One of Africa’s treasures is its diversity of people, cultures and traditions. This is clearly reflected in our diverse cuisine. From the Cape Malay flavours of Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap, to the fresh and citrusy flavours of coastal Kenya, Africa is a melting pot of some of the world’s best dishes.
In celebration of Heritage Month, follow these foodies who proudly share the unique flavours of their regions with the world on Instagram:
Aftrad Village Kitchen
Joana Yeboah-Acheampong of Aftrad Village Kitchen shared traditional Ghanaian recipes and the process involved in making them through her live streams.
Siba Mtongana has not only captured the hearts of South Africans, becoming a household name since season one of Siba’s Table, but has also gone on to inspire delicious cooking around the world that is – as the term the award-winning South African chef is famous for – simply, “va-va-voom!”
From classic recipes she’s effortlessly redefined into modern staples to unique dishes, Mtongana has conquered the Food Network, both locally and abroad. The first two seasons are among the highest-rating programmes on Food Network SA, and were the first South African programmes to be broadcast on the US Cooking Channel. She returns to our screens…
Picture an eatery nestled in the heart of Cape Town that only serves dishes made up of seasonal, locally sourced produce and where the menu – which will offer no menu options or set number of courses – changes every day to the excitement of only 20 patrons. This is the vision of Neil Swart and his business partner, Anouchka Horn of the famed Arugula Bistro in Welgemoed. The pair are set to revitalise the Capetonian dining experience through Belly of the Beast.
With the location soon to be revealed, it will be a nose-to-tail eatery that will ensure that every part of the…
Mexican cuisine currently has South Africans salivating, as its flavours and flair steadily sweep through the nation. It is so popular that in 2016, Famous Brands – of Mugg & Bean, Wimpy, Debonairs and Steers fame – acquired a 51% controlling stake in Fourways’ Salsa Mexican Grill to get a jump start on what is sees as the next big thing in the South African fast-casual restaurant environments.
Yes, it’s that time of the year for putting your plans for the festive season in place. If you’ll be enjoying a staycation in Johannesburg, or visiting the vibrant city from places far and near, the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff has your festive season dining with friends and families covered.
Sunday 24 December 2017
Enjoy lunch at Flames from 12pm-2pm or a family dinner from 7pm-11pm at R1 200 per person to kick off the festive celebrations. Indulge in an extravagant cheese table with whole local and international cheeses, served with crackers, lavash, homemade chutneys and preserves, while being serenaded…
A bit of Christmas cheer at any time of the year certainly can’t hurt, and Tsogo Sun spread just that with its chefs’ culinary prowess this July.
The hotel chain’s Christmas in July tasting menu, held at Punchinello’s at Southern Sun Montecasino, comprised festive dishes by eight top chefs from Tsogo Sun’s leading restaurants.
The eight-dish menu was prepared by chefs Kenneth Ngubane, Ruben Daniels, Deena Naidoo, Mathew Foxon, Sandi Richmond, Gareth Jordaan, Clinton Bonhomme and Prenolan Naidoo.
To set the tone, Ruben Daniels of Back O’ the Moon at Gold Reef City served up watermelon and goat’s cheese salad with gingerbread-spiced yoghurt and…