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Nobody listens to vegans

Brent Meersman ponders whether veganism and being a food writer can go together.

The fine art of cooking

Boutique restaurants are on the increase in Cape Town – selling product lines as well as meals.

Terroir’s earthy taste of winter

Brent Meersman explores the elegantly casual Terroir restaurant's European inspired cuisine and its sweet deals for winter.

Haute of this world

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

Up to the vegan challenge?

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

The best of a raw deal

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

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.

Is it beer o’clock in Cape Town yet?

Yes. Yes it is. And time flies at the Beerhouse in Long Street, where the range of ale is matched by the quality of the food.

Cape Town tapas spot taps into the loud crowd

La Parada on Bree Street in Cape Town is noisy and ­popular, but clearly food is not the main attraction.

‘White trash’ still cooking

Emily's Restaurant has moved again, and this time 
it will appeal to more food lovers than ever before.

Kimchi worth a royal flush

Observatory, isn't exactly a destination for fine dining, although there is plenty of food to be had at better prices than elsewhere in Cape Town.

Infamy eggs on Charly’s bakin’

From naughty creations to gestures of goodwill, a Cape Town business has seen – and made – it all.

Adventurer’s artefacts fall under the hammer

The collection of a young man who ?courted danger across the continent, Nicholas Penny, is to be sold as "tribal art".

A bookshop’s new chapter, different setting

A renowned book dealer, Clarke's Bookshop, has been given a new lease on life though its future in a hostile world remains uncertain.

Green Mountain trail: Slackpacker finds his way home

Brent Meersman discovers the perfect way to remove the aches and pains of walking a 60km route.

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SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday

At a portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, developing a sustainable funding model for the SABC was top of the agenda

Slain top cop blamed for not cooperating with police

The widow of Charl Kinnear submitted a petition to parliament to find out why protection services were withdrawn before her husband’s assassination

Zuma not at court to hear his arms-deal trial start date

The former president’s lawyers asked last week that he be excused from appearing in person, although no such arrangements were made for his snubbing of the Zondo commission

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