• The Village Pantry – organic conversion of the Capital city

    The Village Pantry is situated in Pretoria’s plush suburb of Waterkloof and it’s here that the well heeled rub shoulders with diplomats in South Africa’s capital city.  The small neighbourhood store is the city’s first entirely devoted to the supply of locally sourced organic foods and produce. The store, the brainchild of Micha Landmann, business …

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  • Gerhard makes a Miele of it!

    Every now and then life gives one a little fillip – an unexpected gift of serendipity that lifts your day.  My friend Ryan and I were invited to lunch my Miele South Africa’s resident chef Gerhard Koekemoer the other day.  Our “simple” lunch was rustled up on a couple of Miele cooking platforms including the …

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  • Foraging for the origins of a nation’s foodie favourites

    During a week in May this year, my PR agency Pleiades Media was involved in the visit to South Africa by renowned Greek chef Nikolaos Fotiadis.  Thanks to an initiative by the Greek ambassador to South Africa, Ms. Maria Diamantopoulou, Fotiadis presented traditional and modern Greek cuisine to groups of diners in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape …

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