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RECIPE: Braised ox tongue salad

Beef tongue is one of those undeniably delicious delicacies that South Africans just can’t get enough of. With its subtle flavour and dense muscle texture, when it is slowly braised on a low heat in a...

RECIPE: Baking bread is sentimental for veteran journo

Bread is a staple food prepared by baking a bonded dough of flour and water. Delivered by the ton daily and usually easy to prepare, bread is an afterthought for many. But...

RECIPE: Pumla Brook-Thomae’s fluffy dhombolo and spicy pickled bean chakalaka

A hearty plate of food isn't complete without a slice or ball of iDhombolo. The steamed bread is a customary favourite within the African community. Home cook Pumla Brook-Thomae says she...

RECIPE: Mopane White Bread

Chef Mario Barnard is anything but ordinary. The 28-year-old says his dishes are good for the environment, jam-packed with fibre and magnesium - and made with insects. Barnard is the resident chef...

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: 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...

RECIPE: Boitumelo ‘Tumi M’ Maphothoma Spicy Garlic Chicken Feet

Boitumelo ‘Tumi M’ Maphothoma cooks to escape the hustle and bustle of every day. This young foodie from Nelspruit in Mpumalanga is a psychology and international relations graduate, and while cooking...

Metjie turned her food hobby into a business

Four years ago, Metjie Shongwe decided to turn her food hobby into a booming business. Her budget-friendly recipe posts on social media have reached thousands of people on Facebook, leaving most...

RECIPE: Metjie Shongwe’s Pork Trotters

Metjie Shongwe worked as a bank teller and receptionist before she discovered her culinary potential. At 36 she runs her own catering and décor company. Shongwe has reached more than 100...

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...

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Every Friday, we feature one of the rising farm stars participating in the FarmSol Youth Ambassador programme. This week, we travel to the Free...