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Durban chef channels her business ethic from motherhood

Under normal circumstances, chef Phumzile Mbinda (36) would be preparing to cater the biggest event on the Durban social calendar. As a regular caterer...

Get back to the kitchen, Mzansi!

Cooking is not time consuming, says Errieda du Toit. There is a need to break this stigma brought on by the convenience of fast...

Food is an expression of love, says food TV presenter

The novel coronavirus has turned our world upside down, but at least it has brought some new perspective, says food TV presenter Abidah Mohammed (52).   This is especially useful...

Chef has dreams beyond the professional kitchen

For chef Tefo Mokgoro (33) food is a creative conquest that tests both patience and ingenuity. While he admits that being a chef is hard work, his grit and passion...

Failure was never an option for tenacious chef

For Western Cape-born chef Dale Stevens, there is duality in cooking.  The 29-year-old culinary maestro believes that when you cook, you apply both the heart and the mind.   On the one...

Giyani-born DJ keeps people dancing to his food beats

Cooking and music are one and the same, says Paul Hlaisi, a Limpopo-born cook and food consultant who, every now and then, also hits the decks as a part-time DJ. He...

Retired rugby player honours mother’s legacy through food

Social media is abuzz with “lockdown chefs” who have taken to the kitchen to express their creativity. For many, cooking has become more than a hobby, it has been a way...

‘Food connects, food is love, food is community’

Food has the innate ability to connect souls, believes cookbook author Dianne Bibby. Food is a universal language, says the 52-year-old Johannesburg native who is also a food...

The future was written in the cosmos for chef Tharwat Londt

Chef Tharwat Londt (35) is no stranger to the professional kitchen, having started his career in food at age 19. Since then he says there has never been...

Farming chef is inspired by African food

From the day a vegetable or herb is planted in the earth until the day it is picked, packaged and shipped off, Saveria Nkalashe wants to be fully involved in every step...

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AgriSETA Learner Connect: Meet a fish farmer

Leslie Ter Morshuizen (52) has always been passionate about fish. In fact, he was breeding goldfish and tilapia as a young boy on their...

Didiza appoints interim board for troubled state veterinary company

The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, has appointed a new interim board for Onderstepoort Biological Products (OBP) and ordered...

Hurry up, journalism programme for aspiring writers still open

Do you live in the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal or the Western Cape? Then there might still be a spot for you to join an...

Covid-19 ‘put black female representation in restaurants on the back burner’

In a world where professional kitchens have long been dominated by white males, Dr Anna Trapido believes that it is about high time that...

RECIPE: Sorghum flapjacks

Food anthropologist, author, chef and commentator Dr Anna Trapido is not a fan of quinoa, as widely touted as it is. When it comes...