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This recipe is a low-carb, low-fat Lasagna!


Hugh Jackman wants you to drink better coffee

The coffee you’re drinking may harm people or the planet, and Hugh Jackman wants to change that.
The Australian actor, best known for his role as Wolverine on X-Men, stars in a new documentary exploring the role that socially responsible coffee plays in helping African farmers.


Countertop draught system makes bad beer good

I like — nay — love beer. But I’ll be honest, when I first heard about Fizzics and its promise to deliver the perfect pour of tap-quality beer from any can or bottle I dismissed it. It seems like the sort of silly snake oil you’d find in SkyMall or Sharper Image. But, I gave Philip Petracca, the CEO of the company the opportunity to convince me otherwise.


New blood alcohol sensors could make cars shut down if they sense drivers are over the legal drinking limit

Blood alcohol sensor technology might cause cars to shut down if they sense drivers are over the legal blood alcohol limit, it has been revealed.


Why is Barack Obama drinking beer at 11am?

Angela Merkel welcomed Barack Obama to the G7 summit with a traditional Bavarian breakfast on Sunday – complete with a half-litre of beer.


An age-old tequila-making craft is in danger of dying out

The skills of the jimador are traditionally passed from father to son but, although demand for tequila is booming, the younger generation are deserting the land.


Johannesburg gets its first `Pestaurant` pop-up that serves up insects

Crickets normally have a cardboardy, puffed wheat kind of taste. Worms eaten on their own are also bland, but when put into chocolate brownies, they taste like peanuts.


Amorim Cap Classique Awards give Fizz to Cape Wine 2015

The winners in this year’s Amorim Cap Classique Challenge will take centre stage at the week of Cape Wine 2015, the South African wine industry’s international showcase when the results are announced at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa on 14 September.


The Glen Carlou launches the Curator’s Collection

While many of you have already consumed some of the wines from the new Curator’s range, Glen Carlou has officially launched the range to some local wine media at the end of April.


Distell glass disaster: more revelations

The news that one of the Distell wine brands sold in the UK and now recalled for glass fragments in the bottle is called Secret Cellar comes as a surprise. For in SA, Secret Cellar is a widely sold bu


Pinotage with one of the best views in the world

They say that location makes all the difference when purchasing property or starting a business.


Wifi Monday: Borage Bistro

Being situated at the bottom of Cape Town's tallest building do have it's perks. Since Borage Bistro opened it's doors in the Portside Building this year, a steady stream of  FNB suits descent on


Brandy Fusion JHB 2015 

It was that time of the year again!  The annual Brandy Fusion festival where craft potstill brandies and brandy lifestyle is exhibited. You get to see the glitz and glamour of the up and coming bra


Saleh’s Bakery — restaurant review

I should know better, and in theory I do, but somehow I always forget about Fridays in Mayfair. Last week I did my usual stupid thing and arrived in this inner city, predominantly Muslim, Johannesburg


The wines we drink: L’Avenir Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

A cosy Friday winter evening at a wine farm in Stellenbosch was just what we needed after the miserable winter weather that hit Cape Town last week.  The folks at L’Avenir invited us for a 4-


MENU’s Aegean Odyssey. Day 13: Athens to Diakofto

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Eikendal wys sy staal as cabernet sauvignon-produsent

Eikendal, die trots van die Saager-familie van Switserland wat geleë is in Suid-Afrika se befaamde rooiwynstreek tussen Stellenbosch en Somerset-Wes, het opnuut sy staal as ’n produsen


Fairview Caldera 2013 & Fairview Viognier 2014 — 08.06.2015

This week on Die Vine Intervention, I presented to the panel two outstanding Fairview Wines, they are the Fairview Caldera 2013 and the Fairview Viognier 2014. Die Vine Intervention is a series of pod


Nederburg Ingenuity new releases

As the name might suggest, the Ingenuity tier of wines from Nederburg has always been less about terroir and more a vehicle for the winemaking team to display both their technical nous and creative fl


Cabernet Sauvignon Public Tasting — Cape Town

Please join for an informative seated tasting of some the top performing wines in the Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2015. The tasting will be presented by Eedes along with Wa


Chardonnay and other prejudices

I sometime get alarmed by a certainly flexibility of my prejudices. There’s also, admittedly a countervailing bit of smug satisfaction in feeling able to claim some open-mindedness. Such is the


Mulderbosch Faithful Hound 2013 — 06.06.2015

I love wine with a story. Few wines from the Cape have a story as poignant as this one. It is the story of the Faithful Hound who, after his master’s death, still waits for him to come home aft


Roast butternut & Swiss chard barley risotto — Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby is a star at vegetarian food.  She is such an inspiration to me as she makes her dishes look beautiful, aromatic, and punchy full with flavour.  As a result, they are so easy to mat


Chrisna’s Olives Meet High Standards

Chrisna was first introduced to olives when her landlady went on vacation, leaving her with a few buckets of fermenting olives and [Category: Blog, Breaking News, Business, Food, Paarl, Stellenbosch,


Veggie burgers — Sophia Lindop

Sophia Lindop’s Lebanese-Afrikaans upbringing and her love for food, instilled in her by her mother and grandmother, makes for some interesting food from her kitchen.  We are fortunate that s


Taste the Helderberg 2015

The NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West is set to be a one stop wine route of home-grown deliciousness, when Taste [Category: Breaking News, Events, Somerset West, Wine, Winelands, Avontuur, Helder