Why The World’s Obsessed With Gold

Gold has been coveted from as far back as antiquity. It’s the oldest precious metal known to humankind and the most malleable. Studies reveal fragments of gold found in caves used by Paleolithic mandating as far back as 40 000 BC. But there’s no tangible evidence to pinpoint our first encounter with it. Until fairly

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Holiday Eggnog with a South African Twist


Eggnog is not for everyone. You either love it or hate it. However, eggnog die-hards argue that those who do not enjoy chugging it have yet to taste the real thing. While its lineage is contentious most egg-noggers agree

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Moroccan Zeilook Recipe


Morocco is often associated with pointy-top tagines imbued with bold flavours, subtle spices, usually served with couscous. The Arabic food language of Morocco sounds as delicious as the cuisine tastes. Without even knowing

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Cape Malay Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce


The story of Cape Malay cuisine starts with the involuntary migration of people in the 17th century from various parts of South East Asia – including Malaysia and Indonesia. Brought to the Cape as slaves, they brought with them

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Ethiopian Iab Creamy Dip


Ethiopian iab cheese (also known as ayeb or ayib) is a white curd-style homemade cheese similar to Greek feta. It is a central ingredient in Ethiopia’s widely consumed iab dip, which has a refreshingly cooling flavour

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South African Instant Milk Tart Recipe


This traditional light and creamy South African household favourite is made from pastry or biscuit crust with a creamy milk, sugar, egg and flour filling. Said to have arrived with the Dutch Settlers in the 1600s, it makes a regular

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Malawian Sweet Potato and Sim-Sim Balls Recipe


Malawi is a geographically diverse landlocked African country with a massive glittering lake, the third largest in Africa. Lake fish are plentiful and form an important source of food as do a variety of vegetables, maize-based

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