Monthly Archives: July 2015

Top picks: Yumporium’s Leoni Kotze

Top picks: Yumporium’s Leoni Kotze

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This week we enter the Yumporium – the brainchild of avid food and wine lover, keen traveller and passionate entrepreneur Leoni Kotze. Yumporium is the online home of all things yum – “I have a passion to learn more about interesting foods and wines, as well as the suppliers behind them. It’s a delight to travel and find special goodies to share with Yumporium customers”, says Leoni. Yumporium also sells popular themed gift boxes – look out for Pronto Mama in the Snack Box. Here are a few of her all-time favourite things.

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Top picks: Eat with Emma

Top picks: Eat with Emma

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Café owner and food stylist Emma Wilson from Eat with Emma shares her favourites with us this week. A former food blogger – Emma became too busy with her actual love of styling and cooking that she scaled down on the blogging – Emma is a much-loved food consultant. Visit her lively eatery on Cape Town’s Loop Street and you’ll discover her passion in every bite of delicious food. It’s changing ownership at the end of July so hurry and you might still run into Emma!

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Top picks: Food consultant Bernice van der Merwe

Top picks: Food consultant Bernice van der Merwe

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Julia Child once said that people who love to eat are always the best people. And we think people who love to cook for other people are also the best kind – people like Bernice van der Merwe, who many will agree are one of the nicest foodies in the business. Author and ex-owner of Long Street institution My Basaar – which has sadly just closed its doors – Bernice now devotes herself to catering, food consulting and styling (including an exciting new food movie). We chatted favourites with this meisie from the Karoo.

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Top picks: The Wine Centre’s Cathy Marston

Top picks: The Wine Centre’s Cathy Marston

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Wine connoisseur Cathy Marston used to own a wine bar called The Nose, which is apt as she is certainly one of Africa’s top wine noses. Author of Love Your Wine, taster for many top publications and regularly running internationally-recognised wine courses by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), we chatted to Cathy about some of her favourite – and not-so-favourite – things.

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