Food & Wine Matters

Food & Wine Matters

Top Food Trend is War on Waste

Waste Not, Want Not: Sustainable cooking tips from South Africa’s most famous culinary export & Michelin Star star, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen ... Read More

Accolades & Awards

Cape Town gathers prestigious awards around the globe for its magnificent beauty and tourist offerings. Venture south and see why! ... Read More

”Under the Shadow of Wings”

A striking contemporary chapel in South Africa created as an inclusive space where people of all religions can find spiritual connection ... Read More

Prestigious Wins

Decanter recognizes South Africa’s reputation as a world class wine producer & Chelsea Flower Show awards it a gold ... Read More

Accolades in Spades

Inclusion in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 Best New Hotels in the World - and Diners Club 50 Best Discovery Series of must-visit restaurants in the Middle East and Africa ... Read More

Transformative Trailblazers

An innovative land reform deal in the Cape Winelands represents how owners & workers can co-own their production (sweat equity) and co-exist on land they are all tied to ... Read More

‘The hottest art capital in the Southern Hemisphere’

Cape Town is on travelers’ bucket lists for many reasons, including its natural beauty, cutting-edge design & most recently, its exceptional food scene ... ... Read More
Giving a whole lot of thanks

Giving a whole lot of thanks

Now that we are heading into the holiday season, we found a few celebratory moments with food and wine from ... Read More

Why Cape Town is the new … Brooklyn / London

See why Shortmarket feels like you’re in Brooklyn, London or Japan rather than Cape Town, with distinctively local new eateries, bars & galleries popping up on its cobbled road ... Read More

Cape’s Best Everyday Eateries

Eat Out magazine crisscrosses South Africa each year to produce a listing of the 500 best restaurants. It's ''SA's best guide to SA's best food''. ... Read More

In ”World’s Top 5 LGBT Destinations”

This ranking further validates why Cape Town is considered the gay capital of South Africa (and the continent)! ... Read More
Award winning dish from The Test Kitchen

Say Bon Appetit to good culinary news

Rather than hear more about what is wrong with the world of late, let's rather celebrate all that is indeed ... Read More

Crowing About Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the world’s top places in which to ''be & see'', but don't just take our word for it, see the accolades and awards the city has received ... Read More

Treasure Hunting for Curiosities

An alternative take on Easter egg treasure hunts - a collection of unmistakably African curiosities in an eclectic building ... Read More

It’s Time To Care

In South Africa we urgently need to stamp out the cruelty around animal rearing industries once and for all ... Read More

Cultivating the Future

its World Food Day. Let's consign hunger & malnutrition to the dustbin of history. And forge a society that protects the right to access of food ... Read More

Top Accolades for South African Brandy

Winner of the Best Brandy and Cognac Producer in the World, South Africa's KWV 20 is a delicious soft brandy with hints of dried apricot, citrus, honey, fruitcake & spices ... Read More

The World’s Best Kept Secret?

Wine Spectator's senior editor James Moleworth says ''For pure wine excitement, it's hard to beat South African right now - coupled with its favourable exchange rate'' ... Read More

Tracing the intersecting lines of African food

Tuleka Prah tells us why the representation of African food needs a makeover, and how she started ''My African Food Map'' ... Read More
Table Mountain Cable way

“Cape Town is the best city in the world for …”

... blending urban culture with the great outdoors - the top of Table Mountain can feel as pristine as when the Dutch first pitched up in the early 17th century ... Read More
Fresh Produce Market

Planting The Seeds

Urban or city farms aren’t a new concept, globally. You can find them on rooftops in Bangkok, San Francisco and London ... Read More

From Bowling Green to Bowl of Greens

The Oranjezicht City Farm is a catalyst for relationship building, nutrition, health, treading lightly on the planet and seeing another way to be in the world ... Read More
Women - Calabash

Support Slow Food Projects

They are models of sustainable agriculture and assert everyone's right to good, clean and fair food ... Read More
Courtesey Visi magazine

A Festive Kickstart

The Foodwinedesign Fair, an annual oasis of style that brings together high-quality, artisanal fare in a convivial atmosphere & sets taste buds alight ... Read More
World’s Top Wine Personalities

World’s Top Wine Personalities

Two South African women shortlisted among the world's most influential figures in wine: Sue Birch of Wines of South Africa & Lynne Sherriff of the Institute of Masters of Wine ... Read More
Triple Bottom Line Champions

Triple Bottom Line Champions

Raise your glass to an innovative local company producing distinctive wines while conserving African wild dogs & their habitat ... Read More
Simply Stellar, A Rare Milestone

Simply Stellar, A Rare Milestone

What an accolade! The highest score ever given to a South African wine, by guru ERobert Parker. What a rarity! A barrel of Muscat d'Alexandrie dating back to 1800. ... Read More
Vergelegen wine estate

Good and Bad Apples

''The real measure of the SA wine industry will be to use the Human Rights Watch report as a stake in the ground'' ... Cathy van Zyl ... Read More
Spatz Sperling, Delhein

Intrepid Trailblazers

Forty years ago some far-sighted winemakers from Stellenbosch pioneered a ''wine route'' ... ... Read More
New Beginnings & Delicious Delights

New Beginnings & Delicious Delights

The birth of a donkey complemented the opening of somewhere delicious - the restaurant Babel, on the restored and revived Baylonstoren estate, where the veggie garden provides seasonal delights and dew fresh delivery to your table, underpinning an innovative, yet simple menu ... Read More
Celebrating Scoops

Celebrating Scoops

The South African film Themba: A Boy Called Hope has scooped an international award. And 14 out of 20 local Cape restaurants have just been nominated for the “2010 Eat Out Top 10 Restaurants” list ... Read More
Champions in Our Own Backyard

Champions in Our Own Backyard

At the 2010 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) held in London, The White Winemaker of the Year went to Callie van Niekerk of Distell, Laborie Alambic Brandy was voted 'Best Brandy in the World' & The Fair Trade Trophy was awarded to Stellar Winery ... Read More
The Essence of Things Mediterranean

The Essence of Things Mediterranean

For me what captures the essence of the Mediterranean are pines and vines and olive trees. So aren't we in the Cape fortunate to have this trilogy on our doorstep? ... Read More
Gourmet Getaways

Gourmet Getaways

Do you like the sound of a ‘’gourmet getaway’’? Does the idea appeal of a ‘’club’’ where like-minded people meet and eat, sip and share, forage and feret? Join us! ... Read More
Mushrooms - edible and poisonous

A Life and Death Encounter

This has everything to do with what we put in our mouths. And nothing to do with soccer (truly). Spent ... Read More
A Taste of the Cape

A Taste of the Cape

A Taste of the Cape is about what’s sizzling around Cape Town. We want to discover more about our back yards - and create a community. Join in! ... Read More