LAUNCH! CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE 2015

 

 

 

2015 Sees the announcement of the Cape Legends Inter Hotel Challenge now in its third year, including Port Elizabeth, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Cape on board. The heart-warming enthusiasm and achievement over the past two years has been a joy to see.

 

The challenge has gone beyond the competitive and become a unifying spirit, a collaborative force in the hotel industry encompassing the broad and vital role of development and advancement. 

 

 

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NEW IN BOOKS FOR COOKS! 30 YEARS AT BALLYMALOE

 

By Darina Allen

 

 

 

A celebration of a cookery school that is rooted in Ireland but with a reputation that has traveled the world. Darina Allen takes us behind the scenes in her stunning new book ‘30 Years at Ballymaloe’, Ireland’s longest established cookery school since it opened in 1983 and world-renowned for its 12-week certificate course.  Amazingly the school has expanded its repertoire and now offers over 100 courses including those that teach curing meat, producing butter, gluten-free meals and even beekeeping. 

Darina’s focus is always on the freshest and the finest, and in this book she introduces us to over 100 new fabulous recipes that will bring you down to earth.

 

 

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NEW! ADRIFT IN FLORENCE

 

By Lviah Fenster-Fluxman

 

 

So timeless is the countryside around Florence that I passed a sign on my morning walks which stated that the view was looking at was exactly what I would have seen two thousand years ago – the same sense of serenity, the silver olive trees with their gnarled trunks, and the iridescent light which envelopes the gentle landscape. Vineyards flourish, punctuated by pine trees that look as though a pencil sharpener has trimmed them giving a contrast to the translucent image before one. 

 

 

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ROWING IN THE WIND

 

By Roy Watts

 

 

On the 11th August a team of six rowers reached The Seychelles after setting out from the port of Geraldton in Australia on June the 11th 57 days earlier. In doing so they set a world record. At 6720 kilometers it was the greatest distance covered by any team in the Indian Ocean. One of the crew members was intrepid and fearless Cameron Bellamy - a Capetonian and Bishops old boy. Roy Watts tells a story of an exceptional and inspiring adventure. 

 

 

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THE SOILUTION!

 

By Nancy Richards

 

 

‘To have every person in every town and township all over South Africa growing something that they can eat – like a green revolution.’ This is Pat Featherstone’s vision. Pat is the founder of Soil for Life. NANCY RICHARDS witnessed the dream take root. VISIT - Open Garden on Saturday 7th February.  

 

 

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A CHRISTMAS WITH SILWOOD

  

With Alicia & Carianne Wilkinson

  

  

For many, Silwood holds treasured memories and excellent recipes that have stood the test of time. Among them Christmas treats such as their delectable gammon and same day Christmas pudding as well as the know-how learned during those first memorable classes, transforming many students over time into the top cooks of their day. 

 

 

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A COCKTAIL OR TWO ANYONE?

 

A marriage made in heaven!

 

 

This festive season KitchenAid comes to the fore with blood orange and chilli margaritas, and frozen raspberry, rose and mint daiquiris taking centre stage at sunset with a choice of garlic mushroom bruschettas or chocolate tapenade crostinis made with 70% chocolate, dark and bitter. 

 

 

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IN THE NEWS! IN THE NEWS! IN THE NEWS!

 

DON’T MISS DON’T MISS DON’T MISS

  

  

 

glimpse of some of the happenings; the celebration of all celebrations took place recently - “Fifty years young” epitomises Umhlanga’s Beverly Hills as it glides as elegantly as ever into its second half-century. * Open to the Kruger National Park and playing host to Africa’s Big Five is Motswari Private Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s jewels nestled within the Timbavati Nature Reserve. * Bubbly enthusiasts can taste their way around some of the best vintages in the country at Fancourt ‘s first ever ‘Festival of Fizz’, to be held on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 December. * StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants in the Western Cape and Gauteng, has handed over R480 000 to their Cape Town beneficiaries for 2015. * Awards go to Luke Dale-Roberts, a boundary breaking chef making his own culinary rules and setting new benchmarks every day. * Hats off to the One&Only Spa winning accolades at the annual SpaFinder Wellness Travel Awards * Arrive in style with an exhilarating helicopter flight for lunch at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa * There’s a new square on the block in the Mother City, SunSquare Cape Town has officially opened adding another dimension of urban cool to the cosmopolitan City Bowl area. * Commemorating the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s death, Artscape is honoured to be able to launch a new series of art works by Dr Willa Boezak on Friday 5 December 2014.  

 

 

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GREECE TODAY!  

 

 Elizabeth Handley explores the Cradle of Western Civilisation! 

PART ONE

 

 

 

With more than 200,000 years of pre-history, ancient and modern history, there is a vast number of museums and archeological sites to explore in this country. But if archeology and culture are not your scene, there is the beautiful topography of the mainland and islands - the latter divided into six groups plus Crete – the boutiques/shopping and glorious beaches. Then there is the Greek cuisine, varying in flavour and style from region to region, and as interesting as it is delicious. 

 

 

 

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