Entries tagged with “Farm-to-Table”.


This afternoon Eat Out announced its list of the Top 30 restaurants in our country for this year. The Top 20 restaurants will be revealed at the Awards ceremony on 18 November at GrandWest, and the Top 10 list within that ranking. There are some surprise inclusions and exclusions in this list.  (more…)

imageLast week I was invited to try Little Saint restaurant on Upper Bree Street, in the semi-detached section of Cape Town’s top trendy restaurant street. I was pleasantly surprised to find the first working herb ‘garden’ inside a restaurant. (more…)

Top 10 Food TrendsThe top ten food trends in supermarkets and restaurants for 2014 have been identified by the Sterling-Rice Group in the USA, reports eTurboNews.  Not a surprise is that health dominates the trends, but with a touch of indulgence.

The top food trends were generated by Sterling-Rice’s Culinary Council, consisting of 100 top chefs, restaurateurs, and foodies.  The research generating the top 100 trends highlights shifts in society, helping food industry suppliers to better create, position, market, and sell their products.  Its food trends are used by small fledgling companies as well as food corporates:

1.    Lemon is the main ingredient in dressings and sauces, used fresh or preserved.

2.    Black, green, and other leaf  teas add a twist to dinner, desserts, and more, even used to smoke fish and meat.

3.     Middle Eastern seasonings such as sumac, za’atar, and marash (more…)