The start of a new year is often filled with many promises to the self that usually focus on growth, health and a better year than the one that came before. We’d like to highlight the food-centric promises – except, instead of diets and cleanses, we’d encourage you to opt for an attitude towards eating that’s about enjoying, experimenting, sharing, celebrating and savouring. To set the tone, we’ve selected some of our favourite local foodies who are just as culinary-obsessed as we are. These are the food writers, bloggers, stylists, cooks and taste aficionados you should follow on Instagram for all the daily inspiration you need.
Georgia East is developing some noteworthy flavours underpinned by her love of authentic eating and ethical ingredients. Her food stills are artfully styled and seriously frame-worthy, making it a treat to share in her delicous journey.
A dynamic Durban duo celebrating all things fresh and tasty. If you happen to be near Salt Rock, visit The Litchi Orchard, where these two sisters have combined and developed their passion for creating scrumptious meals.
Alice Toich is in our current Trends issue on stands now. Known from The Great South African Bake Off and for her beautiful paintings, this culinary artist is one we are very fond of. If you want to celebrate all things sweet, Alice is the one to support.
Joburg foodieis whipping up all the right ingredients for wholesome meals. Whether the Plump Kitchen is out eating or preparing a feast for guests, hearty and nourishing always comes to mind.
…last day of #judymalanleadershipadvisory lunches 🚙😋 #init——————– – spicy lamb cooked for hours & hours in cinnamon, cardamom, cumin & coriander seeds, brown onion & spices. added chopped tomatoes & chickpeas. Veg option without lamb & added lentils. sides – health rotis/ sweet nutmeg roast butternut/ coriander/ cucumber yoghurt dressing. #lunchfor7 #plumpkitchen
Kamini Pather hosted an HL reader dinner in 2016, and was originally made famous through Masterchef South Africa in 2013. Dedicated to the search for food that feeds an active body, her account is a must for all the right tips and plenty of flavour experiments.
#dessert was a winner, if i do say so myself – minty #coconut cream with pineapple, chewy #meringue and popped black rice. Pineapple and coconut is a no brainier 😍 but the soft-centred meringue with the earthy rice took it up a notch. I'm giving myself a high five but next time the meringues will be smaller and I'll pestle-and-mortar the green out of the mint.
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One can become mesmerised by Thando Moleketi‘s food experiences. Whether they’re local or international, we are left very hungry after a quick picture scroll. Her love of ramen noodles is evident, and her most recent journey to Hanoi has us pining for Asian-inspired dishes.
Bun cha – one bowl of smoky braaied pork slices & braaied mince patties in a sweet fish sauce based broth/ dressing served with a huge plate of rice noodles & a plate of herbs. Step 1: add chili to broth for flavour not eating Step 2: take a heap of noodles & a bit of 🌿 Step3: dip in broth & grab up a piece of meat My best bowl this entire trip! #48hoursinhanoi
Marie Viljoen is based between Cape Town and New York. Her blog’s name comes from the exact dimensions of her Brooklyn apartment, where she grew and cooked her own food. An apartment-to-table approach to cooking is what Marie does best.
Khanya Mzongwana is a household favourite of ours – a dynamic foodie (and a master in our eyes) known for hosting the Off The Wall pop-up restaurant. Khanya’s food combinations will inspire you to be a better cook in 2017. Keep a hungry eye on her feed for upcoming events and collaborations.
Thank you @bkhz for being so great and allowing me a creative outlet today (yesterday) this is what love is 🌸✨🐙🖖🏾 we seared a beautiful rib-eye and sliced it up w some crispy roast potatoes and tossed it in a creamy green peppercorn x chenin blanc sauce. This was so good that it's ruined all other food for me. Wow. #halfbakedharvest #salad #potatoes #steak
Hannerie Visser is the food experience master, transforming the way we eat and interact with food. Recently completing the Street Food Festival that was held in Joburg and Cape Town, we cannot wait for what she’s got in store for us this year.