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Grand Parade | Milk and Cookies SA

Honouring Nelson Mandela at the Grand Parade in Cape Town

The heaviness that hangs over the Mother City and South Africa lays like a weight on the world’s shoulders.  Here’s to a rare soul who gave his life to honour other’s civil liberties and freedoms. Singing in honour of Madiba. Flowers laid to rest from a grateful gathering of the public. Flags at half-mast for the […]

Browser and Grazer Tribe Coffee | Milk and Cookies SA

Tribe Coffee has a new roommate – Browser and Grazer purveyors of fine catering

Tribe Coffee bunks up with Browser and Grazer at the Foundry in Woodstock. The Foundry is trendy, there’s little doubt about that, but Tribe Coffee and its neighbours are subtly unpretentious and their vibe is mature enough that they get who they are.   Graffiti on the walls and awesome open brick face, they pull it off. […]

Caros Secret Dinner | Milk and Cookies SA

Caro de Waal’s Spier Secret dinner – The Magic Far Away Tree

Take a photo journey into the bewitching magical forest of culinary nostalgia created by Food24’s editor, Caro de Waal, for the annual Spier Secret Festival dinner. With every last beautiful detail, the dining room of Caro de Waal was transformed into a softly lit mystical forest with twinkly lights and woodlands creatures between the branches […]

Gourmet Boerie Rocking the Daisies | Milk and Cookies

Gourmet Boerie gives bands a chance to ‘Rock the Daisies’

Townie by Bea Vo of Bloomsburg

The ‘townie’ – hello tart with a brownie inside

I didn’t make this up but I wish I did, the new hybrid treat – the ‘townie’. Cross-bread pleasures are trending hard and honestly, why shouldn’t they be?  Beautifully baked goods smushed together with two self-indulgent items that when on their own are decadently more-ish, but together, a union of two perfect sugary souls for […]

Farmer Style (gangnam style)

Farmer Style (Gangnam Style Parody)

Hop on the viral train (no, not that hottie you met last night)  and watch “Farmer Style”, by 3 guys who obviously love the work they do. The video is a bit long,  but there’s some catchy bits and I appreciate the fact that everyone must know where our food comes from.  Gotta love the […]

“Sorting Beer Like a Boss”

Huff Po posted this video and it’s just so ridiculously pro that it has to be shared. They sound like they are Eastern European – Russian?  Those guys know how to drink efficiently.

Pizza Foro at Colcacchios Cape Town | Milk and Cookies

Colcacchio’s Pizza Foro: skinny on the skinny

Colcacchio’s Pizza foro means you can eat the whole pie (like I didn’t before). Colcacchio’s always seems to be pumping, even on a Wednesday after the lunch rush has died down, the pizza’s still ordered by the many and the lovers of Italian food visiting this classic Cape Town staple day and night are always […]

Harvard guys send a burger into space!

Holy burger in space Batman! photo from youtube It’s official; you can now get a burger and flies. Seriously though, a hamburger, a meaty juicy patty set between two soft buns in all its glory, has been sent into the great unknown. While the whole of South Africa is buzzing about a certain Burger King coming to […]

Cape Dairy Experience in Stellenbosch

Of all things, I love diary the most; chocolate, ice cream, milk, cream, butter, silky smooth yogurt, it’s the most glorious of all food groups, the decadence, the dessert, my heart is heavily attached to the cholesterol it provides. The Cape Dairy Experience  is the closest to  an American State Fair in South Africa, all the farmers proud of their stock, […]

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Barack Obama – Recipes from the White House| VOTE (the one that matters)

What the president and his family eat to gear up for the one of the biggest nights of world politics via Food24 It’s done; the USA has elected Barack Obama (thank goodness). Through all the red, blue, swing states, and last minute hoo-ha, we at Food24 want to know one thing: WHAT WAS OBAMA EATING (and drinking): […]

The 2012 Election polls, Trader Joe’s snacks, and my 94 year old grandpa

I’m all the way in Africa and an election, the federal one, some state stuff too, is going on.  I can barely keep my eyes open I’m so exhausted but I don’t want to miss out.  And, all I can think of is Trader Joe’s and how much I miss it.  I miss thick cut […]

Jellymongers at Spier Secret Festival | Milk and Cookies

Sunday Spier Secret top chefs braai-off, Bompas and Parr, and a full belly

Saturday was a day of work at the Spier Secret market.  I slaved over about a million cookies, actually a million. But, Sunday, I was lucky enough to enjoy and participate in the Spier Secret Festival for some education about the food industry but mostly for eating and schmoozing, mostly eating, let’s be real. Had […]

Gourmet Boerie Opening Cape Town | Milk and Cookies

Gourmet Boerie opens on Kloof | Cape Town

Gourmet Boerie – Every South African likes a good boerie, if you don’t eat meat, well then, I’m sorry.  I went through that phase too.  With items like scrambled eggs and bacon boeries and boeries topped with goat cheese and caramelized onions, I’m overjoyed to have returned to a carnivorous lifestyle , my heart might not be so […]

Milk and Cookies Movember

Movember: Milk and Cookies Mo’s in November

Ladies, guess what.   Today marks the very start of MOvember.  Yes, the time of year when men grow moustaches to save their balls and prostate (and other less humourous seeming body parts). It’s a glorious occasion when we can relive the late 70’s and give our men the opportunity to rock a thick (and […]

Jellymongers at Spiersecret | Milk and Cookies

Bompas and Parr’s Pickle Chandelier

Dear Bompas and Parr (you crazy Jellymongers), You had me at food Dadaism. You could have stopped there and my brain would have had reels of footage to create. But, you had an hour to fill at the Spier Secret Festival. So go on you did and a pitter-patter of excitement of food experiments gone awesome was […]