What does the Spirit of Georgia mean to me? Asked by Richland Rum to explore what inspires me to ignite my creativity, it was only fitting that I took the celebrated American rum along for a weekend on my friend and artist Arend Louw‘s farm in the South African countryside. Far away from city pressure, the sense … Continue Reading

Castled in her Duinhuis home, Isabella Niehaus is indisputably the reigning queen of West Coast cuisine. I’d often been regaled with stories of her langtafel lunches, tureens of fresh oysters, local wines and tables groaning under dishes of Isabella’s excellent cooking. I finally had the opportunity to experience one of her lunches for myself, as … Continue Reading

In an area as diverse as the Breede River Valley, a variety of produce is available to the culinarily curious. Not only for oenophiles, an array of ingredients to enjoy whilst sipping on one’s tipple of preference is cultivated and sold between the towns of McGregor, Montagu, Ashton, Bonnievale and Robertson. Using delicious farmed fish … Continue Reading

Crayfish or West Coast Rock Lobster (Jasus lalandii) is not something that makes a regular appearance on my dinner plate. This once-copious crustacean is now a threatened species, unscrupulously overfished for the past few decades – a cause that has resulted in environmental and economical consequences. Income loss for small scale fishermen, over-consumption by foreign markets, … Continue Reading

A deceptively simple recipe hailing from southern Italy, Pasta con le Sarde is at its core a pantry favourite. As undemanding a dish as one is likely to find, the uncomplicated combination of hot pasta, olive oil, garlic, anchovies and tinned sardines encompasses the flavour of Sicily – with the latter providing the dominant note. … Continue Reading