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Schoon bakery

Our favourite Stellenbosch bakery, Schoon, has relocated and opened up a little shop in Somerset West. When I visited, it was clear that they already have a loyal local patronage and a warm, authentic feeling is in this very pretty space.[...]
Radish and turnip chips by claire gunn3

RADISH AND TURNIP CHIPS

This week at the Oranjezicht City Farm Market, I snapped up some beautiful turnips and HUGE radishes for a purple vegetable shoot. There were so many veggies with deep purple tones, I just couldn't resist. As you might know, those purple sk[...]
Claire Gunn Italy 2017

Where I ate in Italy

If you are headed out to the tourist capital, Italy, you cannot help but be thinking about eating amazing food while you're there. Here is what I found on my recent trip around Italy, starting in Rome and then traveling to Assisi, Siena, Fl[...]
Claire Gunn Italy 2017
Spek and Bone by Claire Gunn

Spek & Bone

If I think of a South African chef who celebrates his Afrikaans heritage in cooking, it's Bertus Basson. Drawing on all the home cooked, traditional food from his mother, aunts and general Afrikaans upbringing, you can experience nostalgia[...]
Boschendal by Claire Gunn

Boschendal

I recently had the excellent fortune of shooting for one of our oldest Cape Dutch homestead farms, Boschendal. I had asked the universe to lead me to a property that had the potential for me to photograph and witness the life cycles of f[...]
Boschendal by Claire Gunn
pomegranates claire gunn

DRAGON FRUIT AND POMEGRANATE SMOOTHIE

Dragon fruit is available for only a short time of the year and it is usually quite hard to find. Here in South Africa we didn’t grow up with them being freely available at supermarkets. I buy mine from the Oranjezicht City Farm market wh[...]
Margot Janse The Tasting Room Claire Gunn

The Last Supper with Margot Janse

One of the best places I ever worked was at The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek. The legendary Dutch-born chef Margot Janse was the executive chef and my Head chef was Chris Erasmus. This might have been the best team I[...]
CHOCOLATE STRACCIATELLA NICE CREAM

CHOCOLATE STRACCIATELLA NICE-CREAM

Stracciatella ice cream is, in essence, a chocolate-chip ice cream. The chips are created by drizzling hot, melted chocolate into ice-cream towards the end of churning. The chocolate solidifies immediately after coming into contact with the[...]
CHOCOLATE STRACCIATELLA NICE CREAM
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