This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “No Cutlery Required at the Cape Town Street Food Festival”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant.  This past weekend saw me attending the Cape Town leg of the 2017 Street Food Festival.  Held at Woodstock’s Side Street Studios, it was a … Continue Reading

Is it possible to fall in love with a building? Or is the place where the building is situated the reason behind my heartache, my longing and my mild jealousy that other people get to call this building home on various long, sun-filled weekends during the year. The building in question that is causing me … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “West Coast Wander: Remembering the St Helena Bay Butchery”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant.  Leave behind the picturesque uniformity of Paternoster and drive past the moneyed mansions of Britannia Bay and Shelley Point with their displaced palm trees, electric … Continue Reading

During my stay in London over their 2013 heatwave, I found my myself existing off solely one food item – falafel. Living in the suburb of Shepherd’s Bush with its strong ties to both Lebanese and Pakistani cultures, these little fried balls of deliciousness often made up both breakfast and dinner on my way to … Continue Reading

It’s been said that cleanliness is next to godliness and friendliness is next to neighbourliness – or something along those lines. Bibles and broomsticks aside, the opportunity to spend an afternoon with friends both old and new while sampling some legitimately delicious food of the Mediterranean persuasion simply cannot be passed up. Although us native … Continue Reading