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Restaurant Review – Meadow Green (African Pride)

It was a cold winter’s night recently when we ventured out to Irene to visit Meadow Green Restaurant at Irene Country Lodge. Forget everything you thought you knew about hotel restaurants – Meadow Green is an elegant restaurant recently revamped by Leon Van Deventer. He has worked hard to create a menu that is slightly…

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Ristorante La Trinita

You get italian food and then you get italian food. Ristorante La Trinita serves italian food. Rich, tasty and “oh-my-goodness-I’ve-come-home” italian food. La Trinita is the place I go to when I want to feel at home. I am able to relax, and I know that I will enjoy a fantastic meal. The menu has an array…

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Interview with a Chef – Jill Okkers

Today I am so excited to be able to post this interview. I met Jill Okkers about a year ago and walked away from the evening with a sore stomach from laughing so much. Jill is warm, intelligent, feisty and very talented both as a chef, and a photographer. Read below to find out more…

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Croq Masier – Skinny Chef Recipe

The croque monsieur is a baked or fried boiled ham and cheese sandwich. The dish originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack. A croque madame is a version of the dish topped with a fried egg. This snack is comfort feed at its’ best. Claire Allen shares her version of this recipe with us. Croq…

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Mini Beef Wellington Recipe

Today we are featuring a recipe from Sipho (Short Chef) of Short Chef Skinny Chef – The Mini Beef Wellington.   It looks absolutely delicious! Mini Beef Wellington   Save Print Pair with Porcupine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Author: Short Chef Serves: 4-6 Ingredients Nomu olive oil ½ onion, roughly chopped ½ clove garlic, crushed 1…

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Hussar Grill – Morningside

  I am always on the lookout for a great steak. The Hussar Grill have successfully made me a fan after inviting us out for dinner. Since opening their doors in 1964 in Rondebosch Cape Town, The Hussar Grill has received multiple awards Only the finest Class-A grain-fed beef and game are served. Meat is wet-aged…

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Short Chef Skinny Chef

Recently you would have seen a lot of hype around Short Chef Skinny Chef due to the competition we ran on social media as well as their fun, interactive theatre at the Good Food and Wine Show. Claire and Sipho met on Masterchef where they were roommates at boot camp and the duo began in the…

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Meet the Food Stylist: Bianca Delides

  We found Bianca through Instagram and were immediately taken with her gorgeous food styling. The colours are bold and the arrangements are visually appealing. We got chatting to her and loved her immediately. Enjoy getting to know Bianca a little bit more!   How did you get into food styling? From a young age,…

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Novelty Cakes by Kelby Pastor

    Meet Kelby Pastor. I have known Kelby for a few years, and if there is one thing she is passionate about, it’s baking. “I started baking when I was in high school.  I used to make cupcakes for all my class mates and for class parties.”   Kelby bakes just about anything you…

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Pomodoro Dinner Party

  Pomodoro is an authentic style Italian restaurant based in Morningside Shopping Centre in Johannesburg. We were invited to a dinner party at Pomodoro and had the chance to catch up with owner and manager Stefano, and enjoy some great stories about his journey so far. A qualified engineer; Stefano’s roots are a mix of italian,…

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