Tag Archives: Sicily

Netflix Chef’s Table new Pastry series mouthwatering sweet deliciousness, not all about Pastry!

Chef’s Table is one of the most highly regarded cooking series on television, Netflix having set the highest bar in two series to date, each featuring six world class chefs, as well as one focused on top chefs in France, with outstanding filming. Now it has released a Pastry series of four episodes, deliciously mouthwatering!  Continue reading →

Bosman Wines looks to Italian varieties due to climate change!

Wellington-based Bosman Family Vineyards has looked at Italian wine styles, grape varieties from Sicily being particularly suitable to plant locally, given climate change and our current shortage of water. The wine estate has been in the Bosman family ownership for eight generations already.  Continue reading →

First Franschhoek One Naughty Lemon Limoncello!

One Naughty Lemon 001 lrThe first artisanal Limoncello made from Franschhoek lemons has been produced, with the naughty name of One Naughty Lemon!

The limoncello has been made by Franschhoek-based Sicilian Giuseppe La Gattuta, using an old family recipe, from the juice and skins of the lemons only, and without any colourants or preservatives. Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 14 – 16 June

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*  Despite an international ban on whaling, Japan has announced that it has killed 30 Minke whales in its ‘research‘ program.  The Japanese government is planning to apply to the International Whaling Commission for permission to hunt whales from next year again.

*   Babylonstoren has received a fantastic write-up on the online Forbes site, entitled ‘Harvest the Colourful Bounty at Babylonstoren, South Africa, and praised it as follows: ‘Easily the most  vibrant and distinct of all converted farms in the valley‘.

*   Grazia magazine calls Hallelujah on Kloofnek Road The Hottest restaurant in Cape Town‘ and describes it as the ‘2014 It restaurant’, for its interior decor and its lobster rolls and slow-roasted pulled pork buns.

*   Airlines servicing South Africa are unprepared for the new controversial Department of Home Continue reading →