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Edible mushroom cultivation workshop in Cape Town

Gary Goldman, Cape Town’s original Mushroom Fundi, is all set to show you how, with a little patience, some cardboard and a hardwood log, you can grow your own shiitakes and oyster mushrooms from here on out. Just imagine the bragging rights at your next dinner party: “Oh these? I grew them, actually. No big […]

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Weekend pastry masterclass with Theresa de Vries at African Relish in Prince Albert

The mini break of your dreams and a chance to cook alongside pastry fundi Theresa de Vries, beloved contestant on Kokkedoor 1 on kykNET? We ain’t kidding. And it gets better. In between sharpening your kitchen skills and tucking into epic meals, you’ll get the chance to explore the quaint Karoo village, meeting the local foodies […]

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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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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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