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Slow Food Italy’s Francesco Anastasi, left, and Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini visit the garden of Soweto smallholder Phila Cele to sample his special brand of chilli. Picture: MALCOLM DRUMMOND

Bid to put local food on the map

Slow Food Italy’s Francesco Anastasi is on a mission to preserve and defend local products and cuisine around the world, writes Sue Blaine

Fêted Mother City chef branches out

Head chef Wesley Randles and manager Simon Widdison of The Shortmarket Club, the latest venture of The Test Kitchen’s Luke Dale-Roberts. Picture: SUPPLIED

Accessible fine dining on menu at The Test Kitchen’s city centre twin, writes Eugene Yiga

Friendships rescue DRC’s gorilla reserve from ruin

Virunga faces many threats to its continued existence, including poaching, poverty and political unrest. However park director Emmanuel de Merode believes these factors are linked and can be tackled through inclusivity and negotiation. Picture: PATRICK JONSSON

In the life-and-death battle to save eastern DRC’s heritage, the Virunga Alliance of friends is park protector Emmanuel De Merode's strongest defence, writes Eugene Yiga

Once simply a wine farm, Boschendal now boasts biking trails and game too

The centuries-old vineyards of Boschendal  in Franschoek.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

More farmers are spreading their reach to try ensure year-round revenue, and Franschhoek’s Boschendal is continuing to diversify

La Dolce Vita is a blue lagoon on the coast of Kenya

Italians flock to the picturesque beaches stretching from the mouth of the Galan river to the small headland of Blue Lagoon that marks out Watamu Bay. Picture: ISTOCK

Known as ‘African Italy’, Malindi is as close to paradise as you can get, writes Linda Markovina

Opinion

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Wine industry prop is now a world standard

Demand has recovered and local brandy houses are back in the game in a big way


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