Holidays are best enjoyed with good friends, great food and smooth sippin’ some Whiskey. So, Jack Daniel’s is bringing the true Taste of Tennessee to South Africa this Summer, offering locals the opportunity to experience and celebrate the best in true Southern hospitality through Jack Daniel’s inspired food, drinks, games, music and more. Food Whether drinking it neat, on the rocks, in a cocktail or using it as that special ingredient to transform your cooking,  Jack Daniel delivers consistent quality that enhances every meal. It has always been a huge fan of whiskey and meat – a match made in heaven. Find below Jack BurgersRead More →

Okra, known as mandhandi in Xitsonga is one of the biggest staple foods grown by most Xitsonga people in their households. It is a flowering plant valued for its edible green seed pods. According to Curejoy.com, okra is “Ethiopian in origin, Abelmoschus esculentus or Hibiscus esculentus is known by many names around the world – okra, okro, lady’s finger (England), gumbo (U.S.), guino-gombo (Spain), guibeiro (Portugal), Kacang bendi (Malaysia), and bhindi, gombo, and bendakai (India). The fact that it even has that many names suggests its global popularity and widespread cultivation. Some people eat it as a vegetable in a salad, broths, stews, stir fry and Xitsonga people haveRead More →

Tsonga people eat termites! You might have reacted with a twisted expression of pain or disgust on your face but termites are full of protein, mineral nutrients and vitamins.   While so much has been said about Mopani worms, little if not nothing is known about termites. In 2018, a study by Shandukani Netshifhefhe, a PhD student student at Wits University published in the South African Journal of Science revealed that termites; which contribute significantly to the livelihoods of many rural families in the Vhembe District Municipality of Limpopo are edible insects beneficial to a person’s health.   WHAT ARE TERMITES? Known as majenjhe inRead More →

We bet the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word ‘marula’ is that famous creamy liqueur with an elephant emblem. It is actually a tree and a fruit but also, it can get you drunk!   Its Origin Scientifially referred to as scelerocarya birrea and loved all over Africa, marula or “kanyi” in Xitsonga is an ancient tree with a history dating back as far as 10 000 years and has been an important source of food in Southern Africa. It is native to the Southern Africa region and other parts of Africa such as Gambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo,Read More →

If you’re a coffee connoisseur then you’ll be excited about the latest coffee range that’s been mastered by craftsmen and inspired by the land. This Heritage Month, Nespresso launched the Master Origin coffee range which has been crafted in different parts of the world, i.e. Indonesia, Ethiopia, India, Nicaragua and Colombia. The event saw A-Media Listers, VIPs, music and food lovers come together to enjoy the diverse blend of coffees as J Something MC’d the event. Guests were treated to coffees made from the Master Origin range, coffee sangria’s, coffee cocktails, food and entertained by good music as MICASA took to the stage. Each ofRead More →

Other than termites, there are more animals that may be considered ‘goggas’ by most South Africans but are enjoyed as a delicacy by Tsonga people. There’s no other reason, they are just delicious…and they also contain a few health benefits! Find out what these three animals are below. Frogs Yuck? Come on! We know you wouldn’t react like that if we mentioned you can order them from one of the top ten fine dining restaurants in the world. This is not just any frog, but one that is only available when it rains. This type of frog is called ‘khutla’ or an edible frog. AccordingRead More →

Coffee has always been so much more than a simple beverage: it is a social experience entrenched in culture. For centuries, people across the globe have sought out the wondrous experience of drinking coffee. The celebrational quality of coming together to enjoy a coffee moment and sharing stories, music, conversation and camaraderie is a beloved ritual enjoyed by people from all walks of life. Now, in an age of contemporary coffee culture, ​Nespresso​ is treating coffee lovers to a taste of where it all began. Embark on a journey of discovery to the mythical origins of coffee with two new Limited Edition coffees, ​Arabica EthiopiaRead More →

Did you know that the kind of coffee you drink says a lot about your personality? Over the years we have been drinking coffee as part of our daily routine to kick start off the day and get the creative juices flowing. Little did we know that the type of coffee you drink says a lot about your character. For example, people who are trendsetters, adventurous, perfectionistic and sensitive are most likely to opt for Cappuccinos and Lattes, the type of coffee most South Africans are associated with. Research has shown that drinking coffee is good for your health. Not only does a couple ofRead More →

Menu – check, décor – check, entertainment – check, wine – well?? It can be intimidating preparing the wine portion of a dinner party when there is always at least one self-proclaimed wine expert in the mix. To ensure your next dinner party success (on the wine front at least) the team of sommeliers at Somm Hospitality Enterprises in Stellenbosch, shared some essential wine tips with Come Dine With Me South Africa fans, to get you started and thinking like a connoisseur.   The most important tip from sommelier Joakim Blackadder of Somm, “the first rule of wine is there are no rules, it’s all aboutRead More →

Trying to plan the perfect dinner party can be stressful enough without having the added distress of a failed meal. For a ‘surprise free’ evening its usually best to stick to tried and tested dishes however once your guests get to know your menu repertoire you’ll need to up your game to still surprise and delight. The latest season of Come Dine With Me South Africa  has plenty of awkward and sometimes hilarious moments as contestants try out several ‘difficult’ dishes on their unsuspecting dinner guests with mixed reactions. To avoid the anguish the latest season of Come Dine With Me South Africa, there areRead More →