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Book review: Durban Curry – So Much of Flavour

I read and reviewed lots of lovely cookbooks in 2014 but Erica Platter and Clinton Friedman’s Durban Curry - So Much of Flavour (PawPaw...

10 (or so) of the best Valentine’s Day restaurants

Saint Valentine (if he existed at all) was a 4th century celibate who was clubbed to death and then also beheaded. Many of those...

Dax Villanueva: On the SA Olive Commitment To Compliance Seal

Observant visitors will notice something in common between many wine farms, apart from the elements that constitute wine making. That is the presence of...

Recipe: Cape malay chicken curry

Serve with basmati rice and sambals. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 tbsp (15ml) olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 2 tbsp...

Dax Villanueva: What do wine and olive oil have in common?

Wine and olive oil may seem like two very different products but in actual fact, they have a lot more in common that you...

Recipe: Pasta Arrabiata

The heat is on. Serves 4 Ingredients: olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 chilli, deseeded...

Solms-Delta Picnic – review

We are back at Solms-Delta for a picnic. Today we’re under a tree by the river. We’ve laid our picnic blankets on this exact...

Dax Villanueva: Morgenster and the development of the SA olive industry

Giulio Bertrand is well known in the wine industry for the excellent wines produced by his Somerset West wine estate Morgenster . But many...