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Social Eating, more than a trend

Now it’s turned into an innovative way of approaching food and food cultures.


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Red, timeless elegance

Since the antiquity, red colour has been the symbol of life, but also of


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Dreamlike design for unusual domestic spaces

Versatile and original, its shapes are always evocative because it is meant to


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City Guides

A journey through local flavors


The Afrikaans word “bree” means “broad” and this wide, pedestrian-friendly street has quickly become a desirable food culture address. Two of the o

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Secrets of taste

Taste Inspirations

Secrets of taste

A stroll through the history of the most beloved ingredients

Early settlers to South Africa brought ingredients and culinary traditions that have taken root and come to form the diverse cuisine of the Rainbow Nation.

Beyond the winelands of Franschhoek, which were planted by French Huguenot refugees in the late 1600s, there is the Cape Malay community, originally from Indonesia and drafted in by the Dutch to work.

Few fruits have the cultural resonance or play such a central role in literature and religious iconography as the pomegranate.

From the bible to the Qur’an, Arabian Nights to the Greek myth of Persephone, the pomegranate, with its unusual structure and fleshy, blood-red seeds and juice have captured the imagination over centuries and become an integral ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine.

Travel in Central or South America and you’ll find it hard to avoid the succulent and once- considered sacred avocado, not only because these fruits are often the size of footballs in their native territory, but because they’re loved and cherished in the regional diet.

Think of South American cuisine and razor clams are not likely to be the first thing that will spring to mind – especially when the continent’s litany of colourful street food, grilled meats, stews, salads and soups are so well-­‐known. But the region’s seafood and, in particular, its razor clams –“navajas” or “navajuelas” in Spanish-­‐speaking countries – are one of continent’s best-­‐kept secrets.

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Once Upon a Bite

Nelson Mandela and Mrs Verwoerd’s koeksisters

At around midday on a Tuesday in August 1995, the residents of the tiny town of Orania in the vast, empty expanse of the Karoo region in the Northern Cape province stared into the deep blue sky as a South African Air Force helicopter appeared abo

Nelson Mandela and Mrs Verwoerd’s koeksisters