Russian composer Igor Stravinsky described one of his musical-choreographic works that was eventually to rank among the most influential of the 20th century as “a unified idea: the mystery and great surge of the creative power of Spring”. The same inspiration for that work - The Rite of Spring - now drives the Durbanville Wine Valley in its exclusive wine-and-dine collaboration this September.

Summer is here! And while we pack away our winter clothes and our electric blankets, it's also time to rethink our weekly meals and what to make to replace those hearty dishes, such as oxtails, stews and curries, that are so satisfying and comforting in the colder months.   Summer also means spending as much time outdoors as possible, and who wants to slave in the kitchen for hours while friends and family are outside splashing around in the pool or enjoying sundowners.

Chef Bernice’s easy lunchbox sweet treat _____________________________________   Capsicum Culinary Studio – South Africa’s largest chef school – has tasked its chef lecturers at their six campuses around the country to come up with delicious dishes for the whole family to enjoy. Chef Bernice Warner from the school’s Port...

A taste of the South African food culture

   We sneaked out for dinner that evening (normal for parents with toddlers) finding ourselves immersed in the energy of the Stellenbosch dining scene. The restaurant offers off street parking but you might want to park far away to take in the views and ambiance.