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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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Paucity of Choice

By Rob Symons This is my 38th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life I cannot help noticing whenever I go shopping or eat out, the steadily diminishing variety and diversity … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand

This is my 37th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. This article also appeared on the site, Verdant Life   At this time of the year the farm routine shifts up a gear. As we approach mid-summer; the newly … 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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When food is more than nutrition…

This is my 29th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. Last week I, along with fellow columnist Nompumelelo Mqwebu, had the pleasure of being invited to an innovative pop up dinner hosted by pianist and Steinway artist, Christopher … 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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Musings from a farm kitchen

This is my 24th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. As I stood at the stove tending my faithful cast iron pot, filled with Chuck and Bobs Toulouse sausage, cannellini beans and plenty of garlic, my thoughts started … Continue reading

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Ah, the green, green grass of home.

This is my 22th article in the Mercury Food and Wine supplement. Last month we were excited to have our good friends Marius and Karianne visit us from Norway. At our final meal together Marius offered his observations on the … Continue reading

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