I come from a family of women who cook. My mother had six sisters and almost every one of them was exceptional in the kitchen. Growing up, I took being surrounded by good food for granted, but I only understood this when I started to travel on my own. I had to cook for myself or eat out, and suddenly found that what I was eating lacked the depth I had grown accustomed to.
As a child, I quickly learnt that on visits to my mother’s family in their small farm town, I should dish up quickly and hide my plate under the table before my aunts could take over. A battle would ensue as they tried to wrest the plate from my grip to serve me even more rice and meat.
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The Taste Case
Wikus Human is responsible for recommending wines to pair with the flame-cooked food at David Higgs’s Marble restaurant. We couldn’t think of anyone better to curate this month’s TASTE case to pick your six ultimate braai wines
Anatomy Of A Dish Snoek Pâté Reloaded
There’s no shortage of inventive, delicious, locally flavoured dishes on the menu of Cape Town restaurant Belly of the Beast. But if there’s one dish that people can’t stop talking about, it’s the smoked snoek dip with lightas-air sweet potato crisps. Here’s why
Happy Hour Zest For Life
Start your limoncello project now and in a week you’ll have bottled sunshine – a taste of warmer days to come, says
Food From The Heart
Durban-based author Shubnum Khan honours the women in her family who, for decades, have expressed their love through cooking and sharing excellent food
The Better Butter
Kerrygold Irish butter is made from the milk of grass-fed cows and is loved the world over for its deliciously creamy texture and full-flavoured taste
Everything You Need To Know About Maize Rice
Also known as mielie rice, maize rice is finely cut maize with the bran and germ partially removed. It’s finer than samp and coarser than maize meal, making it a wonderfully textured accompaniment to stews, salads and braais
Rediscovering her mom’s long-lost choc-fudge sauce inspired Sam Woulidge to create her own Tin Roof ice-cream sundae – a braai dessert without pretensions, only the sweetest suburban childhood memories
SPECIAL TRIBUTE Farewell, chef
Lesego Semenya, a.k.a. Les Da Chef, cookbook author, television presenter, TASTE columnist and beloved TASTETube host, passed away in July, after contracting Covid-19. He was just 39
Mogau Seshoene associates winter with her grandmother’s bean curry and the stories that she loved as a child, which is how her summer bean salad became a cold-weather curry
Take Me Back
When international travel opens up again, make Italy your dream destination, says Michelle Coburn, who stockpiled enough incredible food experiences when in Rome, Florence and Venice to keep her spirit satisfied for over a year
The Point Waterfront breathes new life into Durban.
Rebuilding from the unrest
South Africa is exposed to an enormous economic security risk by concentrating most of its trade in KwaZulu-Natal, and the Eastern Cape offers an opportunity to deconcentrate trade.
THROWN INTO THIN AIR
The Durban mom whose act of courage made headlines around the world tells YOU about the agonising moment she decided to hurl her daughter from a building to waiting strangers to save her from a fire set by looters
Sugar industry sets its sights on production of bio-jet fuel
The generation of green energy could become a game-changer for the local sugar industry.
GALLOPING INTO HISTORY
Ashwin Reynolds, the first person of colour to own a Durban July winner, dedicates the victory to the “uncles at the tote”
A Beautiful Farm That Makes An Ideal Spot For Hunting And Fishing
Enjoy the freedom of being the only guests at this farmhouse, just off the N3 en route to Durban, where you can enjoy a variety of actvities, or simply relax and unwind, says Riaan Hattingh.
Raptors in RESIDENCE
The crowned eagles of the African rainforest don’t mind life among people. In Durban, South Africa, these raptors can be watched right from the living room.
A day at the beach that turned into a dramatic event strengthens these Durban BFFs’ relationship
Grasping At Straws
Ndabezinhle finds hope and healing following the untimely death of her best friend Mnqobi.
The singer exclusively tells us about her new album and growing Rosefest that celebrates women