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Sweet potato gnocchi with burnt sage butter sauce

A sort of pasta for potato lovers – who doesn’t love these soft little pillows of deliciousness? Gnocchi have a reputation for being a little tricky to make, so with not a single nonna to call upon for help we roped in chef Lapo Magni of Lapo’s Kitchen in Cape Town to share his expertise and […]

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Cacio e pepe – temperamental and gritty, but oh so delicious

Hearty cacio e pepe quite simply symbolizes Rome in a bowl. This ancient Roman pasta dish is temperamental (the heat of the pepper contrasted with the silky rich full flavour of the cheese), gritty (the grainy mouth-feel of pepper and cheese), and spirited (vigorous tossing required to blend the ingredients). It is best made with more than one […]

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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 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 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