In the weeks leading up to Christmas, and particularly on Stir Up Sunday, there was always a smell of baking from the kitchen in our house as my grandmother carried on the traditions of her British ancestry. It was all a slow dance to Christmas...

Also spelt breyani and beryani in the Cape, Biriani is Indian of origin but has been embraced in the Cape by the Muslim community as a dish of their own. This is a generous festive dish. It was perfumed with saffron, though today, with saffron...

Winter is a time when we eat hearty meals and spend time in front of the fire place. A good glass of wine completes the picture of winter romance. But winter is not freezing cold all day long everywhere we go. Some areas experience lovely warm days...

SERVES 4 - 6: The sage and the fennel seeds give these sausage cakes a lovely Italian flavour. You'll need: 1 kg pork mince 2 Tbs finely chopped fresh sage leaves 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1 tsp fennel seeds sea salt and freshly milled black pepper a knife point of cayenne 3 Granny...

Date: Friday 13 June 2014 Now in its fourth year, Wine Concepts’ premier Burgundy Lover’s Festival is set to be bigger and bolder as it celebrates the Capes finest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Hosts Wine Concepts will again stage the prestigious event at the Vineyard Hotel and Spa in...