Tamatiestraat cooking class experience in Stellenbosch

If you’ve always been a bit intimidated by the thought of formal cooking classes, Tamatiestraat Cooking School’s relaxed, friendly vibe and fresh, innovative approach to food will be right up your alley. In fact, you’ll probably end up laughing as much as you’ll sharpen your cooking skills, thanks to the foodie couple’s quirky kitchen chemistry and […]

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House of the Machines in Cape Town: Bikes, brews & bros

The House of Machines is the Mother City’s preferred destination for all things cool, thunderous and fast. Housed in a historic workhouse smack-dab in die heart of the busting CBD, this decidedly rugged space offers everything from coffee and craft beer to live music, menswear and custom bikes. The House of Machines (THoM) is the […]

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Classic Cocktail: the new old thing the Tom Collins cocktail

Named after a prank that was played on the unsuspected citizens of New York in 1874, the Tom Collins cocktail has earned itself the reputation of one of the most iconic gin based cocktails of all time. The original hoax went something like this: A friend would tell you, with great concern, that he just overhead […]

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Eatsplorer Tom Collins Cocktail

Classic cocktail: the spicy yet zesty Moscow Mule

Folklore and tale surrounds the origins of the Moscow Mule cocktail but the popularity of this drink remains undisputed. Legend has it that three merchant friends each with surplus stock of vodka, ginger beer and copper mugs put their problems together and came up with this refreshing cocktail whilst watering their sorrows in the bar […]

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Marlene van der Westhuizen Cook’s Club cooking classes in Cape Town

The perfect mid-week treat, Cook’s Club offers intimate cooking classes in the heart of Green Point with chef and cookbook author Marlene van der Westhuizen. In this informative class Marlene demonstrates her excellent cooking skills gathered from years of experience in classic French cooking. Highlights Sitting around Marlene’s beautiful dining room table Great break in the week […]

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Modern Classic Cocktail: the summery Gin Basil Smash Granita

The addition of copious amounts of fresh basil means that the Gin Basil Smash is virtually a vegetable and certainly a delightful way to get one of your ‘five-a-day’. We have mover and shaker of mixology Joerg Meyer to thank for inventing the ingenious modern classic cocktail, the Gin Basil Smash, at Le Lion Bar […]

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Urban foraging and cooking in Cape Town

There are edible treasures growing wild all over Cape Town; you just have to know where to look. And that’s where Charlie Standing, also known as the Urban Hunter Gatherer, comes in. Foraging is his forte, and after spending a day with him, you’re guaranteed to look at your surrounds in a whole new light. […]

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