Our heritage should be celebrated year-round says Chef Ukhonaye

I have the pleasure of knowing this talented, incredible human – living his truth and, celebrating his heritage and embracing his future. Take a look at his take on a “cheffy” Umngqusho Arancini. Chef Ukhonaye Mconi believes that it’s time South Africans started embracing and promoting their own cuisine. “It’s all very well talking about…

Women Power in Hospitality

The hospitality environment is a demanding industry that not only requires passion and motivation at each level of the organisation but also leaders that support, guide and nurture its employees. Support, guide and nurture – three words that are more commonly associated with women and their style of management than their male counterparts. So, why…

Win an exclusive chance to spend a day with the Cape Leopard Trust

… just one of five fabulous prizes in the Nitida Winery competition. Following a hugely successful competition, which was held in early June, Nitida Wine Estate has launched a second competition with bigger and better prizes than ever. Simply put, anyone who places an order for 12 bottles or more of Nitida wine, via the…

Celebrate the resumption of wine sales and WIN with Nitida!

Following its hugely successful competition, which was held in early June, Nitida Wine Estate, is launching a second competition with bigger and better prizes than ever. And it comes just in time as the country moves to level 2 of lockdown and the resumption of wine sales comes into effect. Says Nitida’s Bernhard Veller: “We…

Wine, Women and Waterkloof  

Winemaker Nadia Barnard-Langenegger is the talent and touch behind the range of Waterkloof wines which include Astraeus MCC, Circle of Life, Circumstance, Seriously Cool and False Bay & Peacock Wild Ferment. These award-winning wines are celebrated by wine enthusiasts globally with the Peacock Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc recently chosen by Wine of-the-Month Club (WotMC), South Africa’s…

Wine in a Time of Lockdown

With the re-imposition of the ban on the sale and delivery of alcohol announced recently, there is no doubt the beer, wine and spirits industry is going to be heavily and – perhaps irreversibly – affected. Indeed, in her blog The Brewmistress, Lucy Corne writes that results released by the Craft Brewers Association Of South Africa,…

It’s a family affair at this wine business

The Wine-of-the-Month Club is the oldest wine club in South Africa. It started with an idea by Colin Collard – who hailed from a background in direct advertising that had nothing to do with wine – back in 1986. For him, wine was a passion, not a career, but his marketing savvy helped him to…

No Wine? No Problem! Three Marvellous Mocktails to make at Home

With more and more households running out wine, beer and other alcoholics, and the ban on the sale of them still in place, we asked some of the lecturers from Capsicum Culinary Studio to come up with a couple of cocktails that were not only non-alcoholic, but equally delicious and perhaps just a little healthier…

No Wine? No Problem! Three Marvellous Mocktails to make at Home

With more and more households running out wine, beer and other alcoholics, and the ban on the sale of them still in place, we asked some of the lecturers from Capsicum Culinary Studio to come up with a couple of cocktails that were not only non-alcoholic, but equally delicious and perhaps just a little healthier…

Stirring things up with Nini Jerman

STIR! it UP is the brainchild of Stellenbosch-based Nini Jerman who two years ago embarked on a journey to develop a healthy alternative to those ready-made sauces that were loaded with ingredients which, she says, “read more like a science lab experiment than something I wanted to put into my children’s tummies.” After much experimenting…

Talking Wine with Charlie Stein

Charlie Stein, youngest son of acclaimed British chef and restaurateur Rick Stein admits he probably has one of the best jobs in the world – tasting and selecting the wines that will feature on the wine lists of his fathers’ eight England-based restaurants. Charlie also gets to travel extensively, as the guest of winemakers the…

Wining and dining with Jack Stein in South Africa

When your father is acclaimed British chef and restaurateur Rick Stein, food is sure to play a large part in family life.

It’s little wonder, then, that sons Jack and Charlie are following in his footsteps in Wine, Dine & Stein, a lifestyle series exploring the wine and food of Cape Town’s Durbanville Valley.

Wine, Dine & Stein to Screen on People°s Weather Channel

The 13-part food and wine series, Wine, Dine & Stein, that was filmed in Cape Town’s Durbanville Wine Valley, has been snapped up by the People°s Weather channel (DStv 180) and will start broadcasting on Sunday, April 19, at 18:00.

Capsicum Campus Head to speak at Creative Industries Career

Nadia Barnard, Principal at Capsicum Culinary Studio’s Rosebank campus in Johannesburg, is one of the speakers taking part in the Career Guidance Workshops at the Creative Industries Career Expo, taking place at Museum Africa, Newtown from March 11 to 13.