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South Africa

Shopping in the buff at Nude Foods in Cape Town

Nowadays everything from strawberries and cucumbers to almond flour, chickpeas and honey come smothered in plastic, which makes its way home with us. It is estimated that consumers on average use 50 – 150 kilograms of plastic per person per year. This is why we are extremely excited that the packaging-free shopping trend has been sweeping the […]

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First ever truffle hunting experience in South Africa: hunt for black gold at the Anthonij Rupert Estate

Truffles are the stuff of legend in culinary circles. Earthy, pungent and exquisitely musky, this member of underground fungi family might not look like much at first sight (it looks a little like an irregular, rough-skinned potato to be quite frank), but oh heavens it makes magic on a plate in the hands of a […]

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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 the Moscow Mule cocktail whilst watering their sorrows in the bar […]

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Moscow Mule cocktail recipe

Traditional Persian love cake – a helpful recipe to win over hearts

Perfumed and lightly spiced the Persian Love Cake exudes the air of mystery and delight of exotic places delicately hidden in the flavourful crumb. Shrouded in a tale of love enchantment and laced with alluring ingredients such as cardamom, rose water and pistachio who could possibly resist this sweet temptation? What better way to win […]

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Secret sundowners on the beach in Cape Town

At the end of the day, when the Mother City gets ready to swap her sweeping blue mantel for a jaunty mid-night blue cape spangled with a thousand stars, the lingering reprieve of her magnificent sunset calls for a cold one. This is the ideal time to get together over cocktails to wind down with […]

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