A conversation on South Africa’s restaurant culture with Chef Ukhonaye

Boasting both local and international culinary experience. I had a virtual Q&A with Private Chef and Lecturer Ukhonaye Mconi to speak all things food.  Q: With Instagram being at its peak and the culture of wanting to be seen rising. How would you say this is influencing restaurant culture and South African’s relationship with restaurants?…

“Coolest Monkey in the jungle”: A nuanced understanding of racism

“Coolest Monkey in the jungle” are the words written on an H&M hoodie which went viral and received social media backlash for being “racist”. The outcry was the result of the hoodie being modelled by a black young boy from Sweden. Even though the mother of the H&M model found this hoodie to not be…

A Day With Top Chef SA’s Chef Aya

“Best Seafood in Cape Town” chef according to Eat Out in 2016, Top Chef SA runner-up, Pop Up Chef, SABC 3’s Afternoon Express regular guest chef and Private Chef who worked his way from having “no plan” and just “passing time” by studying Hotel Management. Ayabonga Gope has undoubtedly worked his way up to be…