Category: Food&Wine/Kos&Wyn

Winter has arrived in full swing and with it comes the urge to cozy up and indulge in a few comforts. Two of my favourite winter comforts in the Boland are steamy baked puddings and fortified wines. But if I can combine the two, I’m in heaven. I’ve seen quite a few recipes for baked puddings with Ca …

Currently there are over 10,000 known types of mushrooms. That may seem like a large number, but mycologists suspect that this is only a fraction of what’s out there! We can put these various species in one of 4 categories, namely saprotrophic (shiitake, white button, oyster), mycorrhizal (porcini, …

With so many types of mushrooms, the possibilities (and recipes) are endless. High in fiber and vitamins, mushrooms are also fat and cholesterol-free. They’re popular around the world due to their versatility as well as their meat-like heft and texture — and these days, we generally don’t have to tr …

In Italy fusilli generally refers to long, hollow screws of pasta that resemble long corkscrews. Rotini, on the other hand, are the short, fluted twists. Designed to hold loose dry sauces, think pesto in particular, they’ve become one of the more common and popular forms of pasta over the past decad …

Snazzy sandwich and wine pairings!

My mom always made the best sandwiches in the world. I remember looking forward to every school break just to open my lunch box and munch my way through her creations before joining my classmates for fun and games. And years later her sandwiches were equally enjoyed as part of “padkos” (food for the …