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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...

African food ‘belongs on the global food stage’

KwaZulu-Natal-born chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu (43) believes South African cuisiniers need to take pride in their own food by developing it, documenting it, and sharing it with the world. Her self-published cookbook, Through the eyes of an African chef, embodies this notion by telling the intricate...

Home cook challenging gender roles in the kitchen

For 30-year-old home cook Sinoyolo Sifo it is odd that most men still believe cooking is a woman’s job in a world where a significant number of chefs in the professional kitchens are male. This is a clear...

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‘It’s raining cats and dogs,’ yes, but snakes?

The Northern Cape department of agriculture has welcomed recent rains, but cautions farmers and communities to be on high alert for increased snake activity...

I really want to make a difference, says young leader

To many, Breyton Milford is known as the fellow promoting the image of agriculture to the general public as promotion and marketing organisation Agri-Expo’s...

These 10 food and beverage trends will drive innovation in 2021

Consumers are searching for brands that can build trust, provide authentic and credible products, and create shopper confidence in a pandemic-ridden world. Therefore, transparency...

Three things happening in SA agriculture today, 23 November 2020

December is fast approaching but as usual there is no rest for the agriculturalists of Mzansi! On the Food For Mzansi radar today Malabo Montpellier...

Farmer keeps father’s memory alive through working the land

Daniel Maqala (59) credits his father’s teachings as the catalyst of his own farming passions. The son of farmworkers, Maqala grew up in the eastern...