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5 artists find inspiration in the desert and you get a chance to win with gin

They say that you should write drunk and edit sober, and throughout the ages many artists have been inspired by the inhibition-reducing effects of alcohol (admittedly, the edit sober part is key here). In a bid to get some serious...

Supporting the worthy Cuppa for CANSA cause and daring to hope

It could be a friend, a family member, a colleague, maybe it is you. There is a cancer fight story in each of us – some end in sadness, others in triumph, a celebration of strength of body and spirit....

Thelema: how a breath of fresh air made for wonderful wine

A while ago we were lucky enough to have the good people from Thelema Mountain Vineyards come and visit us for our monthly Yuppiechef wine club tasting. In truth, they are a vineyard I had not heard about before, which only...

Truffle in your tipple? Meet Cruxland Gin

The gin and tonic is making a break from its granny and crystal glassware image, away from the tennis court sidelines and into the heart and soul of vibrant cities (read more about the gin craze here). So when a...

The real bread movement isn’t dead: we have a good, slow chat with Jason Lilley of Jason Bakery

Jason Lilley is as crucial to the real bread scene in Cape Town as yeast is to making the dough rise. His knowledge and passion for pure bread is contagious and his cavalier honesty about the hidden health in eating...

Everything you’d want to know about the latest artisanal gin craze

There once was a time when the peak of coffee appreciation involved mum inquiring if the local steak house served cappuccino or dad being surprised at having more than the usual suspects on offer at his favourite pub. We then...

The unusual reason why we actually want to go to work on our birthdays

I had been working at Yuppiechef all of two months. I was still the shy girl in the corridors, who kept to herself near the coffee station (which, if you know me, is very odd indeed). I hadn’t really raked up...

How to choose your Nespresso

Stylish and oh-so-easy to use, it’s no secret that we love these convenient coffee makers. But choosing the right machine for your kitchen, with so many options, requires some thought. Here’s what you need to ask yourself when navigating the world...

9 Yuppiechef birthday moments to remember

We turned 9 – can you believe it? In kid years it’s halfway to adulthood, in dog years it’s reaching retirement, but in company years it’s big and small at the same time – so much behind you yet still so...

5 tips on how to plate beautifully

If you have ever watched Masterchef, you will know that great food is eaten with the mouth and the eyes. A dish that doesn’t look appealing takes away from the dining experience. Want to make your meals look as good as they...