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Haenertsburg Visit

11th February 2013 I have just finished a memorable breakfast, a delicious fruit salad of blueberries, cape gooseberries and topped with thick farm yoghurt. Memorable because it was my hands that had picked the blueberries and gooseberries and the yoghurt was collected from the farm. Last weekend hosted the second annual Berry Festival at the […]

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Dosa Hut brunch and tour of Fordsburg

The Dosa Hut is an authentic South Indian restaurant in Fordsburg, a colourful and multi-ethnic suburb of Johannesburg. Many of the buildings date from when Joburg was a young mining town, and the Dosa Hut, where we met for brunch, has its premises in a restored 1920’s complex. Johannesburg has a large and vibrant immigrant […]

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Discovering indigenous vegetables at ARC

Indigenous vegetables were the focus of a Slow Food Johannesburg organised tour of the Agricultural Reseach Council (ARC) in Roodeplaat. We visited ARC’s Vegetable and Ornamental Plant Institute, where they conduct fundamental and applied research on commercial crops and also indigenous vegetables. Willem Kilian from ARC conducted our tour. He introduced the group to a […]

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Autumn Long Table event

Our annual Autumn Long Table was held at Lucania Dairy in Muldersdrift this year, and 30 SlowFood enthusiasts eagerly gathered to share in the seasonal local feast. Giovani Scarcella, the dairy owner and cheesemaker, graciously offered his front garden for the 3-course lunch, which commenced with a starter of smoked whole tilapia – an African […]

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Annual General Meeting of Slow Food Johannesburg

We held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Cheese Gourmet in Linden on Tuesday 3 April 2012. The event was well-attended by members of Slow Food and the venue’s cozy setting was ideal for a convivial evening. The owner of the Cheese Gourmet and Slow Food member, Brian Dick, launched the Annual General Meeting […]

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Venison Tasting Reportback

Winter is venison season in South Africa and in Johannesburg it is probably our quintesential local food. Before gold was discovered in 1876, before farmers started building houses and dividing up the land in the 1830s, before traders and explorers wandered through the area, there were herds of wild antelope and flocks of wild birds […]

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