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GAUTENG LAUNCH! CAPE LEGENDS INTER HOTEL CHALLENGE

 

 

The stunning Gauteng launch took place at Tsogo Sun’s romantic Palazzo Montecasino on Tuesday 10th March. The Crème de la Crème Executive Chefs Dinner, set in the Rosa Room, was an intimate candlelit evening for 50 - a tour de force in damask, roses and silver candelabra. The dinner was prepared by four top Executive Chefs; Gerard Vingerling from The Palazzo, Stuart Cason of the Radisson Blu Gautrain, Phil de Villiers 54 on Bath and Jacques Etsebeth, Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton. 

 

 

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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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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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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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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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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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GREECE TODAY!  

 

 Elizabeth Handley explores the Cradle of Western Civilisation! 

PART TWO

 

 

 

The island of Santorini (Thera/Thira) in the Cyclades archipelago was our next destination, chosen partly because of our knowledge of its name and popularity. These arid islands, scattered across the Aegean Sea southeast of Athens, harbour many delightful myths and legends. Naxos was the location of the Theseus and Adriane legend, Delos was the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis, and volcanic Santorini is rumoured to harbour the lost city of Atlantis beneath the turquoise depths nearby. 

 

 

 

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