M&G Bites

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M&G Bites

We bring you food and wine news and reviews from South Africa and abroad.


Those weren't the days in Franschhoek

The past is a foreign country peopled with incomprehensible beings. Or, in this case, it is different winelands from those we know and perhaps love.

Real men eat quiche

Melville's Service Station serves the kind of good, fresh food you would find in the home of, say, Nigella Lawson or Donna Hay.

Good food in context

Chef Daniel Jardim will give you a recipe, add its ­nutritional value and say when you should eat it.

Too much plank and you get plonk

Sometimes ambitious wine­makers seem to use a sad bit of illogic, assuming that if a little of something is good, a lot must be better.