Entries Categorized as 'Food'

The Origin of Foods and Spices

Date February 16, 2011

Well some of them at least!
The other night I was watching Planet Food and the programme was tracing the origin and movement of foods and spices around the world through the centuries. I was amazed and surprised by some of the origins and how (and why) they were spread across the globe - it’s incredibly [...]

Breakfast Cups

Date October 26, 2010

This last weekend I went away to Tulbagh with some good friends. We stayed at the awesome Wild Olive Farm and had a great time.
Naturally that great time included great food and great wine.
On the Saturday morning, with a bit of teamwork, we (as in the girls) made Justin Bonello’s Breakfast Cups and they were [...]

Things you find in your food…

Date July 1, 2010

Inspired by a recent tweet by Jeanri-Tine of Ruby Tuesdays and some follow ups from Cathy of Drunk! - as reproduced below:
Jeanri-Tine
OMG is that a worm in my gnocchi? That’s a big oops Balducci’s. http://twitpic.com/21gwcx
thecru
@JeanriTine that’s a delicacy in some countries. must be fusion cooking by the head chef.
Cathy Marston
@JeanriTine Well, you [...]

Taste of Cape Town 2010

Date March 31, 2010

I was lucky enough to be invited to Taste of Cape Town 2010 and popped in there for a whirlwind tour as I had a wedding to get to in the early afternoon.
Here is my experience in pictures - with notes:

Patron
Not a tequila tasting for the faint hearted - I must have had about the [...]

Buffalo Wings

Date November 24, 2009

Why is plate of sticky chicken wings called “Buffalo Wings”?
I have always wondered and it has never sense to me.
Well here is the answer:
Buffalo wings are named after their city of origin, Buffalo, New York. The local residents of Buffalo generally refer to them as “wings” or “chicken wings” rather than “Buffalo wings”.The appellation “Buffalo” [...]