925 Food

 

 Sci-Fi Con is almost here. (3 days to go! *Happy dance.*) Now a few of you have asked me if there will be any food and drink available at the event. The answer? YES! We have food and drink. Drink: Mobile Coffee Café They have iced tea and iced coffee and slush puppies, and a whole lot of other lovely things to quench any thirst. Food: Wook-Eats Burgers – R30 Cheese Burgers – R35 Wors Rolls – R30 Chicken Salad – R30 Greek Salad – R25 Banana cake – R10 per slice Madeira cake – R15 per slice Mini doughnuts – R2.50 each or R10 a bag of 5 Chocolate muffins – R5 each Cold stuff: Bella And Boo Sa […]

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Roeks Beer

Today we speak to one of South Africa’s best brew masters about his fantastic beery creations. So what’s the history of Roeks Beer? I would make beer in my hobby brewery and friends and family when visiting would always say Roeks give me a beer, but in my absence they would ask my wife Lauran for a Roeks Beer. So when we started commercially the name ROEKS BEER was the natural choice for a brand name. How long have you been around? I brewed my first concoction when I was 8 years old; commercially we only started production in 2007. What makes your Roeks Beer unique? We do not follow BJCP style guidelines, we do not add funny stuff and […]

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Stir Fry on a budget

Okay, so here we are, fresh out of the parents’ place and you have a date coming over. Cool, no stress, you got this… except you already spent the last of your money on Skyrim. So with only R50.00 left to your name, how on earth do you impress the person of your dreams? Well never fear, Misfit Munchies is here to rescue your date… All you have to do is check your cupboard. Right at the back of the cupboard that is. Grab those 2 Minute Noodles. That’s ingredient number one. Next thing you do is pop off to the shop for some veggies (Don’t cringe! They are good for you) any veggies will do. I like to use […]

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Haggis

 

 “Thy fowll front had, and he that Bartilmo flaid;The gallowis gaipis eftir thy graceles gruntill, As thow wald for ane haggeis, hungry gled.” — William Dunbar, Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedy. As it is Burns Night, let us take a look at the traditional pudding of the evening; the majestic haggis. So most people have heard of haggis, but what is it actually ? Myth holds the Wild Haggis (Haggis scoticus) is a creature native to the Scottish Highlands. The Wild Haggis’s right and left legs are of different lengths allowing it to run quickly around the steep mountains and hillsides which make up its natural habitat. According to a poll held in 2003, 33% of American visitors to Scotland […]

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

I love food. Food is fantastic. It’s one of the few things that unites humanity. No matter where you are from. No matter who your people are. No matter what you like to eat. Food brings us together. Though there is one sort of food I love above all others. And that’s “real” food. Nothing fancy. Nothing pretentious. Nothing snobbish. Just good old fashioned home-style cooking and plenty of it. So obviously the American TV show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Triple D) instantly appealed to my love of good food. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=717UqSwiCBY Starting in 2007 this simple look at all things food in North America has gone on to produce 200+ episodes and well over a dozen seasons each of which is […]

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Fry Up Inspector

Today we speak to Britain’s greatest Fry Up Inspector. Why fry ups? Most people enjoy a fry up and the quality can vary depending on where you go. On a daily basis I don’t usually eat breakfast but always have a fry up at the weekend, it seemed like a good opportunity to write about each place I had visited. The best way to do this was to remain anonymous to ensure I was served the same breakfast as everyone else when I visited a cafe. What lured you into the fry up review business? I started the “Fry Up Inspector” blog after loads of people had commented on some fry up photos I had put on my personal Facebook […]

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Vanilla Chinchilla

There are a few things close to this Troll’s somewhat blackened heart: two of those are people with disabilities kicking life so hard in the fork I suddenly goes deaf and the other, sweets. I am honoured today to be able to interview someone who falls into both of those delightful categories. Claudia Gouws may be classified as legally blind but by Hastur that hasn’t stopped her doing abso-bloody-lutely fantastic geek themed things with vast quantities of confectionery, and indeed starting a business with them, Vanilla Chinchilla. Read on, oh ye hungry (or soon to be) geeks and nerds and rejoice! Lets start with a little introduction if you would be so kind? I’m a 25 year old baker with […]

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GIRL MEETS BUG!

 

  Silkworm Pancakes. Today we have a bit of a multi-legged treat for you. For today we speak to Daniella Martin, or as she is more widely known, Girl Meets Bug. Now for those of you who are not familiar with her, Daniella is an Insectivore or lover of Entomophagy. (That’s eating invertebrates. Bugs for the layman.) Bugs! Yes, you read that correctly. She is a lover of eating all things bug. Deep-fried crickets. Why invertebrates? They are abundant, sustainable to farm, and nutritious. Your favourite buggy meal? Waxworm tacos. What’s your message to the world? Mostly that not eating insects is an irrational choice we can no longer afford to make. Have you ever been to Africa? No, sadly. (You’d […]

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Misfit Munchies.

 

 Well today I decided to try something different. Today, we do our first sit down interview. Now I know that there are a number of games companies, comic-shops, and toy merchants available – but I’ve decided to go one better. TODAY WE LOOK AT CAKE!  And where better to start and discuss cakes then with a new and upcoming dessert shop? And not just ANY dessert shop, but one run by geeks. A GEEK CAKE PRODUCTION FACILITY! And I, your peaceful sugar-high overlord, was lucky enough to be at the lunch party for such an establishment. MISFIT MUNCHIES For the benefit of my readers, I’ve skipped the gay banter and blue waffles (They had soap in them), and have skipped […]

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