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Join Andy Fenner at Cape Town’s First Street Food Festival at Sidestreet Studios

Taking it Easy: 20 of SA's top chefs cook for family & friendsCape Town’s first Street Food Festival takes place at Side Street Studios in Woodstock on Sunday, 27 July.

This event features a market, open from 9 AM, and a seminar with some of the city’s top food entrepreneurs, including Andy Fenner, author of Taking it Easy.

The seminar, titled Street Food Talks, runs from 10 AM to 3 PM and will cover some of the following topics:

- Getting started and making it work
- Building your brand – the importance of choosing your name, your logo design and packaging design
- Marketing your business and the importance of social media
- Knowing when to say no
- Business planning and management
- On the street vs retail

Entrance to the market is free and tickets to the seminar cost R297,95.

Don’t miss it!

Seminar Details

  • Date: Sunday, 27 July 2014
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Venue: Sidestreet Studios, Sidestreet Studios
    48 Albert Rd
    Cape Town | Map
  • Cover charge: R297.95
  • RSVP: Buy tickets online at Quicket

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Jenny Morris and Lindsaye McGregor at the South African Book Fair (13 – 15 June)

Taste the World with Jenny MorrisWineries of the CapeThe 2014 South African Book Fair takes place from 13 to 15 June at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Jenny Morris, author of Taste the World with Jenny Morris, and Lindsaye McGregor, author of Wineries of the Cape: The essential companion to touring the Winelands, will be discussing food and wine pairings (complete with a tasting) on Sunday at 2 PM.

Sunday 15 June

The perfect couple – books and wine
2 PM (Room 1.42)
Indulge with Giggling Gourmet Jenny Morris and wine-maven Lindsaye McGregor as they chat around the best pairings – includes a wine tasting and morsels of Jenny’s food.

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Wildlife Photographers Roger and Pat de la Harpe to hold Safari Courses

In Search of the African LionRenowned wildlife photographers Roger and Pat de la Harpe will be running some exciting photographic safaris in the Madikwe Game Reserve.

The De la Harpes, who have written many books on photography, including In Search of the African Lion and In Search of the African Wild Dog, will provide professional tuition and wildlife photography tips on the courses, which cater for all levels of photographer and will be held from 22-25 May and 18-21 September, 2014.

The workshops run over a three-night stay in the reserve, and the cost includes all accommodation, meals and two game drives per day.

The programme is fairly general and subject to change, depending on nature’s own timing. While spending time focusing on scenery, a crackling radio making mention of wild dogs could mean a rapid change in activity.

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Jenny Morris to Return to Taste of Dubai Food Festival from 13 to 15 March 2014

Taste the World with Jenny MorrisJenny Morris, chef and author of Taste the World with Jenny Morris, has been confirmed as one of the international line-up of chefs to participate in the Taste of Dubai food festival taking place from 13 to 15 March 2014.

This is the second time “South African TV chef and Moroccan cuisine expert” Morris will be taking part in this event, writes Olivia Spadavecchia in an article for Ahlan! LIVE.

The latest addition to Taste of Dubai’s stellar line-up of local and international chefs is the lovely Siba Mtongana. The South African Food Network star is the face of Siba’s Table which is currently airing on the channel. Siba joins Indian restaurateur and star of Reza’s African Kitchen Reza Mahammad and fellow South African TV chef and Moroccan cuisine expert Jenny Morris who are taking part in the event for the second year.

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Taste the World with Jenny Morris Launched at Kalk Bay Books with Heather Parker

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The feisty and fabulous Jenny Morris, also known as The Giggling Gourmet, held her many readers captivated at Kalk Bay Books last week. She was speaking to Heather Parker about her marvellous escapades as she travelled the world in order to write her latest cookery book, Taste the World with Jenny Morris.

Heather Parker and Jenny Morris Taste the World with Jenny MorrisHeather Parker was eager to know what, precisely, the eager young men photographed on page 93 of the book were up to, and what the story was behind the curious look in the author’s eyes. Morris claimed to remember the day well. Morris was – she recalled in a beguiling tone – feeding those boys. She’d been filming the Food Network’s Jenny Morris Cooks Morocco at the time and while she was deciding which intriguing ingredients to include in the pot, one of the guys was proposing to her and calculating her bride price in camels, another was pinching her bottom!

Morris spoke about her fascination with China, Vietnam and the Asian philosophy of eating. She said she writes with an awareness of her readers who might not have travelled to where she has been, and are thus potentially unfamiliar with the ingredients she has at her disposal. She shared her shopping secrets for the more exotic ingredients. “Many are available at Checkers, the Spar at Cape Quarter, but there are also a proliferation of small Asian shops which popped up all over the peninsula, as well as China Town.”

Morris also related a hilarious story about trying to sneak a “Kaffir Lime tree” (baimakrut) into the country. She and Cass Abrahams, author of Cass Abrahams Cooks Cape Malay Food from Africa dutifully carried these plants everywhere they went. The trees, which were transplanted into small bottles, were labelled “the children” but when it came to passing through customs, their journey ended, much to Morris and Abrahams’ mutual distress. Despite this sad story, there is a happy ending, as Morris acquired her tree via another route and it is positively thriving.

And preparing with delight and eating with relish the delicious food that covers the pages of this book will ensure that those with a taste for something unfamiliar will also thrive on the new encounters with food, flavour and fun.

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Liesl Jobson tweeted live from the event using the hashtag #livebooks

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Join Jenny Morris at Kalk Bay Books for the Launch of Taste the World with Jenny Morris

Taste the World with Jenny MorrisKalk Bay Books and Sunbird Publishers invite you to the launch of Taste the World with Jenny Morris on Thursday 5 December at 6 for 6:30 PM.

The Giggling Gourmet will be speaking to Heather Parker about the wonderful experiences that inspired her latest book.

Space is limited so don’t forget to RSVP.

See you there!

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Jenny Morris Launches Taste the World with Jenny Morris (Plus: Recipes)

Taste the World with Jenny MorrisVivien Horler attended the launch of Taste the World with Jenny Morris at Chuck Yang’s Chinese restaurant in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

Writing in the Cape Argus, Horler describes how Morris credits her late Italian father-in-law Tony Esposito for her love of international cuisine. “He taught me how to catch, kill and pluck pigeons, and instilled in me such a hunger and lust to taste the world,” Morris says. He taught her to cook from the age of 11 and she eventually married one of his sons.

Morris says that in her latest cookbook she has shared recipes from several countries, using the flavours of the place and giving them her own spin. Morris shared recipes for Uncle Tony’s Lemon and Caper Veal Steaks, Whole Baked Fish with New Potatoes, Uncle Tony’s Limoncello and also Chuck Yang’s Salt and Pepper Calamari that was served at the launch.

The great thing about Giggling Gourmet Jenny Morris is that in real life she’s just as bubbly and warm as she seems on the radio and TV.

She also really loves cooking.

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Bernadette Le Roux to Host a Spier Secret Dinner in Noordhoek

Roots, Shoots & LeavesBernadette le Roux, author of Roots, Shoots & Leaves: Cooking with Vegetables, will be hosting a dinner as part of the Spier Secret Festival dinners leading up to the festival, which is taking place in October.

Le Roux’s farm dinner will be held at a secret location in Noordhoek on Friday 13 September at 7 PM. The theme is Celebrating Vegetables and it costs R350 per person, including wine.

Don’t miss it!

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Jane Griffiths and Charles Barnhoorn at Garden World’s Spring Festival (26 July – 1 September)

Jane\'s Delicious HerbsThe Bulb BookJane Griffiths, author of Jane’s Delicious Herbs, and Charles Barnhoorn, author of The Bulb Book, will be speaking at Garden World’s Spring Festival in Muldersdrift, which is being held from 26 July to 1 September.


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Friday 9 August

Growing a Fruitful Garden with SA Garden & Home and Talborne Organics
10:30 AM for 11:00 AM
Cost: R100 p/p which includes the talk, a goodie bag, a light lunch and prize giveaways.
Join Jane Griffiths for an interesting talk on Growing a Fruitful Garden.

Saturday 17 August

Herbs, Bulbs and Flowers with Featherbrooke Hills Retirement Village
9:30 AM for 10 AM
Cost: R120 p/p which includes the talk, brunch, a goodie bag and prize giveaways.
Charles Barnhoorn, Hadeco‘s bulb expert is joining herb guru’s Margaret & Sandy Roberts and Leon Hefer, florist extraordinaire for a discussion on herbs, bulbs and flowers.

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Jenny Morris at the Good Food and Wine Show Cape Town Tonight

Cooking with Jenny MorrisJenny Morris, Giggling Gourmet and author of Cooking with Jenny Morris, will be appearing in the Checkers Celebrity Chef Theatre at the Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town tonight.

Morris is speaking tonight at 7:30 PM and the Good Food and Wine Show will continue until Sunday 26 May.

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