Matthew Burbidge

Come braai with me

Two cookbooks give meat (and veggies) a grilling and give tips that will take your game to a new level.

A feast for the senses in Thailand

The country has many charms, but it is the food in all its many splendid forms that is the most enticing.

Sublime tomato sauce has a thin skin

Matthew Burbidge explores different ways of preparing a decent tomato sauce – the Italian way.

A papaya salad that sings

Papaya salad apparently originated in Laos, over the border with Thailand, and is now a staple in Southeast Asia.

Cooking dhal: In praise of the humble pulse

?Chef Kripal Singh shares some of his tips with Matthew Burbidge on how to cook dhal, the benevolent soupy dish.

Tip for tasty hummus, mum’s the word

Matthew Burbidge looks at staples that mothers all over the world claim to have the best recipes for.

How running junkies find their next fix

Runners live by a guide that describes every race in the land - and there's at least one every weekend.

Recipes for success with sustainable fish

‘Star Fish’ is not just a collection of tasty recipes; it is underpinned by environmental imperatives too.

Western Cape dines out on Rossouw’s restaurant reviews

Gauteng, which came in second with six top restaurants, is on the up and up and offers a much more African experience.

Book a date with a creative cook

Yotam Ottolenghi's "Plenty More" is an irresistible invitation to get down and dirty in the kitchen, writes Matthew Burbidge.

E-cigs fall through cracks of law

New research says smokers trying to quit are 60% more likely to succeed if they switch to e-cigarettes.

African albums you have to hear

Music from around our continent keeps giving the rest of the world's best a run for their money.

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