Kousa mahshi (Lebanese stuffed courgettes)

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This delicious dish of mince and rice-stuffed courgettes is served throughout the Middle East – and it’s gluten and dairy free!

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Saturday Snapshots #300

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Melbourne street art – Australia, October 2014

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Saturday Snapshots #299

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The iconic Sydney opera House – Australia, September 2014

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How to braai like a pro for National Braai Day

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  So the English have their chicken tikka masala; the Italians their pizza; the Mexicans their tacos; and the Americans their apple pie. Each nationality seems to have one meal that they embrace 100% and make their own, build legends around, and present to the world as their culinary shorthand. And South Africans?  We have […]

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Club Carnivore @ Vivat Bacchus

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Carnivore, noun – an animal which feeds on other animals. Herbivore, noun – an animal which feeds on plants. The herbivores do seem to get the short end of the stick, don’t you think?  Their plant-based diet is not very energy-dense and so they have to spend almost all their time and energy wandering from […]

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Avocado & Parma ham eggs Benedict with fearless Hollandaise

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We’ve all heard of xenophobia (fear of strangers), claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces) and arachnophobia (fear of spiders). Those who have done a bit of extra reading can probably also tell you that coulrophobia is the fear of clowns (surprisingly prevalent); that microphobia is the fear of small things; and that astraphobia is the fear […]

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Moti Mahal – Champagne and spice dinner with Gosset

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As every schoolboy knows, the only drink that should correctly be served with curry is beer.  Right?  Well, sort of.  It is true that beer does complement spicy food rather well and that you would struggle to go wrong if you ordered a beer with a curry.  And this is no random assertion:  the spices […]

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