Our fun with foodies tour has begun! Life Retreat is travelling all around South Africa looking for the best and most interesting food experts. From cheese makers to bread bakers and everything in between. This week we spoke to Franck Dangereux, head chef at the Foodbarn in Noordhoek. Come and take a look at our video!
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The following article is by French expert cheese maker Gerald Tanesse (now living in Cape Town)
Le bouchon: “Hey you! Yes you!” Hello, or should I say Bonjour as French is my home language and the country where I was born. You are looking at me through the glass door of the fridge wandering what can I be? I am a cork, in French we say bouchon, yes like mouth which is bouche and add on which makes bouchon.
A few years ago, I was in desperate need to eat healthier and lose some weight. It struck me at that time, that I really knew next to nothing about nutrition and how things actually affected my body. I just heard what doctors told me to eat, and never really questioned why? So I set about finding as much information as I possibly could. One of the best sources of helpful info came from podcasts. In this article, I’m going to list my favourite fitness and nutrition podcasts.
We often tend to follow someone else’s nutritional regime without taking our body type or health in to consideration. We read a blog or an article that talks about weight-loss and blindly follow the tips that are suggested; without caring whether they are fat-free diet or high-protein diet or fad diet or vegan diet. The truth, however, is that every body type is different. There is no one size that fits for all kind of eating.
Thank goodness for brothers, and sisters, as apart from our own children, they are probably the only people that are truly honest with us. My brother was visiting the other night, when I casually mentioned that I had 5kg to lose and was overweight. To which he replied, “you are looking porkie”, and then he had a good chuckle. It sounded funny to him, but it played on my mind that night when I went to bed.
Fun with foodies is about to begin. We at Life Retreat are all lovers of fine food, wine, cooking and eating and drinking experiences, and fun with foodies is a natural progression born out of this love. I am fortunate enough to have a brother in law who is going to introduce himself below. His name is Pepe, and he is our food guru, and we are going to be travelling around South Africa together interviewing as many interesting people as possible in the “food world”.