Dining al fresco has never been done as deliciously as at The Table at De Meye. I was on the receiving end of an invitation to experience the magic that is the cooking of Jess and Luke Grant – a detail that I couldn’t have been happier about as this is the penultimate month of … Continue Reading

After spending an afternoon discovering the amazing produce grown, farmed and cultivated in the Riebeek Valley, I was inspired to develop a recipe for delicious slow-braised lamb shanks in red wine. The oldest established wine estate in the area, Allesverloren is found on the slopes of the Kasteelberg range – a location that is ideal for … Continue Reading

One of the most renowned heritage wine estates, Allesverloren epitomizes the best of what the Swartland region has to offer. I spent a sunny afternoon exploring a few of the epicurean offerings available in the area before ending up on the verandah of the old Allesverloren manor house for a harvest table lunch. The estate itself … Continue Reading

An apple tarte tatin is the tastiest way to see in Autumn. A dessert that is more about flavour than fuss, tarte tatin appeals to me as I’m certainly a laissez-faire cook when it comes to presentation. Fortunately the main ingredient happens to be in season – ripe juicy apples grown in the Ceres region are … Continue Reading

Indulging in your favourite takeaway treat needn’t require one to leave the house. A detail that is especially tempting when the weather turns chilly. I spent a rainy Sunday afternoon making my own mushroom dumplings to be paired with clear chicken broth. Redolent of garlic, ginger and the umami meatiness of mushrooms, these little parcels … Continue Reading