De Warenmarkt: Stellenbosch’s coolest artisanal foodie collective

Located at the heart of the Stellenbosch historic district and inspired by the Cape of Good Hope’s legacy as trade post, De Warenmarkt is a bustling artisanal food market and friendly local watering hole all rolled into one. When the historical building at the corner of Ryneveld and Plein street in Stellenbosch became available after […]

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French cooking adventure with Marlene van der Westhuizen in Charroux

Join celebrated South African chef and author Marlene van der Westhuizen on a 6-day cooking adventure in the 12th century French medieval village of Charroux, Allier. Set in the rugged Auvergne region deep in the heart of Bourbonnais near Vichy, the Van der Westhuizens’ charming 15th century home, Bagatelle, is now the setting of immersive […]

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Classic Cocktail: the Mojito practically begs to cool you down on a hot summers day

From its humble beginnings in the sugarcane fields of Cuba, the Mojito went on to conquer the world as a favorite of dignitaries, writers, celebrities, cocktail aficionados and tourists alike. Now, it’s impossible to imagine summertime anywhere without this refreshing drink. Despite its simple recipe, the checkered history of the Mojito is as captivating as it […]

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Watermelon shooters: juicy summer thirst-quencher with a healthy kick

There are few better ways to kick off a summer bash than ice cold shooters served in edible watermelon shot glasses. A little bit naughty but with some redeeming nutritious goodness these little suckers packs a real taste punch. The epitome of height of summer goodness watermelon is the quintessential warm weather antidote with some […]

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Classic Cocktail: the oldie but goodie Bloody Mary cocktail

Known for its perfect flavour balance of savory and spicy with a little bit of sweetness, the Bloody Mary cocktail is a drink that was designed with 11h00 on Sunday in mind. The epitome of an oldie but a goodie The Bloody Mary was created almost a century ago although the precise facts of its […]

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