Down, Not Out: Social Distancing Takes Its Toll On Food Producers, Caterers And Markets

Imagine you?re a professional caterer. This week you had bookings to feed 500 people on one day, and 850 on another. You?ve prepared, ordered and paid. And boom! ... it?s all gone.


Restaurants Under Siege #1: Cape Town: Determined To Survive A Pandemic – And The Winter Beyond

The economic knock-on effect of the Covid-19 pandemic is already hitting South African restaurants hard. From closures to adapted services, Cape Town restaurants and wine farms are doing their best to

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Sponsored Content: The Future Of Whisky

The Glenlivet makes moves to reach a new generation of whisky drinkers. New Look, Same Original Taste.


The Gen On Gin: The Craft Gin Scene Is A Phenomenon – But Beware Of Fakes

The craft gin craze is everywhere as hobbyists turn their garage and stoep ventures into profitable businesses. But who?s really crafting fine gins, and who is hoodwinking us with flavoured vodkas? It


Cricket: After Tea Fight Back By Proteas Bowlers Leaves Final Test Against England Evenly Poised Going Into Day 2

After England?s opening pair put England in the driving seat early on in the final Test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa?s bowling attack fought to leave the match balanced at th


Maverick Citizen: Eastern Cape: Alcohol Abuse: Community Closes Down Shebeens After Fatal December Violence

Following the deaths of two young men just before Christmas last year, the Libode community closed five shebeens in their village. While the Eastern Cape Liquor Board was careful not to discourage the


Somm People: The Rising Tide Of Sommeliers In South Africa

What is a sommelier certification worth? How much does a sommelier?s specialist wine knowledge matter to diners? And who are they, anyway, and how do you become one?


Luke?s Mentors: Luke Dale Roberts Honours His Peers With A ?trip Around The British Isles?

The Test Kitchen?s Luke Dale Roberts invited his mentors who shaped his career to join him in Cape Town for four fabulous meals.

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We?ll Drink To That: From Classic Old Fashioneds To Modern Martinis

Once just a mixture of spirits, sugar, water, and bitters, the cocktail has come a long way since the 1860s.


Maverick Life Wellness: Should You Be Drinking Kombucha?

Said to aid digestion, improve gut health and act as a source of probiotics, kombucha has made a name for itself in the wellness industry, but is the fermented tea all it?s made out to be?

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