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FOOD MYTHS

Take it with a pinch of salt – the food marketing myths we’ve swallowed whole. Who says breakfast is the most important meal of the day? And why does spinach make you strong? It sounds like conventional wisdom, but most of it was cooked up by ad men. By Arwa Mahdawi What came first, the chicken-is-healthy study or the eggs-are-unhealthy …

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MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Mediterranean diet might work far better than cutting fat to lose weight, says study that shakes up diet industry. Experts have said that the study could be important in challenging many of the central myths of diets. By Andrew Griffin Eating as much as you want of a Mediterranean diet won’t make you gain weight – and might be far …

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THE GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN BAKE OFF

Around the world The Great British Bake Off is known as the ultimate baking battle and now BBC Lifestyle South Africa is looking to find South Africa’s best amateur baker in the second series of an exciting local version of the format, which will be produced by the award-winning production company, Rapid Blue. Over the course of the series, The …

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WINE OF SOUTH AFRICA

Sustainable wine South Africa. South Africa is leading the world in production integrity. Since 1974, our Wine of Origin scheme guarantees the information on the label that states where the grapes came from, the vintage year and the variety or varieties. (www.sawis.co.za). South Africa introduced guidelines on sustainability as early as 1998. Over 95% of the growers and cellars stick …

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CHEERS BEER FESTIVAL

The Cheers Beer Festival will be hosted at Emperors Palace, which promises to tantalise taste buds for one day only on 11 June 2016 in the beautifully manicured gardens at the 5-star D’oreale Grande hotel. The craft beer and gourmet food extravaganza will focus on the craft liquor industry throughout South Africa with an emphasis on showcasing the talent of …

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WHY MEN SHOULD DITCH AN EVENING TIPPLE FOR ROOIBOS

Most South African men can tell you what’s in every obscure alcoholic drink and where you can get the best one, but if there’s one drink men should know more about, it’s Rooibos tea. This June is National Men’s Health Month, which is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs and other educational activities to encourage men to make …

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SIBA’S TABLE

Siba’s début cookbook, My Table, takes South Africa by storm. Celebrity chef and TV personality Siba Mtongana continues to rock the culinary world. As is the case with her international TV show, ‘Siba’s Table’, her recently released cookbook, My Table, has become an instant hit. My Table has taken South Africa by storm and has already made history as the …

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GROVES AND OLIVES FESTIVAL

This event is one of the most anticipated country festivals and this year will be no different. Visitors will be treated to a fantastic selection of fine wines from 16 estates, olives, Champagne Lounge, craft beer on tap, artisanal foods and crafts, as well as live music from some of South Africa’s top bands, in a setting that rivals the …

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DROSTDY HOF BILTONG PATE

While rugby gees at the stadium or pub is always exciting, sometimes the winter cold makes us want to curl up and stay indoors! Drostdy Hof invites you to make the most of the moment in your own home when South Africa takes on Ireland this June 11. Drostdy Hof, as South African as the “Bokke”, was originally established in …

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KOEKSISTER

Timeless & Tasty: The Mighty Koeksister by Andrew Pearson. A legendary favourite, this sweet treat has earned a place in South African culinary history. When it comes to staying power, the sticky syrupy treat known as the ‘koeksister’ rules supreme in the hearts, minds and tastebuds of South Africans across the country. From humble Cape Malay origins, this simple yet …