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RECIPE: Pan-seared porterhouse steak with mushrooms and charred cabbage

It’s almost festive season, the perfect time to share this pan-seared porterhouse steak recipe by private chef Cwenga Mbinda. It is paired with chilli,...

From soap to soup, ‘Kitchen Queen’ revels in role as cookbook author

Of all the roles actress and singer Lucia Mthiyane has taken on, she most revels in the title of “Culinary Goddess.” With an avid love...

‘Food is the story of life, love and health’ says social media foodie

At its core food is a powerful vehicle for storytelling, believes social media foodie and designer Chuene Lefala (27). The Limpopo-born creative says that...

Miss SA talks food memories and farmer appreciation

While she might hold the title of South Africa’s most beautiful woman, Shudufadzo Musida (24) vows to stay true and honest to her Venda...

‘I’m no Pablo Escobar, but I am a bad-ass chef’

The adage, “you eat with your eyes” has never been truer in an era where social media rules the world, says chef Jess Levin...

Who doesn’t love good food and good art?

Food is an intimate form of art compared to others in its ability to incorporate all the senses, believes Thuto Mahlangu (25). Chefs are the...

Life is a balancing act that takes a lifetime to master

For food blogger Saadiyah Hendricks (31), baking is an act of creative freedom and a channel of self-empowerment. In fact, the Cape Town-based recipe developer...

‘Simply put, food connects worlds’

Food connects and is an act of human expression that goes beyond its textbook definition. It is an act of communion that embodies culture,...

‘Life’s too short to eat bad food’

“With food you have to think a little differently, go wild,” a beaming Dané Vermeulen (30) says on a rainy afternoon overlooking the bustling...

Heritage day, when we gather around fires and food

24 September marks Heritage Day – a national holiday with one message in mind: let us celebrate our diversity as a nation and embrace...

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SoilSistas: How Makhoa answered the call of the land

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How to keep your cattle healthy (and happy!) this winter

As a communal farmer near the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands town of Ixopo, Thabo Cele understands his responsibility in helping his cattle get through winter in...

Mpumalanga reels after ‘illegal hunters’ kill farmer

A 58-year-old farmer was found dead near Amersfoort in Mpumalanga. He may have died at the hands of individuals who were unlawfully hunting with...

What SA agriculture needs from international trade

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Cannabis boom could turn around Malawi economy

Malawi might soon switch to high-growth crops like cannabis, confirmed the country’s president, Lazarus Chakwera. This, after its leading foreign exchange earner, tobacco, was...