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Franschhoek Chef represents Africa in 2021 S. Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year


Marcus Gericke, Head Chef at Le Coin Français in Franschhoek, is representing Africa and the Middle East in the 2021 S. Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year competition taking place in October.

Chef Marcus faces stiff competition from eleven other regions’ chefs,  and voting has opened to choose the world’s best Young Chef for 2021. The winner will be announced on 28 – 30 October, during the Grand Finale of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Academy 2021.  A Fine Dining Livers Food for Thought Award 2021 can be won by one of the Young Chef Finalists too.  Continue reading →

Restaurant Review: Mexicola Locale colourful food and atmosphere in Hout Bay!


On Tuesday evening my friend Gary Peterson and I popped in at Mexicola Locale in Hout Bay, a Mexican Eatery, after an event we attended in the suburb.  We had planned to eat at the nearby Delish, but it was closed.

Knowing that the restaurant belongs to Chef Cheyne Morrisby, it was worth a try, and the little blue cottage attracted interest from outside.

The service was very good, and good wines offered, but the Tacos disappointed. I loved the Churro waffle, but found it to be pricey. Continue reading →

Anatoli launches Mediterranean Tasting Menu, 5 courses at R195, a Taste of Authenticity!


Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant has introduced a new Tasting Menu, offering 5 courses at R195. It offers a Meat/Fish Menu, as well as a Vegetarian alternative.

Long-established Anatoli serves generous portions of authentic Mediterranean foods, including hot and cold magic Mezzes, aromatic main courses, and delicious desserts, all beautifully presented. One can end off one’s Mediterranean dinner with a Turkish coffee and Raki, a Turkish Aperitif.


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Meet Chef Jenny Morris of Yumcious : 2021 Top 10 Woman Chef!


Chef Jenny Morris is a household name, not only locally but also internationally, through TV cooking shows, a radio show, six cookbooks, and through her restaurant Yumcious and her catering company Giggling Gourmet – The Cooks Playground, both in the Cape Quarter.  Chef Jenny is one of our 2021 Top 10 Women Chefs. She has won a bottle of Adhara Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil,

Chef Jenny is planning to reopen Yumcious this week, after the sad passing last month of her dear husband and business partner David.

Jenny and David opened Yumcious six years ago. She writes cookbooks, the latest one being ‘Yumcious’, with another up her sleeve. She and Reza Mohammed have done cooking shows  on their Fabulous Food Academy on the Food Network.  She also is a regular presenter on Heart FM.

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Sweet Service Award goes to Pilcrow & Cleaver/Fideli’s; Sour Service Award goes to Pick n Pay asap!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Pilcrow & Cleaver and Fideli’s, both owned by Chef Judi Fourie, for the kind marketing of her restaurant and Deli on Parliament Street, at the CTICC and in her restaurant, by handing out discount vouchers to those persons who are vaccinated, a win-win for both. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 2 of Level 3, 17 June 2021


Thursday 17 June 2021, Day 2 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a fabulous day; for a long sleep, with more deep sleep than I’ve had in ages, there being no disturbance at all, the noisy guests having checked out today 🧡🧡🧡; for getting work for my client meetings done; for the most wonderful rain overnight, during most of the day, and now again; for a good Anatoli meeting; followed by one with Utopia, doing a little winetasting, a red one, perfect for the weather; for meeting and interviewing the new Utopia Head Chef Dennis Luke, his wife working at Zest; for picking up some rolls at Kleinsky’s, and the lovely chocolate cake at Bokeh Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 85 of Level 1, 24 May 2021.


Monday 24 May 2021, Day 85 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a solid 7 hour sleep; a busy day, writing and writing most of the day; for a grey day, rain forecast to roll in tonight; for a lovely refreshing walk through Bakoven, up Houghton Road, and down the 100 Houghton Steps, to stretch from the all-day sitting; blessed with the most amazing sunset, changing in colour as I walked back home; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙

My Blogpost was about the fabulous lunch we had at Harvest Culture Eaterie on Saturday.

Harvest Culture Eaterie opens Modern Bistro in Tyger Falls Waterfront, celebrates Earth’s bounty!

My Earl Grey has an excellent nose, a cat gourmet, who loves the smell of my food. I had noticed him often scratching in a kitchen corner, thinking he was scooping up a bit of food in it. Last night I heard him being very active in the kitchen, with little squeals. I went to look, thinking that he had hurt himself. Anything but…. he was playing with a mouse that must have come out of a hole in the corner, and probably lived off the cat food at night. It ended off badly for the mouse, Grey playing with it the whole night through, making him exhausted today, sleeping all day. Henry helped to close the hole and dispose of the poor mouse. 🙀😿 Minsky was completely disinterested in all of this.

SA Corona Status:  1 637 848 cases 55874 deaths 651628 vaccinations 

FitBit 6000 steps 4 km 👣


The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December,  extended to 15 February on 11 January, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 50 of Level 1, 19 April 2021


Monday 19 April 2021, Day 50 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for the fire having burnt itself out, and for the hard work done by firefighters as well as persons who have helped accommodate UCT students, and who collected and donated supplies for the firefighters, pets, and students❤️; for a fabulous continuous 7 hour sleep; for a fire starting at a homeless structure at Maidens Cove this morning being extinguished very quickly ❤️ ; for getting my writing work done smoothly; for a shopping walk to Pick n Pay and Woolies; for a much cooler day at 21C, and very windy, not good for the firefighting; for a second power walk, having to fit it in before a meeting, choosing two sets of steps, each with 100 steps, one uphill and another downhill, protected against the wind on the paths, but almost blown over on Camps Bay Drive, connecting the two paths, gaining 300 Discovery points; for a productive Camps Bay Ratepayers Association Committee Zoom meeting; for the good service from Charlene Shapiro of CNC Products, dropping off an ordered bulk pack of mini Smarties 💙❤️, and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 4 of Level 1, 4 March 2021.


Thursday 4 March 2021, Day 4 of Level 1, Day 344 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful and cooler day; for getting my writing and meeting preparation done this morning; for a good Status meeting with my client; for a shop at Woolworths at St John’s, bumping into soon-to-be birthday boy John French and Alan Hoffman, so kind with all their compliments, and inviting me to a pre-celebration tea with them 💙; for my own celebratory ice cream at The Dairy Den, being spoilt with a huge portion; for an energizing brisk walk to Camps Bay and back, it being chilly with the wind having picked up and the sun having set just after 19h00, earning 300 steps; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Anatoli Restaurant celebrates sharing Mediterranean cuisine, one of oldest restaurants in Cape Town!


Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant has been serving Modern Turkish cuisine for the past 37 years in its home in Napier Street in De Waterkant.  Originally created in 1984, Turkish Chef Tayfun Aras owned and ran the restaurant for many years. The restaurant changed hands more recently, the current owners having changed very little about the restaurant to date.

Anatoli has tweaked its menu, to add a broader Mediterranean touch to it, without losing any of its popular dishes such as the flat breads, the Mezze tray, and many of the main courses and desserts. And the belly dancing on Saturday evenings remains, adding a vibrant and colourful touch to the dinner. Continue reading →