Where the cool kids drink

So, you want to start your own bar? It makes sense, it’s a great gig. The thing is that you don’t want to start just any old bar with a…

How to prepare the perfect spring picnic!

The cold months are finally behind us and we can look forward to longer days and the delicious feel of actual sunlight on our skin. What better way to celebrate…

Get your kitchen so clean, you’ll eat off the counters

Of course kitchens should be clean all year round. But there is something about the arrival of spring – for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere – which just…

New restaurants to try in Gauteng

There are plenty of excellent restaurants opening everywhere, all the time. And if you’re in Gauteng, you’re in for a treat. There are so many world class, top quality restaurants…

An unorthodox risotto to delight your taste buds.

Looking for something warm, rich and delicious for dinner tonight? Here’s a dish complete with thick creamy flavour. It’s baked, of course. A bed of dark rice and mushrooms topped…

3 Essentials every restaurant needs

“It’s way more romantic to think you can open a restaurant by the seat of your pants, but in reality, planning goes a long way,” says Michael Curcio, owner of…

Party like you’re in pre-school

Getting older is no joke. As the years go by, the responsibilities pile up and “play time” gets reserved for special occasions. Eventually even birthdays can lose their spark and…

A starter-kit for aspiring chefs

Whether you’re training to be a professional chef or just want to impress your friends with your culinary skills, the first thing you need is a well-stocked kitchen. When it…

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