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Reuben Riffel on Becoming a Top Chef in Post-Apartheid South Africa

  Chef Reuben Riffel on South African food and culture after Apartheid… In his early restaurant jobs, Reuben Riffel worked as a waiter, a barman, and a kitchen hand in his hometown of Franschhoek, South Africa. Eventually he became a sous-chef, helping to run the kitchen at Chamonix Restaurant. One afternoon the executive chef called […]

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Stand Up: One Young Farmer’s Story Teaching Farming in South Africa

This is the story of Phakamani, a young farmer teaching rural South African youth to grow their own food as part of the Thanda after school program. See the rest of the documentary series at Perennial Plate.

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Restaurant Offers ‘Photo Studio’ for the Perfect Food Shot

While some restaurants have banned ‘food pornographers’ from taking photos of their dishes, a South African restaurant has swung the other way, providing diners with a small, portable lighting studio so they can take the optimal shot.   Read more at NY Daily News.

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'Braai Day' Aims to Bring S. Africans Together Over Barbecue

Nelson Mandela is officially “improving,” though still in critical condition at a South African hospital. His long battle with a lung infection has South Africans anxiously contemplating their “post-Mandela” future in a still racially divided country. In a unique strategy, one man is hoping to help heal those divisions with a pair of barbecue tongs. Jan […]

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