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RECIPE: Chakalaka, as enjoyed by Barack Obama

Marabi Club  head Chef Katlego Mlambo  recalls  one of the most memorable highlights  of his 10-year career  as the day Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and...

Chef Mbombi’s food is entwined with his Xitshonga culture

Gentle giant Mbonani Daniel Mbombi’s love for African food has crept into the hearts of many South Africans. Widely known for his traditional dishes,...

Don’t let closed doors stop you, says young farmer

Karabo Rampete’s name could be a synonym for perseverance. After being diagnosed with a liver disease, this feisty 32-year-old refused to sit back and...

Magazine legend Dorah Sitole is still cooking

“I cook to keep our food culture alive,” says 66-year-old Dorah Sitole. The former editor of True Love magazine believes her food will perish...

Self-taught cook turns her food blog into a viable business

Food blogger and self-taught cook Vanessa Dossi was sceptical when her followers encouraged her to host cooking classes and cater. This nudge was just...

RECIPE: Slow Cooked Tripe

In 2016 Vanessa Dossi, a 28-year-old digital marketer and self-taught cook, turned her food blog into a lucrative business and she hasn’t looked back....

RECIPE: Mopane Worm Chocolate Tree and Ginger Crumble Soil

For Unaty Daniel (37), becoming a chef was never something she planned, although her grandmother worked in the culinary industry. Before finding something that...

RECIPE: Local maize favourites Umdoko, Umqa and Maize Spiral Chips

The people of Mzansi are known for their love of corn or mealies. It’s a staple food in most households that give us our...

RECIPE: Karabo Phiri’s Chicken Necks

Karabo Phiri finds contentment when she is cooking. The 24-year-old runs the Cooking with Karabo catering company and also provides décor services. She says...

Call them walkie talkies or phoenix feet – chicken feet are a healthy treat

South Africa has a distinctive food culture and a world class collection of traditional meals. Biltong, bobotie, gatsby, bunny chow and amagwinya (vetkoek) are...

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Fuel-price reprieve could stabilise rising input costs

The slight drop in the price of fuel is good news for farmers who are busy harvesting, says Paul Makube, a senior agricultural economist...

Farmer torn between career and motherhood

Compromising mother hen in Bloemfontein writesI gave birth to a beautiful baby boy just four months ago. I am 35 and would like to...