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How To Cook Like A Malagasy: Mofo Ravina

In the name of seeing behind walls, of drawing closer to and finding each other, and of feeling more, as Walter Mitty creator, James Thurber described the purpose of life, we travel… But rather than merely passing through, we linger longer, and let ourselves melt into the landscape, trying to absorb all the elements of a […]

In Gastronomy, Island Escapes

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The Art of the Heart-to-Heart in the Winelands

conversation noun, a talk between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged. synonyms: discussion, talk, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart, head-to-head, exchange, dialogue, parley, powwow, chit-chat, chinwag, natter. Walking along a mountain path with Autumn’s colours spanning out from our feet and across the vines, we find ourselves falling into conversation with the people at our […]

In Gastronomy, Relais & Châteaux Africa News

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The Journey of Creation at Camp Jabulani

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience…” ~ James Beard What makes the chefs at Camp Jabulani’s dishes special is something beyond taste and presentation. It entails the journey of creation, the ingredients, the fresh produce sourced from local suppliers, and the spirit of all the hands involved. The hands of the gardeners, the […]

In Gastronomy, People of Africa

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The Fine Art of Mixing (and Drinking) Drinks

The fine art of mixing drinks harks back decades to the days of the Middle Ages, when people were fascinated by all kinds of infusions, macerations and sagacious compositions. For this is just what occurs in the art of mixology… a sort of alchemy, taking various ingredients and creating something of an elixir. It’s an art that […]

In Cape Town, City Life, Gastronomy

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Cheers to the Rose Coloured Glasses of Life

“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned We have paid tribute to the winemakers and sommeliers of Relais & Châteaux Africa before, but with World Bartender Day this February 24th, it is the barmen and women that are in the spotlight this week, and, of […]

In Gastronomy

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The Greenhouse Effect

The Greenhouse Effect is a spell of inspiration as much as seduction, a Nina Simone-esuqe voodoo that comes from the most ancient of arts… the culinary arts. If ever there were a restaurant in Cape Town that made one feel as though you had not just dined, but had your whole world changed, this is it. […]

In City Life, Gastronomy

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How to Start the Day on the Zambezi

We wanted to share Royal Chundu in Zambia’s latest blog with you, featuring a colourful look at some of the breakfast dishes on the menu at River and Island Lodge. As published on the Royal Chundu blog, here is, “How to Start the Day on the Zambezi.” “Breakfast remains the cornerstone of every trip,” wrote Bill […]

In Gastronomy