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Brent Meersman

Banting is found wanting

If you insist on being a Banter, then stick to your steak and forget the substitutes, writes Brent Meersman.

Noakes cult infests the Cape’s menus

"The Noakes narrative has all the elements needed for a quasi-religious story," writes Brent Meersman.

Mushrooms: delectable fungi

Foraging classes, internet buzz and phone apps bring mushroom hunting into the mainstream

Retro recipes for renewal

In cool Cape Town 'upscaling' means 'downmarket', and dives and dude food rake in the customers.

Straight in Dakar, gay in Paris

"I felt I had a white man's disease," he said. As everyone knows, there are no local cures for white men's diseases.

In with the Nü healthy eating

Sea Point health food café Nü has opened a branch in Gauteng, offering junk food minus the junk.

Bailey brings signature sardonic humour to Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’

Stretching the translations to its limit, Brett Bailey removes the frills of Verdi's opera without taking from its beauty.

Eminent global voices top Spier Poetry Festival line-up

The 12 international poets appearing at the Spier Poetry Festival are no strangers to exile and dislocation.

Rotimi Fani-Kayode’s visions of ecstasy

Rotimi Fani-Kayode's exhibition – 25 years after his death – salutes an artist who shifted the lens on depicting black male ­homosexual relationships.

The tapas thesaurus

Chef Liam Tomlin is avowedly in favour of using only the best seasonal ingredients and allowing them to speak for themselves.

Cape Town’s Saigon can do better

Saigon's service at its Cape Town restaurant is good and friendly, and though some dishes are standouts, others are disappointing.

John Kani on his new play, ‘Missing’

Renowned actor and playwright John Kani talks to Brent Meersman about his new play, "Missing", now showing at the Baxter Theatre.

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