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Chef’s dreams come to life in Joburg eatery

It is no secret that the impact of Covid-19 disruptions nearly decimated the global hospitality industry. Lockdown and restrictive regulations proved true the adage, “only the strong will survive,” as it was...

Sports can change lives, says award-winning chef

Multi award-winning Mzansi chef David Higgs says his recipe for success is working diligently and consistently. Higgs launched his own cooking school and catering company almost 20 years ago and today...

Siba sets the table for international success

Award-winning celebrity chef Sibahle “Siba” Mtongana found her love for food in her mother’s kitchen. As a wife, mother of four, businesswoman, author and presenter of the renowned international television series...

From waiter to celebrity chef

Pete Goffe-Wood, widely known as Mzansi’s Kitchen Cowboy, started his brilliantly crafted career as a waiter 33 years ago and never looked back. Today the 54-year-old celebrity chef owns two restaurants and...

Traditional food ‘has a story to tell’

Chef Farzana Alvarado believes that every traditional dish has a rich history with a story to tell “about its origin, how it’s prepared and how it brings people together”. Culture, she says,...

Methoa Zitha wears his love for food on his sleeve

He is not a qualified chef, but Methoa Zitha wears his love for food on his sleeve. Zitha’s willpower to move past the circumstances in which he was raised has opened...

Former waitress becomes a successful chef

Unaty Daniel has chased a number of careers, but in the end it was food and cooking that stole her heart. The 37-year-old from King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape...

Leigh-Ann Modise’s culinary career starts off at a gallop

Fresh out of college and at just 22, Leigh-Ann Modise is already making waves in the culinary world. Besides cooking for a number of dignitaries, she’s worked as an assistant chef...

Cooking was part of God’s plan

Karabo Phiri had a business science degree in hand with plans of becoming an economist, but her love for food and obsession with Asian cuisine redirected her to the culinary world. “This...

Sebastian Newman always knew his future would be filled with food

A sweet Sunday obsession in the kitchen turned out to be the stepping stone for Sebastian Newman’s skyrocketing culinary career. The 23-year-old chef, food stylist and content producer has already rubbed...

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Weekend weather: Fire warnings for parts of Mzansi

The weekend is here, and a number of weather warnings have been issued for parts of Mzansi. According to AfriWeather, an affiliate of the South African Weather Service (SAWS), impact-based warnings have been issued for the several provinces.

Agri, eco sectors to join forces against climate change

Environment, forestry and fisheries director-general Nomfundo Tshabalala wants South Africa’s environment and agriculture sectors to band together in the fight against climate change.

Food, glorious food! Grow it, savour it, share it

World Food Day will be celebrated on 16 October as a collective call to action against global hunger. Food brings us together; it is...

Recipe: Chef Amanda Manyatshe’s African risotto

It's the ultimate Italian comfort food – with an African twist. Instead of a silky and tricky arborio rice, chef Amanda Manyatshe makes her...

Drought in East Africa: scientists sound the alarm

AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE: Sophisticated weather predictions paint a grim five-year picture for every country from Ethiopia down to South Africa. But without wise action these predictions mean little. Scientists sound the alarm.