I believe it was the celebrated food critic, the late AA Gill who said; “The single greatest invention of the twentieth century? Easy. There is no contest. Eggs Benedict.” The simplest combination of a toasted English muffin topped with a tangy, creamy sauce with the slight give of a perfectly poached egg, all layered over salmon … Continue Reading

There is a kind of comfort to be found in making gnocchi. Roasting the potatoes, kneading the dough, rolling out the little ridged dumplings and finally immersing them in a rich butter or cheese-based sauce is the stuff of epicurean delight. I recently had the pleasure of experiencing an afternoon of pasta-making with the excuse … Continue Reading

My love for an impromptu weekend away is no secret. Especially if the destination in question is the Cape West Coast. In the few years I’ve been a travel writer, I have become somewhat of an expert on packing light. No longer content to carry myriad pieces of luggage containing multiple outfit changes, my ideal … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “Mediterranean Mussels with Fennel, Thyme and Parmesan”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. Of any varietal of seafood, or for that matter protein, the mussel takes the lead in being the most sustainable of all. Whether farmed or harvested by … Continue Reading

Of the myriad possibilities living in Cape Town can bring, little can compare to enjoying a night in one of the city’s most fortuitously located hotels. Getting to spend a weekend at The Marly boutique hotel is unequivocally an experience that I would recommend to anyone wanting to get better acquainted with the best of what … Continue Reading