The best places to eat in the Free state
The Free State excels in wholesome meals in generous portions and you would do well to stop at any of these restaurants next time you are in town.
Recipe: Barley soup three ways
With this simple recipe, you could easily master this classic root vegetable and barley soup.
The latest vintage of Waterkloof’s eagerly-awaited Circle of Life white blend is thanks to dynamic young winemaker Nadia Barnard.
Meet Mavis Netshituka: Sous chef at Emperors Palace
The chef says her father played a pivotal role in her achieving her career goal because he always supported her.
It generates as much as eight percent of all manmade greenhouse gas emissions
To qualify as an “Authentic Trappist Beer”, it is brewed within the monastery’s walls under the community’s control and responsibility, and the revenue it generates is used for social service.

VIDEO: ‘The Tasting’ episode 4 with Dave Levinsohn

Can celebs accurately identify an expensive wine in this weekly video series?

Pop-up food market coming to the foot of the Eiffel Tower

Stalls will offer everything from Creole flavours to Indian spices.

Four money-saving food hacks you need to try

A very nifty trick when shopping for cheese is to never buy it grated.

Lock, stock and wine barrel: Balance wines

The Balance Winemaker’s Selection range comprises six single varietal wines.

Chef Simphiwe Zondi: From mud cakes to celebrity cakes

The chef worked as a cake artist for a few months in Dubai before joining a corporate.

The Cape Town restaurant serving exclusively insects

The restaurant was opened by Gourmet Grub, a company that has already introduced Cape Town to dairy-free ice cream made from insect milk.

Best South African Viogniers in 2019

Where to start with this unusual wine varietal.

Fairmont Zimbali Resort opens exciting new beach café

The café isn’t only all about food – it overlooks a beautiful swimming pool that is safer than the no-swimming beach.

Masterchef Aus judges chopped

The departure comes after Calombaris was fined for underpaying staff at his own restaurants by millions of Australian dollars.

A variety of snacks leads to over-eating

Candy bars, chips, cookies…the spectrum of foods considered to be “snacks” is very wide.

Man making spirits in his basement wins gold at Berlin alcohol competition

He is able to make fewer than 500 bottles a year in his Bethlehem cellar.

Recipe: Cheesy bitterballen

Add a little Dutch flavour to your next mealtime with these bite-sized gems.

Recipe: Mushroom biltong

There’s nothing quite like indulging in biltong, and vegetarians needn’t abstain from SA’s favourite snack.

Recipe: Energising ginger, citrus and turmeric shots

A lot of local juice bars lately have shots that contain immune and energy boosting ingredients. Now you can make these at home too.




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