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The Methane Yehudi Market, Jerusalem

So if you follow my blog or me on social media you would have seen that last month I spent an amazing couple of weeks in Israel. I was invited along with a few other international bloggers to sample the very best that Israeli food has on offer and share a few of  my stories. It was a once in a life-time experience arranged by Vibe Israel – a non-profit organization that promotes Israel to the world as a vibrant hub of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Of course the culinary scene is a big part of that and why we were there.

Eat, Israel

I took a huge delicious bite out of Israel and hardly know where to start, so here are a few of my highlights (roughly in the order they were experienced). Continue Reading →

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two days in stellenbosch and the spier secret festival

Spier Estate, Stellenbosch

Last week I spent 48 hours in the beautiful town of Stellenbosch immersed in the annual Spier Secret Festival and it was fabulous. I had missed the past two events so I was very ready to go back. With so much going on and a packed itinerary I wanted to be nearby and got to stay at the lovely self catering guest house 22 Die Laan. Located just off historic Dorp street and five minutes walking distance from town it couldn’t have been better. A quiet old house with lovely rooms, shared pool and garden terrace, I was able to come and go as if I lived there which is pretty much how I wanted to feel. Continue Reading →

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the !naba festival in upington

The Naba Food & Wine Festival

If you don’t know what a !Naba is – and I didn’t, it’s a fungus that grows under the soil and is similar to a truffle. Its known in the Northern Cape as the ‘Kalahari Truffle’ and has a smooth potato-like texture which can be eaten raw or cooked. The locals know all the tricks to finding them. At certain times of the year, after rain, in red soil, next to a specific kind of bush and where signature cracks occur in the ground above them. They are so proud of this unique delicacy, they created the first and only food and wine festival in Upington and named it after the !Naba.

The Naba Food & Wine Festival

Orange River Cellars – the main sponsor of the !Naba Food & Wine Festival invited me to attend the event last week-end and experience the warm Northern Cape hospitality. I was thrilled. My mother was born in Upington and I hadn’t been back since I was twelve. I discovered so many interesting things about the area which I can’t wait to tell you about, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a few of my pics of the festival. Continue Reading →

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