothy Bruyns {Part 2}

Meet the Chef: Timothy Bruyns {Part 2}

Today we’re continuing our interview with Tim from Tiger’s Eye in Cambodia. Tim is a South African chef who cooked his way around the world before settling in Phnom Penh where he opened two restaurants specializing in progressive Asian cuisine. If you missed the first part, read more here.   Q) Where did you do most of…

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Meet the Chef: Timothy Bruyns {Part 1}

Meet the Chef: Timothy Bruyns {Part 1}

We love meeting chefs and we love traveling. Our interview with Timothy Bruyns is our way of combining the two. Tim grew up in South Africa and was close to completing a degree at UCT before he switched to cooking. After qualifying as a chef and training in various 5 star kitchens, he worked at…

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World Gin Day – It’s gin o’clock in Joburg

World Gin Day – It’s gin o’clock in Joburg

11 June is World Gin Day and we’ve selected a few of our favourite spots in Joburg to enjoy this civilized cocktail. We encourage you to venture beyond the traditional gins and to try one of the craft gins. The bars we’ve selected offer gin cocktails and craft gin – exactly what you want on…

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Classic Cheeseburger for International Burger Day

Classic Cheeseburger for International Burger Day

Good grilled beef and thick melted cheese – burger bliss! Tomorrow, 28 May, is International Burger Day. That has to be one of our favourite days! And to celebrate, we’re indulging in a classic Cheeseburger. Ok, we’re adding chopped sundried tomato but this is to boost the cheese flavor. The key to a good cheeseburger…

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Homemade Beef Burger with Red Wine Butter

Homemade Beef Burger with Red Wine Butter

If you’re paging through the May edition of Food and Home Magazine you may have recognised the faces on page 18. Yes, that’s Tables and Thyme as the featured blog of the month. We’ve saved an electronic copy here if you prefer to read the article online. The burger we chose for the article is…

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Restaurant Mosaic – the time I made my own fine dining cake

Restaurant Mosaic is one of the restaurants that is on any foodie’s South African restaurant bucket list. Chef Chantel Dartnell has won SA’s Chef of the Year award and the incredible menus she puts together showcases her manly talents. When you see images of Chantel’s food, you wonder if it could be real? Art on a…

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Chimichurri Burger – Recipe for Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Burger – Recipe for Chimichurri Sauce

              Homemade chimichurri is possibly one of my favourite flavours at the moment. I love it on a burger too! The freshness of the sauce brings the meaty burger to life. I haven’t found a good store bough chimichurri so I always make my own. It’s a great sauce…

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Fig & Brie Burger – adding a little French flavour to our burger

Fig & Brie Burger –  adding a little French flavour to our burger

  We definitely have a thing for all things French at the moment. Did you read about our Good France experience? And why not give  our favourite food, the burger, a little “je ne sais quoi” (that’s French for a quality that cannot be described). In a country where fine food is the normal, the…

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