Category: Food & Drink


How to make the best self-saucing umami roast chicken ever

Jul 26, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Hello Joburgers, when it comes to our tastebuds there’s sweet, salty, sour and bitter… and then there is our favourite, the fifth taste, umami. The existence of this was pretty controversial and disputed until as recently as 2002. Nowadays of course we all that it […]

Drinks, People of Joburg

Meet a true whisky master: Dr Bill Lumsden

Jul 24, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

It’s not every day that one happens upon a man who is a true master in his field. Introducing Dr Bill Lumsden. Fondly referred to as the whisky doctor, Dr Bill is the custodian of Glenmorangie whisky and the pioneer in the art of wood […]

Food, Recipes

Comforting pasta recipes to indulge in this winter

Jul 24, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Hello Joburgers, what could possibly be better than a hearty bowl of pasta on a cold winter night? Be sure to try these two delicious Pasta Joy recipes: Pasta Joy Alfredo and Pasta Joy summer salad. One pot Pasta Joy Alfredo The Italian Alfredo is […]


A golden rum pairing for when the weather chills

Jul 17, 2019, Author: Candice May

While it’s usually associated with summery, tropical cocktails, rum’s molasses-like sweetness also makes a warming addition to the sort of drinks we turn to as the temperatures plummet. The trick is to swap out white and silver rums (the ones typically used in daiquiris and mojitos) […]

Food, Shopping

The limited-edition Twix White lands in SA

Jul 11, 2019, Author: Candice May

Twix lovers, you’re in for a real treat! Mars Confectionary has introduced a new limited-edition variant of its favourite Twix biscuit bar, Twix White, in South Africa for the first time. READ MORE ON DINING OUT HERE. The decadent Twix White features the classic crunchy shortbread […]

Drinks, Shopping

Spier launches the Seaward wine range

Jul 10, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Spier has launched Seaward, a wine range inspired by the Cape’s coastal terroir.  READ MORE ON FOOD & DRINK HERE.   Spier has spent the last two years developing a unique duo of wines that pay homage to the benefits of growing grapes along the coast. The aptly titled Seaward […]


Cognac and chocolate? Yes please!

Jul 5, 2019, Author: Candice May

Cognac just feels right on a cold evening, don’t you think? Rich, spicy, woodsy, flowery and utterly luxuriant, there’s something ineffably wintry about it. Sipping cognac as a digestif with dessert is an indulgent way to keep a great meal going in winter. If a cheese board is more […]

Drinks, Night life

Tequila to wake the living … mezcal to wake the dead!

Jul 5, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Artisanally-produced Montelobos is an unaged mezcal Joven crafted from carefully cultivated, organic agave espadín (the most common agave type for mezcal) that are slow-roasted and small batch-distilled to achieve a perfect balance of sweetness, wood and subtle smoke.   READ MORE ON NIGHTLIFE HERE. Where tequila is light, sweet and delicate, mezcal is […]


Try our new favourite vodka pairing this winter

Jul 2, 2019, Author: Candice May

Come winter, many drinkers switch to brown spirits. That’s a mistake though – vodka is a great liquor to drink in the winter. Grab a 250g steak, sear it and serve it rare with ice-cold vodka for a meal that all your man friends will […]


‘Tis the season for a rugged wine pairing

Jun 28, 2019, Author: Candice May

Vrede en Lust Lady J Syrah 2012 is one of our favourite winter wines. Best described as showing clean fruit, ripe cherries, plums and white pepper on the nose, this appealing shiraz is a wine that’s the perfect example of how fruit from two different terroirs can harmonise to […]