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RECIPE: Rosemary and barbeque lamb chops stuffed with mozzarella cheese

Chef and bakery owner Unaty Daniel says her current favourite braai recipe is rosemary and barbeque lamb chops stuffed with mozzarella cheese. On a hot day she pairs it with a...

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,...

RECIPE: Chef Zana’s Durban Style Prawn Curry

Growing up in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, chef Farzana Alvarado was always surrounded by family who loved to cook and bake. Her late grandfather Ebrahim Roshee, who was a self-taught cook, played a...

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. It all started when a number of...

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...

RECIPE: Lamb Potjie

Methoa Zitha may not be a qualified chef yet, but he is already rubbing shoulders with one of Mzansi’s award-winning culinarians, David Higgs. His love for cooking started when he was...

RECIPE: Lemon Butter Fish

Nompilo Mathe might not be a chef by profession, but she’s known as the queen of the kitchen on social media. The 34-year-old is still trying to pursue a culinary qualification...

RECIPE: Braised short rib, pap discs and salsa with chakalaka purée

Leigh-Ann Modise is taking the culinary industry by storm. At 22, she has cooked for the Ambassador of France to South Africa and has worked as assistant chef on Mogau Seshoene’s...

RECIPE: Potato and Aubergine Pie

Mzansi’s potato farmers ensure that we’ll never run out of potatoes, despite challenges such as climate change and political uncertainty. Potatoes SA shared this recipe for Potato and Aubergine (Eggplant) Pie...

RECIPE: Khayakazi Kepe’s Baked Chicken Liver Pâté

Food ambassador Khayakazi Kepe loved food before she knew she was good at it. Little did she know she'd build a career out of it, and she has big things coming...

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Robotics offers food industry a taste of the future

Mzansi’s food and beverage industry is lagging the rest of the world in implementing robotics. There are a couple of reasons for this: robotics is seen as an expensive solution, and there’s a lingering perception that robots will take human jobs.

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Agripreneur 101: Grow your own herbs hydroponically

Horticulturalist and agripreneur Basil Williams has more than two decades of farming experience. His business, Herbal View Hydroponics, supplies fresh and dried herbs to local retailers.

From zero to hero: Why crawl when you can fly?

Quick moves and clever decisions. This is how vegetable farmer Ayanda Ntshangase runs her promising enterprise in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal. It is a strategy that...