Dite is a celebration of local chefs, foodies, restaurants, and small businesses. Sharing must-try recipes and interviews of extraordinary South Africans changing the dite landscape. There’s a mixture of modern and traditional recipes – celebrating local flair and flavour.
Last time this year, we were in the middle of hard lockdown. We were isolated from loved ones and the hot cross buns didn’t taste the same. We couldn’t honour family traditions, have the dining room table overloaded with different versions of pickled fish and more people around the table than available seats. So, we’ve decided to make up for lost time…
This launch edition pays homage to Easter, and why we’ll be celebrating it for the rest of this month. So, if you’re not a fan of hot cross buns, there is an entire segment that focuses on all things bread: Korsies, Krummels & Stories. The recipes are extracts from The Lockdown Recipe Storytelling Book curated by Ingrid Jones. You could be one of three lucky winners to own a copy – see inside for details.
Vk Media believes that “Dite is life” and this edition has made sure that there’s something for everyone. Salwaa Smith shares her sweet delights recipes with us from konfyt to a no-bake cheesecake. There’s a list of 6 sushi places in Cape Town that you must try – there’s even one in the Northern Suburbs that delivers! (You’re welcome.) Keanon Michael’s from Keanon’s Kitchen talks to readers about his journey, his new business venture, and what a ‘lekke vyl dite’ is.
A hearty plate of food fills your tummy, and the second helping makes it a little too full, but food makes you feel good. And so will reading Faieez Alexander’s story about selling koesisters to make ends meet during the pandemic, going on to be World Koesister Champion to now having his own store. Read Fuzzy’s story on page 15.
MasterChef SA season 2 winner and award-winning TV host, Kamini Pather shares her breakfast love affair with us, great for a lazy Sunday. She even gives a guide on how to make the perfect runny eggs. There are no more excuses about leaving the egg in the pot too long.
The other great love affair that happens every Sunday is Koesister Sunday! Food is about heritage and identity; it evokes nostalgia and memories and brings seemingly different people together around a table. Come and have a seat at Cariema Isaacs’ table as she shares her traditional Cape Malay Sunday recipes.
Cariema and her husband, Turhaan, styled and shot the launch cover of this edition. She may be living in Dubai now, but her heart still beats for Cape Town – and a gatsby. Be sure to read her love letter to the beloved gatsby.
Don’t miss out on many more features. There are klompie food vouchers and a dite experience to be won!