Dax Villanueva: Should you cook with olive oil?

This question is very common and there is a misconception that one should not cook with olive oil but only add it after cooking. Some people believe that olive oil has a lower ‘smoking point’ than other oils and that if it reaches that point it becomes carcinogenic. This is not entirely true. In fact […]

April 21, 2016
by Dax Villanueva
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Dax Villanueva: Flos Olei 2016 – A Guide to the World of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Flos Olei guide is widely recognised as the only international and multi-lingual guide to olive oil. Published in English and Italian, this guide to the world of extra virgin olive oil offers a broad view of olive growing across the world. Now in its seventh edition, Flos Olei recognises and publishes the top olive […]

March 24, 2016
by Dax Villanueva
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Marthélize Tredoux: On food, copyright and trademarks

A recent back-and-forth on Twitter between some winos and chef-types (see here) piqued my interest around the issue of protecting food (and, specifically signature plating) in terms of intellectual property. The conversation began with the question of whether or not restaurants should allow customers to take pictures of dishes. This led to comments around how […]

March 23, 2016
by Marthelize Tredoux
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Dax Villanueva: Baleia – the pride of Riversdale

There is a new compulsory stop on the Garden Route. If you’re travelling on the N2 through Riversdale, just before Mossel Bay, you’ll want to call in at Baleia Wines. Why? Well, that’s easy to answer. They have amazing wines and divine olive oil to sell you, but also they have a lovely little restaurant […]

February 11, 2016
by Dax Villanueva
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Dax Villanueva: Vergenoegd – satisfaction has been achieved!

Satisfaction has been achieved. That’s the meaning of the word Vergenoegd, which is also the name of the first wine farm you’ll encounter on the Stellenbosch Wine Route if you come from Cape Town via the N2. Turn left onto Baden Powell Drive and you’ll very shortly see Vergenoegd wine estate on your right hand […]

January 13, 2016
by Dax Villanueva
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Dax Villanueva: Introducing Chaloner olive products and preserves

The farm Falcon’s Nest, tucked away in the Stellenbosch Mountains just off Blaauwklippen road, is home to the Chaloner brand. This 14ha farm has an array of organically grown fruit orchards, namely olives, plums, lemons and oranges which are grown in organically fertilized orchards. Chaloner believes in quality over quantity and aims to retain that […]

November 2, 2015
by Christian
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David Donde: Advice on starting your own coffee shop

Another week, another new coffee roastery opens up in the Mother City. Like some sinister underground movement, the number swells. Welcome to the dark side of coffee. Unfortunately the group isn’t organised. A shambles of new roasters really, usually no more than coffee enthusiasts with a dream. All fighting for a place in the sun. […]

October 1, 2015
by David Donde
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Dax Villanueva: Four Essential Tips for Storing Olive Oil

Olive oil being a product of a fruit, unlike wine, does not mature with age and is at its best straight after pressing. The fresher the olive oil the better. There are so many health benefits that olive oil provides when consumed, as with the flavor of olive oil, these benefits start to degrade over […]

September 30, 2015
by Dax Villanueva
with 0 Comments
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