Any foodie worth his/her salt will be well aware of the multi-award winning “Best Country Kitchen” in South Africa, Mariana’s – the jewel in Stanford’s crown. Stanford, for the less-informed, is 15 minutes after Hermanus. On the river. My family are close friends with owners, Mariana and Peter. My dad gets special pies which aren’t [...]
From the Brazilian super model to Crocs, everything eventually has its time in the sun. That rule also applies fully to health food. The “newest” African superfood has been growing on some really old trees for a really long time – it’s Baobab fruit.
Egg and bacon burger for 60 bucks, or Steak, egg and chips for under a hundred? Shame, they’ve made it terribly easy for us..
The Texas State Fair: a place where families can come together, play games, and eat some deep fried shit. Know this, Justin Martinez’s strange creation isn’t actually bubblegum, it’s a concoction of marshmallows and pink bubblegum extract topped with blue icing and Chiclets (bubblegum). It might sound lethal, but hey, he still won the prize for most creative food at the fair.
The Ass Foods saga continues. Late last June, 2oceansVibe was forwarded a little but of spice by prominent Cape Town personality, Bartlett. Bartlett told us that he intended to lay a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa regarding the offensive (and frankly, traumatising) Ass Wrap packaging at the Steenberg Pick n Pay.
Researchers in Gothenburg, Sweden, met this week to launch a new “meat without slaughter” initiative – with plans on being able to release bio-sausages in the next six months. Bio-sausages made from exotic animal cells, too, because vat-grown tiger meat isn’t any less ethical than vat-grown bacon.
And in good news: researchers at the University of Cambridge re-examined the results of seven existing studies and concluded that high levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a reduction in the risk of developing heart disease. The research was presented at Europe’s biggest medical meeting in Paris yesterday.
We’re not sure who’s behind this raging torrent of satire, but our first guess is that they’re Capetonian. The hitlist includes food writer Dax Villanueva, The Power and the Glory, The Roundhouse, and Beluga. Eina. Find the link, after the jump.
Normally hot dog stories are about who shoves the most hot dogs down their gullet. This one is different. It’s hot dog maker versus hot dog maker in a US federal district court, as each claims their product is better than their competitor’s. It’s Kraft Foods versus Sara Lee Corporation. It’s a $1,6 billion sausage product war.
Traditionally, you hear the phrase “surf and turf”, and your brain automatically concludes that instead of getting the best of both worlds, neither the seafood nor the steak will be something special on your plate. Well, ladies and gentlemen, it is about time you amend your perceptions of reality. Surf, by Groupon. Pay R180 instead [...]
The Bench, 2oceansVibe Radio‘s popular weekly sports and lifestyle show, will be broadcasting live from Caveau in Newlands on Saturday as part of the build-up to the Springboks’ second Tri-Nations Test of the year against the All Blacks. One a debonair and clean cut playboy and the other not, Crispin “Chowgaps” Inglis and Howie Kahn [...]
When it comes to the food industry, one must always be on the lookout for exciting, new trends. As you know, Ass-Flavoured Products are very “in” right now and it therefore makes perfect sense for the Caltex garage at the Waterfront to launch a titillating new range of Pieman’s ass flavoured pies.
My friend Lara is a vet in training and spent most of this month putting her hands in animals. Whilst out fiddling with animals in the Kruger Park, she noticed that even the parksboard is trying to cash in by introducing various ass-flavoured products.
Some of us will probably always be enthralled by the way Heston Blumenthal, world renowned scientific food chef, comes up with what he does. Now, a New York grocery store has started applying one of Heston’s techniques. Namely, pairing real food with artificial scents infused into the air in the store via scent machines, to induce sales.
During my time living in Blightly, I cultivated a certain fondness for the ritual around a curry. A group of friends and I would often end the weekend with dinner at the end of the High Street, and it was here that I became well-versed in the merits of the Lamb Rogan Gosh, the pitfalls of the Vindaloo and the careful preparation of the crispy poppadom. Situated adjacent to Greenmarket Square, a mere poppadom frisbee’s throw from Wale Street, Bukhara is an institution in Cape Town and never fails to impress. Last week we decided to reintroduce the sacred London tradition and sat around a table to enjoy a curry whilst rehashing some vintage tales from the underground.
Many moons ago, Jan Braai set off on an incredible 40-day, cross country adventure. The mission was to criss-cross South Africa, visiting at least one National Heritage Site per day. And by “visiting” we of course mean “braaing at”. The entire adventure was documented for dsTV’s KykNet channel, and has been packaged into a great [...]
Just when it appeared that American moral fabric couldn’t get any worse, it did. Donna Simpson already holds the honour of being the Guinness Book Of Records’ fattest woman to ever give birth. Now she’s after the record for the world’s most obese woman. Did we mention she gets her daughter to feed her? Can you say child abuse?
2oceansVibe Radio broadcast the Premier Show on Friday from a cosy Italian spot at the V&A Waterfront called Meloncino. Why would we be broadcasting from there, you ask? We were busy treating one lucky lad by the name of Brendon Bain to an afternoon of jollification, courtesy of Jack Daniels. In case you missed the [...]
On Thursday, July 7 at 19h00, The Cape Royale Hotel’s acclaimed eatery, EighteenHundred Grill Room, is offering a four course meal prepared by their talented chef, Jonathan Gargan, which will be paired with Warwick Wine Estate’s flagship wines. How much do you think a night like that should cost? R500? Nay! R335 will nab you [...]
Pick n Pay’s recent venture into the ass foods market (in the form of ass flavoured, ass cup noodles and, lest we forget, simply spreading ass) must have produced some good results. It seems the retail giant is now experimenting further with the ass flavour, and has made it available inside a wrap, no less – [...]
Wonderful. A Taiwanese court ruled this week that a female food-blogger’s claim that a local restaurant’s beef noodles “were too salty” justified 30 days in detention, and two years of probation. Even better, she has to pay 200,000 Taiwenese dollars (about 50K ZAR) in compensation to the restaurant.
I was raised on Philadelphia Cream Cheese and didn’t think I would love another. Well, I was just in Provence for a month – as we do every year – where we ate Kiri cream cheese every morning with baguette, which we would buy during our morning walks. Because that’s how we roll in the [...]
If you don’t know what Kool-Aid is, it’s the American equivalent of Oros, only with a shit ton of sugar and an abundance of magical E numbers. If the American Heart Association had hitmen, the guy who invented this snack would be at the top of their list. But really, he loves deep-frying so much that you can actually see the excitement in his eyes.
We’ve been covering the rise of Ass-Flavoured Products for a while now – and I think we’ve just found the first restaurant to start dealing in this surprisingly popular new flavour with their delightfully picant, ‘Ass Cake Sitdown.’ Please, click through & and be amazed.
I’m not entirely sure if this is a good idea or a bad idea, but a range of wine packaged in perfume-bottle shaped containers has just been launched in Italy and Germany. The drink is specifically targeted at women and makes life for the non-connoisseur, but still fashionable person considerably easier, as there are only three flavours to choose from.
I made my booking at a delightful place – cleverly named What’s On Eatery – situated in Watson Street in the “City Bowl”. Get it? Nevermind. It is a relative newcomer to the Cape Town restaurant scene, in operation for a shade over four months as both a deli during the day and restaurant in the evening. I must confess (even though this is a review), What’s On Eatery is outstanding – no question about it. Follow the link to find out why..
Two young PETA activists in Montreal, Canada have served up a whole bunch of vegetarian sausages to fans at Thursday’s Grand Prix testing. They say it’s better than any sex drug. Nom nom nom.
At the Harbin Siberian Tiger Park in Northern China, feeding time has become something of a spectator sport. The park is reportedly home to around 1 000 tigers and it’s also one of the world’s largest and most successful conservation parks for the endangered animals.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been handing out the warnings lately. But it shouldn’t come as a surprise that what’s been happening across northern Europe is actually becoming quite a dangerous problem. It’s reported that the E-coli bacteria responsible for the deaths of 18 people so far is from a strain “never seen before” in an outbreak.