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visit oranjezicht city farm market in cape town

Held every Saturday at the historic Granger Bay site at the V&A Waterfront, the Oranjezicht City Farm Market – OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. Its my favourite place to do a weekly shop for free range meat, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables. There is amazing bread from Woodstock Bakery, Puglia cheese, Richard Bosman charcuterie and cakes from Queen of Tarts to name just a few. While I’m there I always pick up breakfast or lunch and eat overlooking Granger Bay and it gets super busy these days so I prefer to go earlier rather than later. It’s also hard to choose what to eat and I love the poached eggs on potato rosti, a steak sandwich from KItchen Cowboys or a Mediterranean feast from Sababa (their shakshuka is delicious). This week I tried the Banh mi for the first time as I wanted to capture a flavour memory from my recent trip to Vietnam and it was very tasty. I can never resist picking up a pasteis de nata from the Hoghouse bakery at Spier because it’s the best pasteis I’ve ever tasted. This is a must visit food market for anyone living or visiting Cape Town. There is ample parking and a great vibe. 

Here are a few of my pictures taken on Saturday

Oranjezicht City Farm Market, Granger Bay

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vietnam in pictures part one

I wanted to share a few of my favourite photos from my recent trip to Vietnam but only managed to whittle them down to 90 which is still way to many for one post, so I’m going to have to divide them up. I have every intention of writing about each of the 3 regions we visited and share more in-depth photos of these places, and need to talk about the food too, but that is going to have to wait for another day. Life is a little busy right now as everyone is racing to finish up for the year so the deadlines are on. I’m hoping to get these up by the middle of December or so. 

Images taken on my recent trip to Vietnam

I prefer to tell stories from a visual perspective so here are the first lot in no particular order. They will all make sense when I put them in context later on. You will see a ton of pictures of markets and people selling and making food on the side of the road. This is something that completely hits you when you visit Vietnam. All available pavement space and side streets are taken up by informal vendors making or selling food. I have never seen such incredible produce in my life. Better then you can find in any retailer in South Africa, in abundance and everywhere. 

You can see the rest of my pictures in part 2 and part 3.

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a food & travel adventure to johannesburg

Street food stand at The Fox Market Shed, Johannesburg

I’ve just got back from a whirlwind food and travel adventure to Johannesburg where I caught up with the food scene in our biggest and most vibrant city. I used to live there, so Joburg is my second home and I love visiting. Normally I stay with family and friends and land up spending most of my time in their homes and don’t get out as much as Id like. Last week was a little different. I stayed in four amazing hotels and bounced around old favourite haunts and discovered a few amazing new places. kulula.com  – South Africa’s number one low-cost airline and Avios Rewards Programme (who they have recently partnered with) invited me to fly to any destination in South Africa for a foodie adventure and I chose Joburg. South Africa is filled with exciting destinations and Avios customers can earn three Avios for every R10 spent on Kulula flights. If you are not collecting points every single time you fly, you are wasting an opportunity. Places to go, people to see, and food to eat is what I always say. Continue Reading →

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eat Israel

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

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the sarona market in tel aviv

Sarona Market Tel Aviv

I’m a little obsessed with food markets and when I travel they tend to be a highlight for me. The Mehane Yehudi Market in Jerusalem is one of the most exciting I have ever visited and steeped in tradition dating back to the Ottoman Empire. The Sarona Market on the other hand is a very new market and build in a modern complex in the business district of Tel Aviv. It’s a gourmet and consumer product market with every kind of delicious food imaginable. You will find boutique craft beers – even one made from chickpeas, French champagne, seafood from the Mediterranean, fruit and vegetables from all over Israel and delicious halva and pastries. Its a lifestyle market with many kitchen counter restaurants to eat at. The inspiration for the market comes from the leading markets worldwide, such as Borough Market in London, Chelsea Market in New York, La Boqueria in Barcelona, and the global Eataly chain of markets, and its a must-visit place for anyone interested in food and eating in Tel Aviv.

Sarona Market Tel Aviv

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