There is something very special about cooking with and eating fruits and vegetables that you’ve grown yourself. Each mouthful is heightened by the knowledge that this tomato or this aubergine has only been made possible through the toil and care you’ve invested in ensuring it’s health. Often those who call the city and suburbs home … Continue Reading

One can’t write a cookbook about the Cape West Coast without inciting interest about local flora and how it has flavoured the foods of generations past. I spent a sunny Saturday foraging with Roushanna Gray of Veld and Sea in the final fynbos forage of the winter season in the hope to come across indigenous … Continue Reading

While I might profess to be an ardent fan of slow food (which I am) there is something inherently appealing about a fuss-free dish that can be conjured out of the pantry in under 20 minutes. My tagliatelle with anchovy, artichokes and mushrooms is just one of those sorts of dishes – making use of … Continue Reading

There’s more to the West Coast than windswept beaches and bokkoms. I travelled up to the fishing town of Lambert’s Bay in search of one of the area’s best-kept secrets – the celebrated single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc cultivated on Kookfontein wine estate. Settled in a small valley a mere 5 minutes from the centre of Lambert’s … Continue Reading

For the past ten years, Father’s Day has been bittersweet occurrence. Having lost my father to cancer in the July of 2007, the day in question recalls my memories of him – and throws into sharp relief that I lost him far too soon. As one leaves childhood and becomes an adult, I feel that … Continue Reading