Keeping the love alive. These 8 food creators in Cape Town, South Africa win my heart. Yes, the list can go on and will. But this is what comes to mind for now. Guide yourself down this golden road of food happiness that #willmakeyourday and please share with me your favourites to add! 1. CupCake […]
So how do we track back in time to find the origins, the stories of how our favorite foods began? Who put fortunes in cookies and tomato sauce on spaghetti? Food pairings and cultural dishes have a long history. From spice trades, to climate regions, culinary history continues to evolve. Natural food traditions complement […]
First taste of chocolate. Do you remember? Remember the joy of opening a chocolate bar? A journalist recently visited Cocoa farmers to film their first taste of chocolate. Their reaction reminded me of the stories revealed by young child worker’s on cocoa farms in Ivory Coast in the Documentary: Semi-Sweet. Re-post of a film review […]
Would you ever say, “I’m a Entomo-tarian and love crickets roasted and tossed in sea salt and cayenne pepper and covered in chocolate?” Considering bugs as grub gives way for the future of Pestaurants, cricket flour protein bars and stinkbug snacks being served in city centres across the globe. With two other curious minds, adventurous taste buds […] […]
“Is there rain and gale force winds on your side?” “No.” “Okay, then we’ll meet you at the forest gate at 7:15” In Cape Town, winter brings sloshy puddles and leaf layers on the forest floor. Mushrooms, like stars fallen from the galaxy, pop out of the ground in diverse shapes, forms, colours and size. This […]
Our future is bright! When I got the opportunity to help design and facilitate environmental education lessons around various food topics with students around the Western Cape-I was amazed by what these fresh young minds are thinking. Two different workshops hosted by the City of Cape Town’s Youth Environmental Programme YES and Leaders of the Future [ […]
Edible Sea Vegetable: SeaWeed I confess, my kitchen turns into edible science experiments almost every day. Seaweed is my new ingredient in the kitchen lab. Once you get to know the nutritional facts and the familiar taste of popcorn it has when nori (a type of seaweed) is roasted on the fire, then you’ll definitely […]
The more time we spend using whole food ingredients, the more curious we become of their source and qualities. We may begin to ask questions such as – “How do eggplants grow?” “Can I eat the green tops of carrots?” “What can grape leaves be used for?” “Are those mulberries?” Our curiosity for nature and […]
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