Category Archives: Travel

Taste the Little Karoo, by Beate Joubert

Sometimes a recipe book just speaks to me of someone specific – Taste the Little Karoo is evocative of a friend of mine who owns a holiday home in the Little Karoo and who is a fantastic cook.  The book … Continue reading

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Today’s Grand Cru – Landskroon Shiraz 2013

Cru is “a vineyard or group of vineyards, especially one of recognized quality”. It is a French wine term which is traditionally translated as “growth”, as it was originally the past participle of the verb “croitre”. At the recent Chef’s … Continue reading

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Today’s Grand Cru – Warwick The First Lady Unoaked Chardonnay 2016

The main course at the InterContinental Johannesburg’s Chef’s Table was Chicken Ballotine stuffed with pistachio nuts, chorizo and a medallion of chicken, smokey pork belly lardons accompanied by autumn vegetables, Pomme William and rich chicken jus. The food and beverage … Continue reading

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Today’s Grand Cru – KWV Sauvignon Blanc 2013

The Symphony of Salmon starter at the InterContinental Hotel, Johannesburg at OR Tambo is a trio of dishes – a salmon fishcake, a salmon spring roll and smoked salmon and prawn roulade – by Chef Yoshan Naidu. The salmon spring … Continue reading

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Today’s Grand Cru – Laborie Blanc de Blanc 2010

Bubbly and canapes were paired at the recent Chef’s Table I attended at InterContinental Hotel, Johannesburg at OR Tambo Airport. It is always a pleasure to be presented with a glass of bubbly on arrival and it is usually the … Continue reading

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Cars, cuisine and culture (SABC3 Television)

Tyres and Braaiers, on SABC 3 every Wednesday night at 20h30 from 5th April 2017, will follow Comedian Nik Rabinowitz and Chef Hezron Louw as they tour our beautiful country in search of the most unique, interesting and scenic braai … Continue reading

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Make a childhood memory this December

Most people of my generation who grew up in Johannesburg have vivid memories of the lights at Joubert Park.  This is certainly something I recall enjoying as a child. While the lights in Joubert Park no longer feature (a pity … Continue reading

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