Monthly Archives: April 2011

When the (slap) chips are down – and other interesting stuff about fries

GIVEN my penchant for potatoes, I was pleased to see French fries presented in a positive light in the headlines this month – not once, but twice. In the first instance, in a petrol-head-turns-potato-head story entitled “Behold the car that … Continue reading

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Pomegranates – the fruit of pharaohs, goddesses and other famous folk

Pomegranates have long been revered in the Middle East and finally the rest of us are finding out why. WHEN, about 3 333 years ago, 19 year old Tutankhamen was entombed in the Valley of the Kings, his entourage apparently … Continue reading

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The ultimate “sweet, my bru” kind of workshop: chocolate-making

THERE are workshops and there are workshops. Sometimes they are even useful: particularly when you actually learn something worthwhile by attending – or when you manage to artfully complete an unrelated assignment while the get-together proceeds unobtrusively around you. In … Continue reading

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Smart food – because smart phones are so last Tuesday

WHO gives a noggin whether the chicken came before the egg, or visa versa? What is clear now is that the egg is the more intelligent of the two. That’s since a British company introduced self-timing eggs whose shells are … Continue reading

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Rusks…because your dunking days are never done

South Africans have been dunking rusks ever since the first creak of the wagon wheel but, as I found out researching this article for The Weekender, there have been some changes. RUSKS have come a long way since the intrepid … Continue reading

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