Brent Meersman

Brent Meersman

Brent Meersman is a political novelist (Primary Coloured, Reports Before Daybreak). He has been writing for the Mail & Guardian since 2003 about things that make life more enjoyable – the arts, literature and travel and (in his Friday column, Once Bitten) food. If comments on the internet are to be believed, he is a self-loathing white racist, an ultra-left counter-revolutionary, a neo-liberal communist capitalist, imperialist anarchist, and most proudly a bourgeois working-class lad. Or you can put the labels aside and read what he writes. Visit his website: www.meersman.co.za

The menu at Haute Cabrière is specifically designed to complement the estate's wines - and it works.

Cape Town Vegan Challenge is an invitation to try veganism for a month and several restaurants have taken up the gauntlet, writes Brent Meersman.

In this overprocessed world with industrial ­agriculture doing violence to the planet, it makes sense that some have turned to a raw food diet.

James Kuiper is bringing the sexy back in healthy meals that are gluten, soya, sugar and preservatives free.