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Keeping gardens healthy

By Rob Symons This is an article I wrote for the Mercury Food and Wine supplement and it also appears in “Verdant Life“. Of all the questions I am asked on the subject of home food gardens the majority are … Continue reading

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Entertaining banter about Banting

By Rob Symons This is an article I wrote for the Mercury Food and Wine supplement and it also appears in “Verdant Life“. Recently I was honoured to be invited to pianist Christopher Duigan’s annual pop-up dinner event, the Table. … Continue reading

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Low-carb, high-fat a low blow

By Rob Symons This is an article I wrote for the Mercury Food and Wine supplement and it also appears in “Verdant Life“. I have been at a number of functions lately where talk has drifted to diet,  most particularly … Continue reading

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Humane + healthy = sustainable

By Rob Symons This is an article I wrote for the Mercury Food and Wine supplement and it also appears on “Verdant Life.” Since a child, one of my favourite dishes has been Chicken peri-peri. Chicken is the main ingredient … Continue reading

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Can organic feed the world?

By Rob Symons This is my 41st article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life Whenever I attend a workshop or seminar on food security I always come across this question, “can organic … Continue reading

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Trust in meat suppliers eroded

This is my 30th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. In recent weeks food issues have gained prominence in the media. Most notably we have had the results of the Stellenbosch study on retail meats in which it … Continue reading

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A Fishy Tale

This is my 27th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. On Christmas eve we were treated to a stunning entrée of smoked salmon and caviar which left such a lasting impression on my taste buds, that I still … Continue reading

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Talking turkey…

This is my 26th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. Roast turkey has always had a pride of place on my family’s Christmas table. It has always been my mothers speciality and without fail she has always produced … Continue reading

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The case for Organic food

Over the last three months a recurring theme has reared its head in our local newspapers. Variously titled, “Organic food no better than conventional” or “Is Organic better, the jury’s still out”, these articles were sourced from news agencies and … Continue reading

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Always keep it real

This is my 16th article from the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. I started my morning today with a boiled egg from my Zulu fowls. I think most farmers will agree with me, there is nothing like a freshly laid … Continue reading

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