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The inner circle

Only the most distinguished of Johannesburg’s hotel chefs are invited to be part of the five-star Chef’s Circle. F&HE spent a privileged morning in this exalted company By Lisa…

Andrew Draper

A man on a mission. After opening two restaurants in six months, he has emerged more passionate than ever and with his trademark humour intact. By Tray Gielink The…

Richard Carstens

Richard Carstens has opened a new restaurant, Nova in Cape Town. While showing a few culinary tricks of his trade, Richard discusses style, ingredients and unadventurous diners. By Kim…

Debbie McLaughlin

Lamb is delicious in Darling: the grazing has always been good in these green hills. That’s how Groote Post Vineyards got its name: it was the largest guarding post…

Fred Faucheaux

At Geisha Wok and Noodle Bar in Cape Town, French chef Fred Faucheaux combines his classic roots with a love of simple Asian flavours By Kim Maxwell Why would…

David Higgs

Asked to take time out from fine dining David Higgs invited some mates for brunch on his day off. Although the mood was jovial, David’s exacting standards and plating…

Judi Dyason

Judi Dyason is renowned in South African culinary circles for her valuable contribution to the local food industry. Leigh Herringer visited her bush kitchen at Motswiri Private Safari Lodge…

Mike Bassett

With Ginja, his inner city Cape Town restaurant constantly full, Mike Bassett has branched out to the leafy suburbs to open his new restaurant, Myoga, at the Vineyard Hotel.…

Nic van Wyk

Nic van Wyk loves fantasising about, talking about, and working with food. Over tapas at his recently opened Barnyard Brasserie in suburban Cape Town, he was spreading the mood.…

Clive Aaron

Clive Aaron is making culinary waves in Durban with his approach to modern South African cuisine. We had lunch with him at his new restaurant, EatMe Gourmet Cafe. By…

Richard Griffin

Theatre of Dreams’ Richard Griffin shows you how culinary magic happens in the circus tent he’s just brought to Johannesburg from Cape Town. By Hilary Prendini Toffoli Chopping beetroot…

Marc Guebert

Renowned French chef Marc Guebert is Johannesburg”s Mr Souffle. A magician with egg whites and a whisk, he estimates that in the last 30 years he has conjured up…

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Up close and personal chef

A personal chef. Gwyneth Paltrow has two – one for sweet and one for savoury; Toni Collette has one to cook macrobiotically; and hip-hop star Jay-Z has added one…

Dario d’Angeli

After years of being the avant-garde enfant terrible of the Gauteng food scene, Dario d’Angeli has returned from a grand tour of the world’s finest restaurants with a new…

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