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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]