FOOD CULTURE: Obrigado, Portugal
venus clams in tomato sauce

FOOD CULTURE: Obrigado, Portugal

Culinary ties that bind the Portuguese community all over the world, and in SA specifically Every weekend in Portugal there’s a festival that celebrates saints — and along with them, always, food. Cuisine has celestial-sized significance in that corner of the Iberian peninsula. SA’s doyenne of Portuguese cooking, author of…

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NEW AT FORTI GRILL AND BAR, PRETORIA

The exquisite chocolates from Jack Rabbit chocolatiers now available in an exclusive range produced solely for Forti Grill and Bar. This is the first product they have ever outsourced, in that Forti truly believes it is the finest chocolate available in South Africa. The five fillings are: Limoncello from Sorrento,…

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HOT AND HAPPENING

OK, so I’ve been wrong. Mea culpa.  Whenever I heard the word ‘buffet’ I envisioned animals at feeding troughs, grey food, jostling queues, plates piled high, and plenty of waste. Ivan Govender, general manager of Spiceburg in Greenside as well as Namak in Craighall Park, Jo’burg has changed my mind…

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The game of winning awards

Ever notice how people never say, “It’s only a game” when they’re winning? The psychology of entering competitions and winning awards is an interesting one. We do so for affirmation that we’re the best at what we’re doing. And that’s just fine. Of course Tant Sannie’s egg-in-the-spoon race isn’t really…

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