GINJA Food & Lifestyle Magazine :: Editor's Letter
April May 2016 - 23rd Edition
   GINJA Food & Lifestyle Magazine

Welcome to our Fools & Fiestas edition!

I might look like the Mayor of putsonderwater, but what you see here is me in my Chaîne des Rôtisseurs regalia. when we have Chaîne functions and all the members are wearing their ribbo
ns, it looks like a mayoral convention whilst in reality, we are all enjoying good food, good wine and good company!

Well-known wine expert and writer, Allan Mullins, enlightens us in this edition about white Rhône varieties in his first contribution to GINJA, whilst Martin Meinert gives his honest opinion on wine and beer festivals.

Lungi Nhlanhla has put on her Mad hatter costume and delights us with caramel popcorn cake, triple chocolate peanut butter cake and a peek-a-boo pear cake, all taste sensations to delight your taste buds.

Carel-piet van Eeden writes about an integrative approach to depression whilst our resident health Matters contributor, Mario Botha, takes a look at how medicine can fool you.

In our international travel segment we visit the restaurant, Tapastrie in Indiana and locally we visit Tredici in Swellendam. These eateries might be worlds apart, but each one is very special in its own way.

We also have a fun look at fiestas around the world and what type of food is associated with each one.

Kale is the hip and happening ingredient at the moment and everyone is discovering the joy and health attributes of this age-old plant. Chef Juliette has developed recipes with a few contemporary twists, showing the versatility of kale.

And finally, Darren Maule expresses his displeasure with Brussels sprouts and asparagus. I agree with him on Brussels sprouts, but donít you touch my fresh asparagus!

Happy eating, and drink responsibly...
- François


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